Farr: Marshall Faulk Was Right About Sean McVay

Many NFL analysts questioned McVay's hire; Marshall Faulk did not

Taz and the Moose
January 28, 2019 - 10:38 am

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Sean McVay turned 33 last week, making him the youngest coach to ever lead a team to the Super Bowl. 

That’s fitting since he was the youngest head coach ever hired in the NFL. He was hired in January 2017, just shy of his 31st birthday.

“After the press conference, I called Dick Vermeil – who I believe was the oldest head coach at one point, (and he) says, ‘Man, I sure wasn’t ready at that age,’” Rams sideline reporter D’Marco Farr recalled on Taz & The Moose. “That says a lot from him. But when you meet Sean McVay, after he starts to talk to you and you start to communicate, talk ball, you forget all about his age. You really do. The guy has a passion for it, he understands it, he grew up in it – and this is the cool thing: this is all he does. This might be the new wave of NFL head coach: young guys that just stay in the office 24 hours a day until they burn out.”

While many analysts questioned the hire at the time, Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk did not.

“I don’t know if he actually said it, but he was the first one that said it to me, about hiring a guy that’s 31,” Farr recalled. “He was in the hallway right when the press conference was going down. I said, ‘Can you believe they’re hiring a guy that’s 31 years old?’ He looks me square in the eye and says, ‘You know what? If they waited until he was ready to be a head coach, they wouldn’t be able to afford him.’ (I think Faulk was right).”