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Discussion in 'RAMS - NFL TALK' started by leoram, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. leoram

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    #1 leoram, Oct 12, 2017
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    Every time Sean McVay speaks, no matter what the circumstance, he says something he’s prepared for a purpose. Sometimes a reporter will ask him something goofy just to get him out of it (which player is most likely to visit a waterpark in Florida) and he won’t answer it until he can return to his roots of “this is a business trip.”

    On Sammy Watkins, he takes responsibility as needing to get him more involved, informs us what happened on social media has been addressed, compliments Sammy for responding the right way, and considers the whole thing instructional moving forward while stating that things don’t always go as planned on every play.

    On Mo Alexander, he compliments Mo, wishes him well, and continues to compliment his coaches and each individual safety on the roster.

    On the loss to Seattle, he is careful to look at himself first, acknowledge our errors, and give Seattle credit.

    When the team wins, he focuses on the progress, acknowledges areas that need to improve, and turns the focus on the next “great” team they are about to play. Oh, and he does the exact same thing after losses.

    I swear, our coach reminds me of Spock from Star Trek. He has an analysis for everything he says and does so with no ego. He has emotions but they are always under control. There will never be Jim Mora or Denny Green like meltdowns. There are no Dick Vermeil tears. There are no Lombardi like quotes to draw football parallels to philosophical life questions.

    When challenged about Red Zone efficiency, he knows damned well he scripted the perfect opening drive for a touchdown. He knows Chancellor was guilty of an egregious PI on Higbee but since he got away with it, Sean called it a great play. No emotion demonstrated though you can tell it burns inside him.

    No, this coach will be like the sun who does the exact same thing everyday and no matter what happens, will continue that process of developing himself, his staff, and his team everyday. What I consider boring, he will use to make this team a consistent winner. This is his character and true character never changes. Everyone knows now (looking at you Mo), the process is in place and either you buy in or will be respectfully shown the door.

    I swear, by now every fan paying attention, every coach, administrator, every player, and most reporters know what he’s going to say once the question is asked and the coaches and players know the script as well and generally parrot the same.

    We don’t know how this season will end but by now we definitely know what will happen along the way. Whether we go 7-9 on the season or 14-2, McVay will focus on the next step necessary. Live long and prosper my friends.
     
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    I love McVay. I wouldn't mind if he cried now and then either...!
     
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    Nice write up Leo.
     
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    McVay's humility is his greatest strength. It's so rare at this level of coaching.

    The fact that he looks inwardly first and is willing to make necessary adjustments with HIS actions speaks volumes and really does help foster the type of environment he's gunning for.

    I think we can all agree we have a special coach coaching our beloved Rams.

    Great post man!
     
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    Great write-up, Leo. You can tell this young man was raised right. To not make excuses. To do his best. To not be a time-waster. He is a winner. He will surround himself with winners. He does not suffer fools well, but always has a positive things to say about them, and doesn't throw them under the bus. (Tavon, Sammy, Woods, after Wash. game....etc.)

    Maturity and age are not the same thing. At this point, people that point out McVay's age, as though it is a liability, are engaging in cringe-worthy behavior.

    John McVay lives about a mile from my office. I am tempted to drop off a hand written note to him, letting him know how impressed I am with his grandson. Not from a football fan, or Ram fan view point. Just as a man.

    (n)...but first I'm going to brush up on the local stalking laws and regulations.
     
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    McVay did show emotion, Monday night on his Coach's show, when he said " Normally after a game (Win or Lose) I like to just move on to the next game. But I would be less then honest if I didn't say, this loss still makes me sick to think about!" That's as close to a quote as I can get, off the top of my head.
     
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    I mentioned this in another thread, but it seems like McVay had read the leadership book Extreme Ownership. Apparently Kupp actually used that please in an interview (thanks @LACHAMP46 !)

    It's a great book and very instructional. I enjoyed the heck out of it. It basically peaches this exact mentality. Even if there are a bunch of facts going against you, look at what you could have done it what you could do in the future to be successful. Pointing fingers doesn't drive progress. Figuring out how to defeat the obstacles does. It's exactly what McVay does any time he talks about a deficiency. He talks about what he can do. Very refreshing and pretty amazing actually. And it looks like it's rubbing off on the players.
     
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    I hope McVay is our coach for the next twenty years. I love, love his attitude toward things, his refreshing humility and honesty, and his philosophy of we, not me, is amazing, and he has the players buying into what he's saying.

    I know that we're going to win multiple Super Bowls with him. I feel it in my bones.
     
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    It's rare at every level of coaching in my experience.
    The coaching ranks are filled with narcissists and unrepentant dickheads.
     
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    I Thought I could feel it in my bones as well...Unfortunately for me it turned out to be my advanced age and arthritis !!! You keep feeling it though, you could very well be right...
     
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    I'm with ya. I would really like our Rams, to have that same continuity that the Steelers have enjoyed for years.
     
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    I think it was a great hire...but, sometimes when he talks I find myself drifting off thinking about other stuff. He seems perfectly willing to answer questions unlike belichek for example, but when he's done I'm thinking he said a lot of words but he didn't say anything.
     
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    #14 bubbaramfan, Oct 14, 2017
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    Being so positive all the time gets old. Especially during a losing streak. Does the guy ever get mad or upset and give voice?

    So far all I hear is :blah::blah::blah:. I get the positive stuff. But it seems a bit dis-ingenuous to sound so bubbly and positive when I know damn well he's not pleased with his teams performance. . :blah::blah::blah: doesn't always work and it's not what he really wants to say. Maybe he gets in their grill in the locker room, but he's going to give the camera the same :blah::blah::blah: no matter how bad it gets..

    I don't believe for a minute he never gets pizzed off. I'd like to see some real PO'd passion from McVay for a change.
     
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    McVay is very much the opposite of that turd in AZ when the time comes to open your mouth and speak to the media about yourself, your players and your peers. You all are lucky you don't have to listen to that arrogant blowhard every time you turn on sports radio.
     
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    I love that book, and started following Jocko Willink after I read it. I highly suggest his podcast for anyone who's a fan of history, war, etc.
     
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    McVay is special, he's going to show the league that.

    He better be here until he retires.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion. I'll probably listen to it.
    Side note: I don't think you can find two guys with manlier names and voices. Those two dudes were tailor made to be SEALs.
     
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    Agree with this. He has perfected the positive say nothing that really means anything interview.



    Thinking similar thoughts. The positive stuff is all well and good but, football involves emotions too.

    Where do you want to see some emotion from McVay?

    Press conference?

    Sideline?

    Both?
     
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    I'm digging me some McVay as well. But, he'll need to go in about 8 years from now. He'll be to old by then and we'll have to find another thirty year old.