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Sean McVay Hired as Head Coach of the L.A. Rams

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L.A. Rams take gamble on Sean Mcvay by making him the youngest head coach in NFL history

The Los Angeles Rams have agreed to a five-year deal with former the Washington Redskins offensive coordinator. McVay, 30, played a crucial role in Kirk Cousins development over the past two seasons, and has been coordinating the offense since 2014. Under his tutelage, Cousins has set many records while the Redskins’ offense as while was among the league’s best in 2016.

McVay has NFL lineage in his blood as his grandfather is John McVay, the former executive who presided over five Super Bowl winning teams in San Francisco from the 80’s and 90’s. In his first move as head coach, Wade Phillips was hired as the defensive coordinator for the Rams.

According to reports, Los Angeles was also interested in Atlanta’s Kyle Shanahan but were blown away by McVay in interviews. He got his start as a wide receivers coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a wide receivers coach in 2008 under Jon Gruden, who recommended him for the job. The following year, he served under Jon’s younger brother Jay with the Florida Tuskers as a quality control/wide receivers coach of the now defunct United Football League.

After years of defensive minded Jeff Fisher, the Rams are hoping McVay can jump-start Jared Goff’s career. The Rams finished the 2016 season last in total offense and scoring. Goff started the final seven games of the season, and the all resulted in losses for L.A.. Goff ended his rookie campaign completing nearly 55 percent of his passes, with 1,089 yards, five touchdowns, seven interceptions, and a 63.6 passer rating

Critics have expressed their concern of the move because of McVay’s age and understandably so, but his youth is his greatest asset as he brings energy and enthusiasm to L.A. Goff met with his new head coach for about two hours as the two discussed their plans in a meeting that had the former first-round pick blown away.

“There was a lot of things we talked about in terms of philosophy, how the quarterback position needs to be played — a lot of it aligned, and that was very good to hear,” Goff said. “The No. 1 thing I kind of came away with was — the way he’s done things, the way he plans to do things, everything kind of runs through the quarterback. If you like something, it goes. If you don’t, it doesn’t go. As a quarterback, you can’t ask for anything more than that, really. That’s as good as it gets.”