Troy Hill makes telling comments about Rams DC Brandon Staley
For the first time under Sean McVay, the Los Angeles Rams will head into the 2020 NFL season with a defensive coordinator not named Wade Phillips. Troy Hill, the No. 2 cornerback for the Rams, compared Los Angeles’ new defensive coordinator, Brandon Staley, to McVay himself.
Since McVay was hired as the Rams head coach in 2017, he’s proven to be one of the brightest offensive minds in the NFL. In just his second season in Los Angeles, McVay became the youngest coach to lead a team to the Super Bowl. Despite losing in the Super Bowl, McVay is still one of the best coaches in the entire league.
Therefore, to be compared to McVay in any capacity is a major compliment for Staley. For Staley, he’s coming into a situation where he’ll have a new-look defense after losing a few key members this offseason.
Throughout free agency, the Rams lost Dante Fowler, Cory Littleton, and Nickell Robey-Coleman. In addition, Los Angeles released Clay Matthews after just one season on the team.
At the least, Staley has coached some of the best defensive players in the NFL, a la Von Miller and Khalil Mack. Prior to joining the Rams, Staley was the linebackers coach for the Chicago Bears and Denver Broncos under Vic Fangio.
As for Hill, he proved that he can be the No. 2 cornerback for the Rams alongside Jalen Ramsey. It’s safe to say that Hill will play the same role in 2020. At the same time, he’s excited to work with Staley in his second season as a starter.