This offseason, 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 Monday, Feb. 26th about your Los Angeles Rams:
Gurley, McVay, and Donald Presented with NFL 101 Awards:
Following each NFL season, an organization called "The Committee of 101" in Kansas City, Missouri hosts the 101 Awards. The annual event is meant to honor the top players and coaches from the past season.
Each award is selected by 101 members of the national media who vote on Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Coach of the Year in both the AFC and NFC. The voters also select one former player to receive the Lamar Hunt Award for Professional Football, honoring the life and legacy of the late owner of the Kansas City Chiefs.
And in 2017, three Rams players swept the NFC's selections with defensive tackle Aaron Donald being named Defensive Player of the Year, running back Todd Gurley earning Offensive Player of the Year, and head coach Sean McVay being honored as the Coach of the Year.
Sean McVay: Players Know Exactly "What Our Standards Are" For Behavior:
At the 101 Awards ceremony this past Saturday, head coach Sean McVay was asked about the team's standards in the locker room and how his staff handles the players' behavior. In his response, McVay detailed the club's emphasis on coachability and accountability — two things many of the Rams players have credited for their overall success this season.
"These are grown men, and it starts with the mutual respect that exists, where they know it's about developing and building relationships," McVay said, via the Kansas City Star. "If we're going to ask our players to be coachable, we've got to be coachable as coaches as well. That displays an ownership and an accountability that we try to all have and makes the players more receptive to the messages we try to implement. … They know exactly what the expectations are, what our standards are, and they know what it is to do it the right way."
Barwin and Jackson Reach Mt. Kilimanjaro Summit:
Rams outside linebacker Connor Barwin has spent the majority of his offseason travelling throughout the United States and abroad. And this past week, he joined former Rams running back Steven Jackson along with a group of current and former NFL players, as well as several army veterans, on a quest to climb the tallest mountain in Africa — Mt. Kilimanjaro.
On Monday morning, the group reached the 19,341 foot summit. During the hike, the players main goal was to raise awareness for clean water in Africa and throughout the trek they built several wells to help those in need.