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 Friday, July 19 about your Los Angeles Rams.
McVAY ON KIMMEL
Rams head coach Sean McVay made his late-night television debut last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Appearing as the show’s second guest, McVay discussed making it to Super Bowl LIII, his recent engagement, his famous memory, and the prank he played on Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury.
And, practically on cue, Kimmel threw in a question about how running back Todd Gurley is feeling heading into training camp next week.
“He’s good. I think he’s feeling great. One of the things about Todd is, he’s a great competitor. I think he’s earned the right to be able to have the plan we had this offseason. And I can’t wait to get him back going. And I know he’s ready to go and it’s going to be fun for the Rams this year.”
You can watch all of McVay’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live at the show’s YouTube page by clicking here.
FIRST JOB IN FOOTBALL
ESPN put together a list of all 32 NFL head coaches first jobs in football. As you may know, McVay got his start in 2008 as an offensive assistant with the Buccaneers under head coach Jon Gruden — right out of college.
Here’s what McVay had to say, via ESPN’s Lindsey Thiry:
"My first job, it's embarrassing to admit a little bit, I coached camps and stuff like that growing up, you know, at my high school. But I was very fortunate to get right in with the Bucs. I was basically an assistant to the quality control. I was in the quality control, so running errands, doing everything you can. And you think back to that, and to be able to get involved right when you finish playing in college, working in the NFL, working under Jon Gruden, being around some of these great coaches that I've been exposed to, it's almost embarrassing to admit, but that was a real blessing for me. And I really should probably thank my grandpa [John McVay] for that.”
IN CASE YOU FORGOT…
The Rams run a ton of 11 personnel. As USA Today’s Doug Farrar points out, there’s a lot of white space where the Rams’ personnel groupings should be.
But, as you likely know, the Rams run a ton of 11 personnel. And according to Football Outsiders, “a lot” means a whopping 92 percent.
The only other personnel grouping listed is 12, which is one running back, two tight ends, and two wide receivers. The Rams used more of this toward the end of the 2018 regular season, but not enough to get it into double digits.
Check out Farrar’s tweet below.