LA Rams are building a millenial coaching staff to head coach Sean McVay’s specifications. This next generational staff are young, innovative, and consensus-building coordinators
The LA Rams are building the coaching staff to head coach Sean McVay’s specifications. While it’s way too soon to tell how this will impact the Rams 2020 season, it’s a good start for a team which regressed significantly in 2019.
The entire NFL has been enamored with Coach McVay, more specifically, his youth. For his first three seasons, the LA Rams have eased McVay into taking on the full load of running an NFL team, by filling the coaching staff with veteran coaches. Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips pretty much ran the defense autonomously. That allowed McVay, from the offensive side of the street, to focus almost exclusively on offense.
So too did the team run the special teams under the oversight of special teams coordinator John Fassel. In fact, the coaching staff was originally constructed to be nearly an organization on autopilot.
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The scheme worked beautifully as McVay learned how to run the team while remaining firmly entrenched in the offense. Calling plays was a safe place for McVay, his comfort-zone so to speak. The LA Rams responded by posting an 11-5 record in 2017, and then improved to 13-3 in 2018. All the while, McVay ran the offense, and DC Phillips’ defense simply overpowered their opponents. That is, until they met the New England Patriots in Super Bowl