Rams Coach Sean McVay Opens Up About Super Bowl Loss

Ryan Hannable
July 31, 2019 - 6:15 am

(WEEI) -- The Patriots defense delivered one of the best performances in Super Bowl history when they beat the Rams 13-3 last February.

Los Angeles and head coach Sean McVay entered with one of the best offenses in the league, averaging 32.9 points per game during the regular season, but the New England defense frustrated them all night long.

In the weeks after the game, McVay admitted he didn’t do a very good job preparing for  what was to come. Speaking with Yahoo! Sports’ Charles Robinson this week, McVay opened up even more.

He was asked when he realized the mistakes he had made in his preparation?

“During the game,” McVay said. “Right in the middle of it.”

And what lesson did he learn?

“If you expect to adapt and evolve, [remember] the teams that did have success against you,” McVay said. “Because you bet your ass you’re going to see that game plan again.”

The Rams’ stars didn’t have very good performances at all. Jared Goff went 19-for-38 passing for 229 yards and an interception, while Todd Gurley had just 10 carries for 35 yards.

“The reality is I didn’t give us a chance really to have offensive production, period,” McVay said. “Whether you look at Todd Gurley. Whether you look at Jared Goff.”

The 33-year-old deserves credit for owning up to all of this so quickly after the fact, as not many other NFL coaches would do the same. It's no surprise why he and Bill Belichick appear to get along so well.