Most teams will be on the hunt less than a year after winning the Super Bowl, but Los Angeles Rams found themselves in third place in an NFC West that was surprisingly competitive and tended to go the wrong way.
So, after watching their latest competition slide late against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Rams head coach Sean McVay was outspoken about the changes that needed to be made for the team to succeed again – and put himself in the mix.
Did McVay just admit that his days as head coach in LA were numbered?
Before every Rams fan hits the panic button – no, Sean McVay won’t be out of a job before the season ends. However, he knew he had to change his approach so his team could get back on track.
“I’m a big part of this. I have to do better,” McVay told the press after Sunday’s game, via CBS Sports. “We’re going to stay connected throughout this process, but we have to be able to look inward and figure out some of the solutions, changes, adjustments, different things that we have to do to be able to achieve this.” The results are different and the production is different from our offense.”
The Rams are currently sitting in 3-5th place after Sunday’s loss and are ranked 16th in NFL history to miss the playoffs a year after winning the Super Bowl. Although Matthew Stafford and Cooper Kupp still played at a superior level, LA’s attack took a heavy toll on scoring and their defense was not strong enough to minimize damage on the other side of the ball.
McVay admits he still doesn’t know the secret to turning the Rams’ season around. But maybe he should soon realize that.
Los Angeles hosts the Arizona Congress of Cardinals next Sunday.