The offense of the Los Angeles Rams has taken the league by storm. The Rams are the No. 1 scoring offense through the first quarter of the 2017 NFL season and a lot has to do with head coach Sean McVay.
McVay has made a believer out of even the most staunch critics after orchestrating one of the biggest offensive turnarounds in NFL history. Among them is three-time Super Bowl champion Troy Aikman, who expressed tremendous praise for McVay, according to Cowboys beat writer Mark Lane:
“I really like Sean McVay as an offensive guy,” Aikman said. “I got to know him when he was in Washington, certainly covered enough of their games. He’s a guy who has been in the coaching profession for a long time for being such a young guy. And he has been influenced by a lot of great offensive minds.”
Aikman added that McVay’s scheme reminds him of what they ran in Dallas during their championship years.
“I thought what they were doing in Washington was a lot like what we did on our Cowboy teams in the ‘90s in terms of their style and the timing they had in their passing game,” Aikman added. “And you don’t see a lot of that in today’s NFL, but he has some really good concepts.”
Aikman was able to get a close look at McVay’s scheme during the Rams 35-30 win over his Cowboys. That said, it is hard to deny how much this team has improved since McVay’s arrival.
In comparison to last year, the strides Los Angeles made on offense is night and day. McVay has done a great job of creating space for their playmakers which has paid huge dividends for quarterback Jared Goff.