Bill Belichick had high praise for Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay. McVay, who was born in 1986, which was the first year Belichick won a Super Bowl as coach. That year, Belichick was the defensive coordinator for the New York Giants team that defeated the Denver Broncos. Belichick has always dismissed the experience factor. But it is interesting that McVay is competing against someone who has been coaching as long as Belichick. McVay turns 33 on Thursday and Belichick is 66.
"I have a ton of respect for Sean. I think he’s done a great job in the two years he’s been with the Rams. His teams have performed at an extremely high level. They’re very consistent. They’re well-coached. He has a great scheme. The players execute it on a consistent basis at a very high level. He’s got a great coaching staff. Offense, defense, special teams – they’re good in every area. Coach [John] Fassel, Coach [Wade] Phillips, a great staff. Coach [Jedd] Fisch I know is also an important part of that staff. The coaching, the playing, the consistency – Coach McVay’s done a tremendous job out there. He’s got a great team. They’ll be very hard to beat, but we’re going to compete against them and do the best that we can to be ready to go a week from Sunday. I think he’s done an outstanding job. I have a ton of respect for the way his team has played and how well they play and what he’s accomplished out there, and in his entire career, but as a head coach in the last two years," Belichick said Tuesday.
While McVay is young, his defensive coordinator Wade Phillips has been coaching about as long as Belichick. Thus, McVay has plenty of experience on which to draw.
This could be an over-played story line heading into the Super Bowl.