Gary Myers Pumps The Brakes On Sean McVay Craze

NFL teams are on a quest to find "the next Sean McVay," but Gary Myers wants to know what McVay has accomplished to warrant that

January 09, 2019 - 9:29 am

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Sean McVay is considered perhaps the top offensive mind in football. In fact, other NFL teams, as evidenced by a string of recent head-coaching hires, are seemingly on a quest to find “the next Sean McVay.”

Gary Myers’ response? Let’s pump the brakes a little bit.

“Everybody is looking for the next Sean McVay. I know this is only his second shot at it, but I’d like to see him win a playoff game before they want every coach to be like Sean McVay,” The Athletic NFL writer said on Ferrall on the Bench. “It’s amazing.”

Indeed, the Rams were one-and-done in the playoffs last year. They host the Cowboys in the Divisional Round this Saturday at 8:15 p.m. ET.

“I don’t think the Rams have a home-field advantage Saturday night,” Myers said. “I really don’t. This could very much feel like a road game for the Rams on Saturday night, and Jared Goff did not play particularly well down the stretch.”

The Rams lost back-to-back games to the Bears and Eagles in December, while Dallas has won eight of nine overall.

“Watch the narrative on Sean McVay change if they do lose to the Cowboys,” Myers said. “You know how quickly things change. If McVay loses for the second year in a row at home in the playoffs, I just don’t think you’re going to be hearing ‘We’ve got to find the next Sean McVay’ so much anymore. I think he’s a great coach and he’s done a great job with Jared Goff. But can he win a playoff game first before we put him in Canton?”

Elsewhere in the NFC, the red-hot Eagles will face the Saints in New Orleans this Sunday. They did that in Week 11 – and lost, 48-7.

“I think this is going to be the least competitive game of the four this weekend,” Myers said. “I think that the magic of Nick Foles has been a great story. There’s no denying that. But I think it just runs out here. If this game was in Philadelphia, I would feel differently. But the Saints are such a different team at home. They’re just really difficult to stop, and they blew out the Eagles not that long ago. I don’t think that much has changed to expect a different result.”