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Rams Players Give the Turnaround Credit to Head Coach Sean McVay

Rams players left little doubt over the weekend as to which coach deserved the credit. All of it, Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register reports.

Sean McVay, the youngest coach in NFL history upon his hiring in January, has led the Rams to an NFC West title for the first time since 2003 and seemingly is the frontrunner for Coach of the Year honors.

Rams veteran players lavished McVay with praise after Sunday’s division-clinching win over Tennessee.

“I would like to say I can speak for the guys who have been here, and everything we went through,” linebacker Robert Quinn said. “With McVay and (defensive coordinator) Wade (Phillips) leading this team, I don’t know what they did, but they just brought the best out of everybody, brought some new guys in and everybody rose up to the challenge.”

The timing seemed odd, and perhaps a bit off-putting, when Jeff Fisher, McVay’s predecessor from 2012-16, and Dave McGinniss, Fisher’s top deputy with the Rams, did interviews this week and attempted to take at least some of the credit for the Rams’ success this season.

Fisher told a Nashville radio station that he had left the Rams “in pretty good shape” and McGinniss told The Tennessean newspaper that “he and Jeff” had built much of the 2017 Rams roster.

And while it’s true that current Rams standouts such as Todd Gurley, Jared Goff and Aaron Donald were acquired during Fisher’s tenure, the statements from Fisher and McGinniss ignored a couple notable things: the presence of General Manager Les Snead and the improved coaching of McVay.


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