Rams Head Coach Sean McVay – Postgame Press Conference – November 29, 2020

Rams Head Coach Sean McVay – Postgame Press Conference – November 29, 2020

(Opening Remarks)

“Congratulations to the Niners. They did a great job getting it done. I liked the way that our team continued to battle. Defensively, gave us a chance getting back in it with the score, then we showed signs of life. But they didn’t make nearly enough plays. Too many times we beat ourselves and we just have to play better. We’re not taking good enough care of the football and that’s something that’s got to change. Otherwise, I’m going to continue to sit up here and say this week in and week out. It just can’t continue to happen.”

 

(On what was getting in the way of the Rams consistency)

“They did a good job. You give them credit. They deserve their respect, but in a lot of instances just simple execution. Guys that we’re counting on that have to be able to make plays that didn’t do it in crunch time moments. Those are things that, if we want to be the team we’re capable of being, we need guys to be able to step up at certain spots.”

 

(On what the commonality is with offensive turnovers)

“It’s taking care of the football. Our quarterback has to take better care of the football.”

 

(On what he said to his offense during the game when he gathered them on the sideline)

“There was a lot of things, there is a lot of dialogue that goes on throughout the course of the game. Whether it be trying to get guys back up, whether it be previewing some things that are going to go to the next series. But we did show some signs of life. I thought (RB) Cam Akers did a great job with his long run and then being able to finish off that drive with two hard runs in the red zone. Guys made some plays, they gave us a chance. I thought (DL) Aaron (Donald) being able to force the fumble, (CB) Troy Hill scoring. So, there’s some things that were real positive. But overall, if we expect to do things as we move forward, we just have to take better care of the football. It’s as simple as that. We have to execute in certain spots and it’s something that has to get better. That’s the bottom line.”

 

(On what QB Jared Goff has to do specifically to overcome some of his mistakes)

“Each play, like I’ve talked about, is its own individual situation. But it might be keeping two hands on the ball or it might be understanding that if somebody is swimming around you that you can’t just throw it away when you don’t see where you’re going, being able to trust your guys to be able to separate. But overall, anytime that you turn it over as many times as we did and he did, it just has to be better. He’s capable of it, but we have to be able to get it done.”

 

(On 49ers WR Deebo Samuel’s strong performances against the Rams)

“He has great contact balance. He makes tough catches in traffic and then when they do utilize him as a runner, even though those go on the receiving stats when they just flip him the ball, he’s that guy that really can serve as a good receiver, but also kind of that dual-purpose threat as a runner as well. He just sees it. He’s a strong player. He has the contact balance that I talked about and he’s the guy that’s made big plays for him since he got in as a rookie last year.”

 

(On what makes the 49ers such a difficult team for the Rams to beat)

“I mean you’re not going to win any games when we take care of the football like that. So, you give them credit. But in a lot of instances we didn’t do enough to win the football game. I don’t care who you’re playing.”