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Rams coach McVay downplays significance of playing his old team, the Redskins

Rams coach Sean McVay is seen during a game against the Colts at the Coliseum. (Alex Gallardo / Associated Press)
Rams coach Sean McVay is seen during a game against the Colts at the Coliseum. (Alex Gallardo / Associated Press)

I don’t think we’re going to be sharing our first 15 [plays] with each other.

Rams coach Sean McVay

A few hours before Sunday’s kickoff, when their teams come onto the field to warm up, good friends Sean McVay and Jay Gruden will meet somewhere on the Coliseum turf.

McVay, the first-year coach of the Rams, worked the previous three seasons as offensive coordinator on Gruden’s Washington Redskins staff.

McVay anticipates that the coaches will talk as they normally do, with perhaps one exception.

“I don’t think we’re going to be sharing our first 15 [plays] with each other,” McVay said, grinning.

After directing the Rams to an impressive 46-9 victory over the Indianapolis Colts in his NFL head coaching debut, the 31-year-old McVay spent the last week playing down the personal significance of the matchup against the Redskins.

But not all players were buying it.

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