Social media reacts to Rams HC Sean McVay new NFL responsibility

Los Angeles Rams, Sean McVay
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LA Rams head coach was not rewarded with the NFL Coach of the Year for the 2023 NFL season, in spite of the fact that he led QB Matthew Stafford, WR Cooper Kupp, DL Aaron Donald, and a band of young merry men to the 2024 NFL Playoffs. McVay had won Coach of the Year after the 2017 NFL season, but I believe his 2023 performance was every bit the equal to that year. McVay was no shock to the NFL this year, and won 10 games despite having no money to spend in free agency and no first round pick to use since 2016.

But, don't feel bad. The NFL did name McCay to a select group of NFL coaches, just not the NFL Coach Of The Year honors. Instead Rams head coach Sean McVay has been added as a new member to the NFL's Competition Committee.

Okay, so two new head coaches are joining the group, which means that two previous coaches are no longer serving on the committee. It just so happens that, unlike owners, head coaches can and do lose their jobs. Two previous committee members: Washington Commanders HC Ron Rivera and Tennessee Titans HC Mike Vrabel, were let go by their respective teams after the 2023 NFL season, necessitating the committee to turn to new head coaches:

The committee members are hand-picked by the NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell, and are tasked with meeting either in person or virtually throughout the year. For a complete detail of what the NFL Competition Committee is tasked to address and how it operates, I heartily recommend clicking on the NFL Website and reading over THE NFL COMPETITION COMMITTEE to learn more details.

But the reactions to the news was quick to appear on social media, particularly after HC Sean McVay held a pre-Combine press conference to announce his new coaching staff. Rams reporter Stu Jackson shared McVay's humorous reaction to the honor during the press conference:

Of course, the LA Rams official website took a more conventional approach to their acknowledgement of the news:

The ever-informative Rams correspondent from The Athletic, Jourdan Rodrigue, shared the news on social media as well.

It was Rodrigue's 'Tweet' (or is it 'X'd'?) that drew some of the more humorous reactions from Rams fans. Like this reaction, who has heard the rumor that HC Sean McVay is no longer the youngest HC in the NFL:

And of course, there is this priceless reaction, wondering if the greater responsibility in the NFL echelon circles will bring a more effective officiating response for LA Rams starting quarterback Matthew Stafford, and the perception that he never draws penalty flags from officials no matter how vicious and horrific quarterback sacks seem to fall outside of the rules when he is the victim:

And of course, there is there is this humorous reply to the news, as many Rams players - including All-Pro WR Cooper Kupp - have expressed a preference for natural grass playing fields.

In the end, I'm not convinced that the new responsibility assigned to HC Sean McVay will change anything for the NFL's rules and regulations going forward. But I won't tell if you won't. It will be our secret for now.

And, as always, thanks for reading.