Rams coach Sean McVay motivated by Super Bowl 53 loss heading into 2019 season
The Los Angeles Rams had a spectacular 2018 campaign overall, winning 12 games and capturing the NFC West division title. However, the season ended in agony, as the Rams were thwarted in the Super Bowl by the New England Patriots.
The typically high-powered Los Angeles offense put forth in anemic three-point performance in the loss.
But heading into 2019, head coach Sean McVay is using the championship defeat as motivation:
“It’s the best season I’ve ever been a part of,” McVay said on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday night. “It certainly does give you a motivation and a drive to do better if you do get that opportunity again.”
The Rams are considered Super Bowl contenders once again going into this coming season, but some question marks are surrounding the team, such as the status of Todd Gurley’s left knee.
McVay took over as head coach of Los Angeles in 2017 and immediately led the club to its first postseason appearance since the 2004-05 campaign and was instantly lauded for his offensive genius.
Then, this past year, McVay’s legend only grew as he led the Rams to a second straight division crown.
But McVay proved to be human in the Super Bowl, as he was largely outcoached by Bill Belichick and didn’t seem to have much of an answer for a ferocious Patriots defense that certainly turned it up a notch in the playoffs.
Now, McVay is hoping to get over the hump and achieve the ultimate goal of winning a championship, and he obviously learned quite a bit from this past season.