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Rams’ Sean McVay says ‘I got outcoached’ in response to Super Bowl loss to Patriots

Sean McVay, Bill Belichick

Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay is considered the brightest young mind in the NFL, but on Sunday night, he realized that he is a long way away from becoming the league’s best coach.

Bill Belichick’s New England Patriots topped McVay’s Rams by a score of 13-3 in the Super Bowl on Sunday evening, and afterward, McVay admitted that he was outcoached by Belichick:

“There’s no other way to say it: I got outcoached tonight,” McVay said, according to Stephen Holder of The Athletic. “Coach (Bill) Belichick did an outstanding job…I’m pretty numb right now, but definitely, I got outcoached. I didn’t do nearly good enough for our football team.”

At just 33 years of age, McVay became the youngest head coach ever to lead his team to the Super Bowl, but his inexperience showed against Belichick and Co., as McVay looked clueless on how to solve the Patriots’ defense throughout the night.

New England completely shut down Los Angeles’ explosive offense, holding young quarterback Jared Goff to 229 yards and an interception while sacking him four times and hurrying him on countless other occasions. Goff ended up completing just 19 of his 38 passes, and his pick in the fourth quarter came on a very questionable play call from McVay, who had the Rams run the same play two times in a row where Goff lofted a pass to a streaking Brandin Cooks on the right side of the field.

The Patriots read the play perfectly the second time around, and Stephon Gilmore picked off Goff to essentially seal a New England victory.