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Rams Coaching Interviews:It's official, McVay hired

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  1. simonblaze

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    I prefer both McDaniels and Patricia over McVay but if he gets, I have no doubt we'll improve on the offensive side of the ball. I just hope he would have a real good plan on how to keep the defense as a strength for the team. I'm not sure which was worse... the Cignetti/Boras Era of Rams offensive football or the Larry Marmie years of Rams defensive football.
     
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    K.Demoff:
    "Thanks for your time throughout the interview process
    but we are going in a different direction Sean"

    S.McVay: "What do you mean you're going in a different direction?"
    "I crushed that interview! You will regret this decision Mr. Demoff"!

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    View: https://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora/status/818953573815951360


    http://mmqb.si.com/mmqb/2017/01/10/...rtles-tom-coughlin?xid=socialflow_facebook_si


    View: https://twitter.com/TheHerd/status/818941040283394048


    Chris Cooley on McVay: http://www.espn.com/espnradio/losangeles/play?id=18446695


    View: https://twitter.com/ESPNLosAngeles/status/818957836214337536
     
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    I think he was being humble or maybe felt it was a ridiculous question. At the time he was the linebacker coach for Ohio State. That was over 4 years ago.

    Here's a disturbing incident from around that time...Can't find how the case was resolved.


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWU3JukU8II


    Then his 3 Super Bowl rings were stolen.


    View: https://twitter.com/JenVrabel1/status/531149743913984000
     
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    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000...b-vrabel-charged-with-theft-at-indiana-casino

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/mike-vrabel-retires-from-nfl-takes-ohio-st-job/
     
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    Wow, I'm surprised that McDermott is looking like the guy in Buffalo. Good for us. I kind of hope that Vance Joseph goes to DEN. Leaves us, SD, and SF to fight over McVay, Shanahan, McDaniels, and Patricia.
     
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    If McVay is the leader or was extremely impressive... I'm desperate to know who he was suggesting as his coaches for O and D. There was one article earlier that discussed how HC coach candidates are expected to have a coaching depth chart of the guys they'd like to hire. With him being so young, I wonder how that convo went....
     
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    The two most important things for me are his ability to lead and put a staff together. The HC doesn't need to be a coordinator. If he offers those two things, I'm behind him 110%.
     
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    I'm hiring an OC because I like how he has a feel for the game and how he calls a game. I don't know why you would say we love how you call games and then immediately have him try and teach his feel for the game to another coach. If he can't handle being a head coach AND calling the plays, then why bother.
     
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    I doubt any top OC would leave their successful situation to just be another OC for the rams which means if they get mcvay and he doesnt call the plays we would have an assistant coach probably play calling for the first time in his career and I just don't think that's setting them up for success.
     
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    Being a HC takes a lot of your focus. It benefits us if we have an OC who can focus entirely on the offense and a HC who can focus entirely on the team.

    I'm fine if Shanny or McVay wants to call plays. But if they believe in somebody else and want to bring him in, I'm fine with that too.

    Why not? They have an offensive-minded HC to lean on. All the best playcallers had to start somewhere.
     
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    Peter King NFL Coach Update: L.A. Likes McVay; Denver Eyes Joseph

    NFL Coach Update: L.A. Likes McVay; Denver Eyes Joseph

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    Lots of email about the Chris Berman retrospective and, because in my Tuesday piece on Berman I didn’t say what I thought of the man, I’ll do that here. But first, let’s look at the coaching carousel, which appears to be moving much faster than we thought a few days ago.

    On Monday, the Jaguars announced they were keeping interim coach Doug Marrone as the full-timer, backstopped by two-time Super Bowl-winning coach Tom Coughlin as director of football operations. The Bills, according to Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News, appear to be closing in on Carolina defensive coordinator Sean McDermott, 42, a well-respected graduate of the Jim Johnson school of defense in Philadelphia. And then there were four. What each vacancy looks like this morning:

    • Denver. The Broncos seem to have it down to two, with Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph having a slight edge over Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. But Joseph was scheduled to leave Denver after an interview Tuesday to keep appointments with the Chargers on Wednesday and the 49ers on Thursday. However—and this might be significant—Joseph had dinner with Elway after their interview and Joseph had not left Denver as of late Tuesday night and was scheduled to stay until this morning. “He has great leadership qualities and a strong vision of what it takes to win,” GM and decider-in-chief John Elway tweeted Tuesday. Longtime Broncos beat man Mike Klis says special-teams coach Dave Toub of Kansas City is still in the equation too. It’s still too early to think Joseph—who then would have a need to build an offensive staff while retaining most defensive assistants, a bit of an awkward scenario—is the better fit over Shanahan. But I’ve heard Elway and club president Joe Ellis were extremely impressed by the Shanahan interview, and that narrowed the early gap between he and the more well-rounded manager he thinks Joseph is. So we’ll see.

