Per ESPN’s Alden Gonzalez, the Los Angeles Rams are likely not to wait to interview Atlanta Falcons Offensive Coordinator Kyle Shanahan for the Rams’ head coach position. Instead, they’re “zeroing in” on Washington Football Team OC Sean McVay who has interviewed twice for the position already:
Source: Rams probably will not be interviewing Kyle Shanahan. They're zeroing in on Sean McVay, though nothing is finalized yet.— Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) January 12, 2017
The Rams missed their first opportunity to interview Shanahan this weekend when, in Boston to interview New England Patriots OC Josh McDaniels and Defensive Coordinator Matt Patricia, they were unable to fly to Atlanta with a rough storm grounding them. With the Falcons kicking off their postseason run this weekend, Shanahan is unavailable for interview until either the Falcons are eliminated from the playoffs or in the weekend between the conference championships and the Super Bowl.
Were the Rams’ brass able to interview Shanahan, who knows if they would have been as smitten with McVay as the second interview seems to indicate.
As it stands, it looks like perhaps the biggest impediment the Rams might have in moving forward with Sean McVay as their next head coach if they truly are sold on his plan (whatever that might be) has been “probably” displaced.