It has been a terrible year for one-time Boy Wonder Sean McVay. A year after he won the Super Bowl, and married an Instagram model, it has been all down hill.
His Rams are suffering thru a 3-7 2022 season. Matthew Stafford suddenly looks old. Cooper Kupp is out for the rest of the season with an ankle injury. Supposed free agent stud acquisition Allen Robinson can’t stay on the field and when he does, he stinks.
Boy Wonder McVay has been christened by the Jim Rome Show as “Stevie Wonder” thanks to his inability to call plays better than a blind man.
It all came to a “head” in Week 12 versus the Kansas City Chiefs in Arrowhead Stadium. Sean McVay was seen retreating to the blue medical tent and has been placed in the concussion protocol.
Already trailing the Chiefs, Rams coach McVay violated the first rule of being on the field during an NFL game – keep your head on a swivel.
During the Rams v Chiefs game on November 27th 2022, In this video, Sean McVay gets absolutely blindsided and hit in the face with a helmet from one of his own players running onto the field.
McVay was walking down the sideline when tight end Roger Carter Jr. put his helmet on and started running out to the field.
Even after getting hit with the helmet, McVay continued to coach the remainder of the game. you have to (Boy) wonder if he will be sore Monday morning.
But the best thing for him, was that he DIDNT see it coming so he could remain relaxed and take the blow.
Said one commenter: “He thinks too much of himself…I mean pay attention to the action around you …stay put and out of the way. Glad you posted this because I didn’t see this bit just that he was rubbing his jaw.”
One year you are on top of the world. The next, people can’t wait to take a shot at you. Including your own players.
When McVay was hired by the Rams in 2016 as a coach, he was just 30 years old. That made him the youngest coach ever in the modern era, besting Lane Kiffin who was 31 when the Raiders hired him.
The prior season, the Rams finished last in points scored, total yards, TD passes, and first downs.
From the minute he took over, the Rams began to WIN. It is pretty remarkable, actually.
In year one, the Rams finished the 2017 season 11-5 and lost to the Falcons in the Wild Card game. McVay was named Coach of the Year.
In 2018 the Rams were even better. They went 13-3 and lost to the Patriots in the Super Bowl.
In 2019 the Rams endured the annual Super Bowl loser hangover. They went 9-7 and missed the playoffs. But consider the “down” year of 9 wins. The last time the Rams won 9 games prior to McVay’s arrival was 2003.
In 2020 the Rams went 10-6 and lost in the Divisional Round of the playoffs to the Packers.
And last season, it all came to a head for McVay. The Rams won the Super Bowl and beat the Bengals.
No matter how bad this year goes for McVay and the Rams, it would still only be his first season ever with a losing record.
Even though he is still just 36 years old, McVay has his own coaching tree. McVay has served under four head coaches:
Jon Gruden, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2008)
Jim Haslett, Florida Tuskers (2009)
Mike Shanahan, Washington Redskins (2010–2013)
Jay Gruden, Washington Redskins (2014–2016)
Five of McVay’s assistants have been hired as head coaches in the NFL or NCAA:
Matt LaFleur, Green Bay Packers (2019–present)
Zac Taylor, Cincinnati Bengals (2019–present)
Jedd Fisch, Arizona (2021–present)
Brandon Staley, Los Angeles Chargers (2021–present)
Kevin O’Connell, Minnesota Vikings (2022–present)