    • Los Angeles. There’s always a candidate that comes out of the blue. This year’s guy is growing on the Rams, and fast. The Rams are serious about 30-year-old offensive coordinator Sean McVay of Washington. (Well, he’s not so young. He does turn 31 in two weeks.) He was the play-caller in Washington the past two years under Jay Gruden, and the grandson of Bill Walsh’s director of football operations in San Francisco is well respected by his players. When the Rams interviewed McVay, they found a guy who was totally un-awed by the prospect of being the youngest head coach in the league. He’s been training for it under Gruden. “I’m sure,” Gruden told our Andy Benoit last summer, “he’ll be a head coach a lot sooner than people think.” If McVay’s the call over Houston assistant Mike Vrabel or Buffalo interim coach Anthony Lynn (the Rams loved Lynn when they spoke Sunday), he’ll have to build a veteran staff to help him negotiate the stuff he doesn’t know. But the prospect of McVay, who helped tutor Kirk Cousins into respectability, working with top 2016 pick Jared Goff might be most attractive to the Rams. Keep in mind that owner Stan Kroenke has to approve all hires, and he hasn’t met with the youngster yet. So set nothing in stone here.

    • San Diego. The Chargers favor a candidate with head-coaching experience, which gives former Falcons coach Mike Smith (seven-year mark in Atlanta: 67-50) a leg up. But that’s not a must. The choice will have to be flexible, in case the franchise moves to the Los Angeles ‘burbs this fall and plays as an orphan for two years while the Rams/Chargers palace dreamed up by Rams owner Stan Kroenke is built. Toub is in play here, as is Joseph (slated to interview Wednesday). All along, a defensive coach has seemed to make sense here, with so much young talent on that side of the ball. If not Smith or Joseph, Detroit defensive coordinator Teryl Austin is also liked in San Diego.

    • San Francisco. The Niners know they’ll have to stretch for one of the young stars (Josh McDaniels, Kyle Shanahan), as in a very long-term contract and willingness to allow the pick to help overhaul the culture of this suddenly downtrodden organization. They seem willing to do that, and to lower expectations for the next couple of years while the franchise is rebuilt. An offensive man with the reputation for finding and coaching the quarterback of the future—quite likely not on the roster as we speak—makes the most sense. This is still an open place. The Niners have favorable draft (picks 2, 34, 66 in the first three rounds) and cap positions to sell.
     
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    I post this because if Denver hires Vance Joseph Kyle Shanahan will be in play and keep in mind the Rams have not interviewed him yet.

    Vance Joseph, John Elway have dinner at where else?
    Mike Klis, KUSA 9:27 PM. MST January 10, 2017

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    KUSA - It appears the Denver Broncos' interview with Vance Joseph went so well Tuesday afternoon, he, team general manager John Elway and some other football operation staffers carried their discussion into the night at a well-known steakhouse.

    One guess where they broke bread. That's right, at one of the Elway's restaurants in the Denver area.

    With Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan closing the gap in recent days, will Joseph, who entered the Broncos' head coach search as the candidate to beat, still be Elway's preferred choice by Wednesday morning?

    Joseph met for at least four hours Tuesday with Elway and his search committee at the team’s UCHealth Training Center. The Broncos’ five-man group: Elway, who is in charge of the interview process; chief executive officer Joe Ellis; director of player personnel Matt Russell; vice president of public relations Patrick Smyth and team administrator Mark Thewes.

    It appears the interview went well for Joseph.

    “We enjoyed visiting with Vance Joseph at our facility today,’’ Elway stated on his Twitter account. “He has great leadership qualities and a strong vision of what it takes to win.’’

    As was always the plan, Joseph was to overnight Tuesday in Denver. The interview went so well, Elway wanted to keep talking. If Joseph is the Broncos' choice, Elway will have to move quickly. Joseph is scheduled to fly Wednesday morning to San Diego for a head coach interview with the Chargers. He is to then to meet Thursday with the 49ers in San Francisco before possibly another interview Friday with the Rams in Los Angeles.

    Goodness.

    Joseph, the former University of Colorado backup quarterback who just finished his 12th season as an NFL assistant defensive coach, began his jam-packed, Western interview swing under the relative cloak of secrecy.

    He boarded a United commercial flight Tuesday morning that took off from Miami and landed in Denver at 10 a.m. Nothing secretive about a commercial flight except that instead of leading the passengers into the B terminal at Denver International Airport, Joseph was whisked away at the tarmac by a security officer.

    There would be no passenger train with a 9News cameraman awaiting in the main terminal for Joseph.

    Joseph, 44, was then transferred to Broncos staffers who drove him to the team’s headquarters for a four-hour interview with the same search committee that met Friday with Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Toub in Kansas City and Saturday with Shanahan in Atlanta.

    The Broncos did not extend Joseph a contract offer following their interview at team headquarters Tuesday evening. Will the two sides get around to talking contract Tuesday night? If Joseph is allowed to fly Wednesday to San Diego, focus will turn to Shanahan as the Broncos’ leading candidate.

    But for now, it appears Joseph remains the man to beat. Shanahan and Toub are coaching for teams that are participating in playoff games this weekend. The Broncos would have to wait until Shanahan’s Falcons or Toub’s Chiefs are eliminated before they can be secretly lifted from a DIA tarmac and brought to UCHealth Training Center.
     
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