Rams coach Sean McVay not concerned with team’s lack of playoff experience
The Los Angeles Rams are preparing to head into their first playoff game since the 2004 season with a Wild Card matchup against the defending NFC champion Atlanta Falcons.
Despite the team’s tremendous amount of success this season, there have been questions regarding their lack of playoff experience on the roster. According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, first-year head coach Sean McVay has voiced no concern toward the team possessing little experience in postseason play.
“I don’t think it’s a concern,” McVay told reporters on Tuesday. “I do think that we have a confident group, I think we’ve got a mature group for a young football team and then those guys in that locker room, the guys that have been in playoff atmospheres, we’ve got coaches that have been there as well, can provide that leadership in terms of what to expect.”
Although much of the roster doesn’t have much playoff experience, several of the coaches including McVay and defensive coordinator Wade Phillips each being apart of teams that have reached that point. That said, the Rams have put together a promising season resulting in them becoming one of the top teams in the NFL behind their explosive offense.
Los Angeles has had much success behind their offense that led the NFL with 29.9 points per game. Running back Todd Gurley has been a major part of that putting up an MVP caliber campaign while quarterback Jared Goff has strung together an impressive second year.
The Falcons will pose a tough challenge to the Rams with their offensive firepower behind reigning league MVP Matt Ryan. All of this could make for an entertaining NFC Wild Card matchup at the Los Angeles Coliseum on Saturday night.