It’s mostly been compliments for Sean McVay since the Rams made him the youngest coach in modern NFL history.
Team executives rave about the 31-year-old’s football knowledge. Players and personnel throughout the organization laud his leadership, teaching skills and presence.
McVay has also been the target of skepticism and doubt.
For example, former St. Louis Rams coach Mike Martz recently caused a stir when he questioned McVay’s expertise as an offensive guru in published comments he made to the author of a forthcoming book.
Through it all, McVay maintains the same self-deprecating attitude. He shakes off the praise and politely accepts the shots.