Sean McVay was the prince of the NFL this season, as the rookie head coach led the Rams to an 11-5 record and the NFC West title.
But the 31-year-old looked like an overmatched deer in the headlights during the Rams’ 26-13 loss to the Falcons in the wild-card playoffs Saturday, according to ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown crew.
I have won it plenty of times. Again, it’s hard to even answer that question. There’s really no basis for it. It’s hard to I don’t know. I just shake my head.
On former backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo allegedly being denied initial treatment at the TB12 Sports Therapy Center…
It is so far from any truth that I know, or any characterization of my relationship with my teammates. I have never denied anybody anything in regards to TB12. I have always found it very flattering when teammates go there. Again, I think this speaks to someone whether it is the writer himself, or whoever he spoke to, what agenda they might have in painting some type of picture. …
I have a great relationship with all my teammates. I certainly did with Jimmy. I loved working with Jimmy. We had a great time together. I wish him nothing but the best, like always. Just like all my teammates, really. I think that is just how I feel about him.
On feeling liberated after Garoppolo was traded to the 49ers midseason…
With the Titans a first down away from victory, it appeared that Derrick Henry was stripped of the football by Marcus Peters. Derrick Johnson then scooped the ball and ran it towards the end zone for a score that would have put the Chiefs up 27-22 with 1:47 left.
Like: His closest friend, Ryan Shazier, should be recognized as “the best middle linebacker in football.” And: The Steelers’ defense should be taken more seriously. “Keep focusing on the offense,” he said. “We’re going to keep holding you to 14 points.” And then this: “I’m just gonna say it. We’re gonna win the Super Bowl.”
His defensive teammates concurred. All anyone noticed was the Steelers’ star-studded offense—Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown, Le’Veon Bell.?.?.?. But, they pointed out, the front office had transformed their unit since 2014, when Pittsburgh used the 15th pick on Shazier, now the most beloved player on the team. Everything they did—and everything they would do—revolved around him.