“FOX Sports NFL insider Jay Glazer reported in the NFL on FOX pregame show Sunday that many with the Rams believe McVay won’t return to the team.
“Sean McVay, there’s a question mark whether he comes back. I don’t think he’s going to take a long time to make his decision. People inside the building, when you talk to them, they’d be more surprised if he came back than if he left,” Glazer reported.
McVay is 36 and is completing his sixth season as the head coach of the Rams. The team has been a big disappointment this season, as they’ve gone 5-11, a season after winning the Super Bowl.
There were rumors all last year that McVay was thinking of walking away. Those rumors and reports could come true this offseason.”
LIVE: HC Sean McVay + QB Baker Mayfield address the media following today's matchup vs. Seahawks. https://t.co/ofuYFOqkEd— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) January 9, 2023
“Head coach Sean McVay plans to take some time away following the conclusion of the year to evaluate his future, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday.
Rapoport added that McVay allowed himself a similar period of reflection last year and will likely do so going forward each season provided he returns. Still, the prospect of the youngest Super Bowl-winning head coach in NFL history mulling his future has to be the source of some angst for a Rams fanbase that witnessed 10 straight losing seasons before McVay arrived.
The 36-year-old has a 60-37 overall record and two Super Bowl appearances on his resume, but he also has gone 5-11 this season, his most trying campaign yet.
“I think that acknowledgement helps me work through it,” McVay said Friday about his openness that this season has been challenging, via The Athletic’s Jourdan Rodrigue. “It doesn’t mean that it changes the passion and the love that you have for it. But to sit up here and say that this hasn’t been challenging because so much of it is predicated on — like, even the comment that I made the other day when the question was asked – we’re charged with trying to be able to win football games.
“That doesn’t mean that I feel like a failure, it means that we haven’t lived up to the expectations. There’s a lot of reasons for that. But it doesn’t change your passion, your competitiveness.”
McVay’s near-obsession with coaching — his passion to compete — is part of the reason he earned the Rams head coaching job as a 30-year-old in 2017. It also offers an explanation for the potential burnout that might cause a figure as successful as McVay to need time for reflection every summer.”
“The Lions were eliminated about 50 minutes before the start of their Sunday night game against the Green Bay Packers when the Seattle Seahawks beat the Los Angeles Rams, 19-16, on a 32-yard field goal in overtime.
The Seahawks rallied to tie the game with 2:19 left in regulation on a 16-play, 82-yard drive that was kept alive by a questionable running into the kicker penalty.
Seattle (9-8) had a chance to win at the end of regulation after forcing a Rams punt, but Jason Myers missed a 46-yard field goal off the right upright as time expired. Lions fans in attendance at Lambeau Field cheered the miss loudly.”
Class act for an all-time great. pic.twitter.com/WdECYJRqKQ— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) January 9, 2023
“Heading into their season final at Lumen field against the division rival Seattle Seahawks, the Los Angeles Rams had little more to play for than being a playoff spoiler.
And while they gave it their best shot, the Rams would ultimately, for the 12th time this season, coming up just short in a 19-16 overtime loss.
But it was not due to a lack of effort.
The Rams used a gutsy defensive performance, coupled with an effective ground game on offense to push Seattle to the limit.
Unfortunately for Los Angeles, despite that defensive effort, and yet another 100-yard performance from Cam Akers, it just wasn’t enough.
With the regular season now over, the Rams will move into a critical offseason amid questions surrounding the futures of head coach Sean McVay, quarterback Matthew Stafford, and others.
But there is still plenty of talent on the roster when healthy.
And as general manager Les Snead has shown, things in Los Angeles can turn around quickly.”
“Around The NFL breaks down what you need to know from all of Sunday’s action in Week 18 of the 2022 NFL season. Catch up on each game’s biggest takeaways using the links below:
- Miami Dolphins 11, New York Jets 6
- Buffalo Bills 35, New England Patriots 23
- Cincinnati Bengals 27, Baltimore Ravens 16
- Atlanta Falcons 30, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17
- Carolina Panthers 10, New Orleans Saints 7
- Minnesota Vikings 29, Chicago Bears 13
- Houston Texans 32, Indianapolis Colts 31
- Pittsburgh Steelers 28, Cleveland Browns 14“
“It’s finally Week 18 of the 2022 NFL season, and we’re keeping you updated on all the action and biggest storylines throughout the day. This week’s slate has some fantastic matchups and storylines, and we’re here to help you watch it unfold. Check back often to find out everything you need to know.
Week 18 schedule
Jason Meyers couldn’t win the game in regulation, but the Seahawks kicker delivered in overtime with the game-winning, 32-yard field goal to keep his team alive in the playoff hunt. If the Lions beat the Packers, then Pete Carroll and Geno Smith are going to the postseason.”