Sean McVay keeping perfect mindset to help Rams learn from Super Bowl loss

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After coming up short in Super Bowl 53, Sean McVay would love nothing more than to see the Los Angeles Rams earn another shot in the big game this upcoming season.

Never in a million years did any football fan ever imagine the Los Angles Rams of all teams would quickly become Super Bowl contenders when Sean McVay was hired in 2017 as the youngest head coach in NFL history, but here they are.

Heading into his third NFL season as head coach with the Rams, McVay has already exceeded all previous expectations, and was even fortunate enough to recently receive a contract extension to keep him around through 2023.

Between winning back-to-back NFC West titles along with their appearance in Super Bowl 53 from this past season, McVay has plenty to be proud of from his first two seasons in Los Angeles, and one can only imagine what year three will have in store.

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With that being said, McVay does realize the new level of pressure that comes with his third head coaching season since the Rams will not only be playing with targets on their backs as defending NFC champions, but also due to their embarrassing performance in Super Bowl 53.

It’s one thing to come up short against one of the greatest franchises the NFL has to offer in the New England Patriots, but watching a high-powered offense fail to even score a single touchdown in the game was completely embarrassing.

Clearly, McVay wasn’t as prepared for Bill Belichick and company as he should have been, but at least from a positive perspective, the Rams coach can use this as a learning experience.

Charles Robinson from Yahoo Sports recently conducted a column on McVay that was mostly focused on the Super Bowl loss to the Patriots, and it seems pretty clear that McVay is doing everything in his power to keep a positive mindset over what took place.

Instead of the Rams continuing to be upset over what took place last February, McVay is smart enough to know just how exciting it was for the team to even be in that position when considering this was a team that won just four games in 2016.

Watching Los Angeles make this kind of turnaround in such a short period of time shows just how special of a coach McVay is, and while it hurt to lose the Super Bowl the way they did, the future is clearly bright for the Rams.

Maybe if all goes according to plan for the Rams in 2019, McVay’s team will find themselves in position again to potentially hoist the Lombardi Trophy, with hopefully better results than last February.