Rams coach Sean McVay only spending one day at NFL combine
You won’t see much of Sean McVay at this year’s NFL Combine. The Los Angeles Rams head coach is reportedly only spending one day at the event per Mike Silver.
Sean McVay's only spending one night in Indy, and his new coordinators aren't going to the combine at all. The @RamsNFL are all business during this offseason of transition. From earlier on @nflnetwork pic.twitter.com/030pWt6Ie7
— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) February 19, 2020
“Sean McVay is only popping in for one night, as I understand. He’s going to show up, do his media obligation and head back to Southern California to grind it out with his coordinators,” Silver said. “I think this gives you an idea of how urgent Sean thinks this situation is. Obviously the 49ers have become the juggernaut in that division. We’ve talked already about Seattle and going and getting Greg Olsen and what they believe they have going there. Kyler Murray gives the Cardinals some juice, and the Rams – who were coming off a Super Bowl going into last season – are suddenly having to rev it up and figure out a way to compete in the NFC West.
If you watch the combine, you’ll see many coaches, scouts, and assistants in attendance. Not only will the 34-year-old coach not be in attendance, Offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell, but defensive coordinator Brandon Staley and special teams coordinator John Bonamego will also all stay back at the Rams’ headquarters as well.
O’Connell, Staley, and Bonamego will all be coaching their first seasons with the Rams next season, and McVay is heading back to LA in order to continue working with his new coordinators.
After trading it to the Jacksonville Jaguars this season, the Rams do not possess a first-round pick in the upcoming draft. Instead, the team’s first pick is in the middle of the second round. The Rams also own four picks in the fourth round.
McVay and Los Angeles are coming off a disappointing 9-7 season, just one year after making the Super Bowl. As a result, 2020 will be an important season for the Rams and McVay.