By now you’ve probably seen Los Angeles Rams’ head coach Sean McVay break down plays in great detail. Heck, you may have seen him effortlessly recall some from several years prior. It’s always impressive and it seemingly never gets old.
In the third quarter of Saturday night’s preseason Week 2 matchup against the Dallas Cowboys, McVay gave NFL fans another treat when he joined the live broadcast with Andrew Siciliano, Mina Kimes and Maurice Jones-Drew. In case you missed it, have a look:
Coach Cam: McVay breaks down the defense! pic.twitter.com/cEQdlt7kVF— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) August 18, 2019
McVay talked us through what, save for a holding penalty, amounted to a three-and-out for the Cowboys. It was great and everyone seemed to enjoy it...well except for this guy.
“Loved this! Thanks to Sean McVay for being such a good sport,” said Siciliano.
Fellow NFL Network reporter Steve Wyche also found it insightful (via twitter).
This element the Rams broadcast has right now with Sean McVay on TV headset detailing the plays in real time is SPECTACULAR! Spotting keys, reads, what to anticipate. This is great TV.
I could keep going, but you get the point. And luckily, McVay wasn’t done. The Rams forced a punt and Siciliano invited McVay back after the change of possession to do the same for his offense. With Shane Waldron calling the play on first down, he obliged.
A little bonus coverage with Coach Cam.— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) August 18, 2019
McVay gives insight on the offense! pic.twitter.com/nRscV1vI82
On Sunday, McVay had a conference call with the media. He addressed the “Coach Cam” portion of the broadcast, and whether or not it’s something he could see himself doing in the future. In the preseason, sure. No problem. But once the regular season kicks off, he’s concerned that your opinion of him might change.
I thought it was fun. I think it would be something I would only do during preseason games. I think I’m a little bit more relaxed – I don’t know if relaxed is the right word -- but I’d probably be a little more pleasant to talk to during a preseason game. When it’s a regular season game I think you guys would quickly realize we don’t want to do this ‘Coach’s Cam’ with this guy. He’s a maniac. I thought it was fun and enjoyed doing it, but it would definitely be something that if the fans like it and it adds value to our preseason broadcast, I’m more than willing to help any way that I can. But once we get into those regular season games, my sole focus and concentration is on that.
It’s hard to believe the 33-year old head coach with a winning smile could be, as he puts it, a maniac, but fair is fair. Hopefully Coach Cam lives on for the remainder of the preseason at least, and allows McVay - and other coaches - the opportunity to provide us fans with key insights as to what they’re seeing on the field.