Earlier this week week the Los Angeles Rams current guard, Kevin Dotson, did an interview. During it he was asked about the differences between Mike Tomlin (head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers) and Sean McVay (head coach of the Rams). Dotson gave an interesting answer and I thought it’d be a good piece to lead off with today. What do you think of the difference in each coach’s strategy? Do you think there are any other differences? They are both Super Bowl winning head coaches so whatever they do either worked or works.
Dotson has been playing rather well for the Rams and hopefully that can continue. Some more food for thought. If McVay wanted to call offensive plays for the Steelers I bet they’d be in a better spot. Please comment on anything you’d like and have a great day!
“A player-coach can talk to you in a way that gets you pumped up,” Dotson said. “Mike T. lives off of a little bit more negative energy, but Sean McVay is a little more positive by saying ‘we got this and we can do this.’”
Dotson explained how these contrasting approaches create “two different types of energy out of some people.”
“For Mike T., he knows you can do better and you tell yourself ‘ah man, I got to get it right because he knows I can do it and he shows me the plays that I messed up on and I say ‘I need to lock in,’” Dotson said. “McVay would say ‘I’ve seen you do this B-Block and you killed him on it.’ Then I say to myself ‘I know I can hit this, he just showed me I can hit this.’”
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