Next Gen coaching staff
Head coach Sean McVay needed a way to shake up the dynamics of the LA Rams coaching staff. After all, the LA Rams had taken a step back in 2019, perhaps two or three steps back. But adversity is all part of the improvement process. Or does it merely begin to fracture an organization along hidden weaknesses?
Sean McVay entered the NFL not only as one of the youngest and most successful head coaches in his early career. He is one of the first millennials to take over an NFL franchise. That’s hugely significant, which we will discuss in a moment. But first, let’s discuss the different generations among the LA Rams coaching staff, and why that created hidden problems.
In the modern workforce, there are multiple generations. Each is loosely defined by the year of birth. Overall, each generation shares common traits. Let’s list the generations:
I. Traditionalists/Silent Gen – Born 1925 to 1945
II. Baby Boomers – Born 1946 to 1964
III. Generation X – Born 1965 to 1979
IV. Millenials – Born 1980 to late 1990’s
V. Centennials – Born late 1990’s to 2019
Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips was born on June 21, 1947. He is a Baby Boomer generation. Running backs coach Skip Peete was born on January 30, 1963. He too is a Baby Boomer. Special teams coordinator John Fassel was born on January 10, 1974. He is a Generation X. But most importantly, head coach Sean McVay was born on January 24, 1986. he is a Millenial.