Daily Dose: Lessons from grandfather helping Sean McVay create winning culture for Rams

Each weekday, theRams.com will be taking a look around the internet for the top Rams headlines of the day. Here’s a look at what’s out there for Thursday, Aug. 8 about your Los Angeles Rams.

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SEAN McVAY’S VISION FOR RAMS’ WINNING CULTURE ROOTED IN GRANDFATHER’S WISDOM

The youngest head coach in the NFL didn’t have to look far when seeking advice on how to build Los Angeles into a consistent winner. 

McVay’s grandfather, John, was a former NFL Executive of the Year who oversaw five Super Bowl-winning seasons as vice president of football administration for the San Francisco 49ers. 

USA Today columnist Mike Jones shares how John’s advice is shaping Sean’s approach to shaping a winning culture for the Rams:

The younger McVay understood that most NFL teams had never come close to even sniffing the kind of success that the 49ers enjoyed in the 1980s and '90s. So, he wanted to know his grandfather’s secret.

How, he asked, had San Francisco managed to do it again, and again? How did they avoid falling prey to complacency?

John McVay looked at his grandson and told him, “When our best players were the best example of what it looked like to do right, everybody fell in line.”

Sean McVay filed that lesson away in the back of his photographic memory along with all of the other nuggets of knowledge that he has gleaned from mentors along his coaching journey.

Now years later, as he enters his third season as an NFL head coach, McVay finds himself reflecting on those lessons from his grandfather as he tries to position his Los Angeles Rams in unique company.

RAMS’ OFFENSE AUTHORS SHARP PERFORMANCE IN JOINT PRACTICE WITH RAIDERS

Both quarterback Jared Goff and L.A.’s offense as a whole drew praise for how they fared against Oakland’s defense on Wednesday.

Here’s what the Los Angeles Times’ Gary Klein had to say based on what he observed in Napa, Calif.:

Rams quarterback Jared Goff looked completely comfortable making nearly all of his throws Wednesday during an energetic joint practice with the Oakland Raiders.

Four days after the offense irked and disappointed coach Sean McVay with a sluggish performance in a joint practice with the Chargers, Goff and the rest of the unit executed well in nearly all drills.

Check out photos from the team's first joint practice with the Oakland Raiders in Napa.

GOFF EARNS POSITIVE REVIEWS FOR PERFORMANCE IN FIRST JOINT PRACTICE WITH OAKLAND

The Rams’ offense’s previous joint practice session – last Saturday with the Chargers – produced a “sluggish” performance in the eyes of McVay.

Their next joint opportunity against the Raiders in Napa saw a bounce-back response by the unit, with Goff setting the tone.

The Associated Press had this to say about Goff’s performance:

Jared Goff hoped the Los Angeles Rams would be much crisper in their first joint practice with the Oakland Raiders than they were last week against the Chargers.

A broken play capped by Goff’s scramble and touchdown throw to tight end Gerald Everett in heavy traffic was all the evidence the Rams’ fourth-year quarterback needed.

“Today was a good day,” Goff said Wednesday following the two-hour practice at the Raiders’ training camp facility. “We raised our intensity. Kind of sharpened some things up and just raised that intensity level, that standard, and I think it showed today.”

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