Sean McVay won’t put a timeline on his decision

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The more Rams coach Sean McVay talks about his future, the more it seems like he’s going to manage the Rams.

His comments after Sunday’s season-ending loss to the Seahawks were far from “Of course I’ll be back.” In a meeting with reporters Monday, there was a great sense of inevitability that McVay’s sixth season with the Rams would be his last.

I told the coaching staff, [we’ll] McVeigh said, via a transcript distributed by the team. “You don’t want to rush into any kind of decision. There’s a lot of emotion right after the season. There’s a lot of layers to this. There’s a lot of people it affects and I don’t underestimate them and I want to be mindful so I’ll take the next few days to be able to kind of reflect.” Obviously, there are a lot of conversations with different people that will dictate what decision is best for me, my family, the Rams, a lot of people and that’s kind of where we are with that.”

Although McVeigh plans to take the “next couple of days,” he also made it clear that there is no set deadline for making the decision.

“I don’t want to put a timeline on that,” McVay said. “I think what I’d like to do is be able to take a good time. [I’ve] You’ve never gone through anything like this, but you want to make sure those affected are considered. This is the most important thing. The consistent conversations and dialogues that have been there with the people I really love and care about are, “Hey, do what you think is best for you and Veronica.” But that doesn’t mean it takes away the empathy, the level of responsibility I feel for the people who will be affected as it relates to my decision to move forward. These are the things you should not take lightly. You want to be able to make sure that you’re intentionally taking the right time, while also making a decision in a way that is considerate of those people who are going to be affected.”

While McVay is clearly conscientious and thoughtful, it’s also very rare for a coach who is truly committed to delving into such a public process. Just the fact that he’s openly talking about leaving means he probably should.

In fact, it looks like he’s ready to go, and he simply wants to make sure he’s making the right connection.

“I am a very impulsive person and patience is not something I have and so on [I] You might want to modify the approach you’re used to taking, particularly with a decision of this magnitude and all the different layers involved,” McVay said.

He added that the hardest part of the decision was “the number of people affected and then just being able to identify the things that will give you that clarity and that peace while also still acknowledging the things that need to be addressed as you try to become a better, more whole person.”

He also admitted that these thoughts had been happening to him for “a few years”. He seems concerned that, eventually, he won’t have “that joy, this enthusiasm, this ability to do things at the level you know you’re capable of.”

He was asked if he was trying to decide if he should not train “for a short period of time”.

“It could be a possibility,” McVay said. “I don’t want to get too involved with it, but here’s what I would say is this. This has been a lot over the last six years and I’m not going to change any of it. And as you think about how you want to be able to move forward, like the question that was asked yesterday, “Does it ever feel like where you’re looking is like this is your last play?” No, that never was the case. I’m 36, okay? I have endless amounts of energy. It’s just a matter of, how do you make sure you are while you go Ahead, you’re going to be able to do it in the way that’s best for you and your wife and your family and then when you’re in a role of that size, you’re doing it the way you can. And that’s what I want to be able to say yes to and if you can do those things I think a lot Clarity will come with that.”

Honestly, this is a lot like the theory that runs in league circles. After going through the whole thing to win a Super Bowl, there’s a big bill to pay on the back end – a rebuild that could take several years. So why not go off for a year or two, like Sean Payton, and then pick a new team where McVay can rinse off the foam, repeat the eff-them-picks approach, and win another Super Bowl?

A lot of people across the league aren’t fans of this approach, as it threatens the franchise’s long-term stability. They are also not fans of having private deliberations in public.

Last year, for example, Payton didn’t plant the flag of indecision and engage in public soliloquy. He just left, without warning or notice.

The strokes are different for different people. McVay chooses to reveal his soul, which may make it difficult for him to come back – and tease what will surely be a yearly thing until he finally goes.

There is no time like now to go. Problem is, he blew his chance to make big money working for Amazon by not making the jump in 2022. With no major broadcast booth seats, McVay’s options would include lower-level game analyst gigs or a studio spot — both of which pay as assignments. main compartment.

So yeah, he should have done this a year ago. And he knows it. And he’s definitely kicking himself for not doing it when he should have. It probably won’t make him come back if he was tempted to leave, but it does add a very real layer of remorse and remorse to the process.

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