After nearly six hours of radio and television appearances, impromptu congratulatory conversations and Super Bowl glad-handing, Sean McVay finally took a break late Thursday afternoon.
The Rams’ new coach had just completed something of a national coming-out party, turning a potential gantlet into something closer to a football parade along a packed “Radio Row” in the George R. Brown Convention Center.
“It’s been good,” he said as he drained the final drops from his fifth bottle of water, “but I’m ready for a nap now.”
McVay, the youngest head coach in NFL history, has barely rested since the Rams hired him three weeks ago.
He and veteran defensive coordinator...