Rams Head Coach Sean McVay – Rams-Buccaneers Postgame Quotes – September 29, 2019

Rams Head Coach Sean McVay

(Opening Remarks)

“A lot of things that we’ve got to look at and get figured out, get fixed and that’s exactly what we will do. Hats off to (Buccaneers Head) Coach (Bruce) Arians and the Bucs, they did a nice job finding a way to get the win. There’s a lot of things that we can correct and a lot of things we will improve on. I think the only thing that we can look at as a blessing is that we get a chance to do that on a short week. We’re going to Seattle on Thursday night and that’s all that we know how to do is go back to work and try to figure it out.”

(On what was the most frustrating thing during the game)

“I think there is too many things to really point out one thing. There’s a lot of things that I think we’re all capable of better. We continued to fight, but ultimately it’s about finding a way to get it done and we didn’t do that today.”

(On the physicality of the game)

“It was a physical game. A lot of snaps, a lot of different ebbs and flows, a lot of ups and downs and there is going to be a lot of things that we’ve got to look at. A lot of things that we can all fix moving forward.”

(On if he is preserving RB Todd Gurley II early in games and during the season)

“No, there’s none of that. We’re doing what we can to try to find a way to win games. It’s not about conserving, we’ve got to win right now and that’s the most important thing. There’s nothing like that.”

(On what he saw from the Buccaneers that that persuaded him from running the ball)

“There’s a lot of different things. Ultimately, it’s our job to figure out what we think is the best way to move the football and score points. That’s what we decided on, that’s what I decided on today.”

(On why Gurley hasn’t been heavily featured in a long stretch of games)

“Yeah, each game represents different things so I can’t pinpoint one thing in particular.”

(On QB Jared Goff’s performance)

“I think there was a lot of really good things. There were so many different snaps, so many opportunities where we threw the football today. There’s going to be lot of things we can go back and look at. I loved the way that he continued to battle, took some shots, continued to respond and those are things that we can take away from a positive.”

(On whether the short week is an advantage or a disadvantage)

“Yeah, I think it’s a blessing because that’s the only thing that we can really control is that we play again on Thursday. We’re going to find a way to look at ourselves and see if we can play better. We get an opportunity on Thursday and I think that’s a blessing for us.”

(On if there is anything that he can change schematically to start more quickly on offense)

“Yeah, I’m not going to sit up here and continue to make excuses for why I haven’t done a good enough job. I’m just not doing it right now, we’re not getting it done. We’re just going to continue to put our head down and try to find solutions.”

(On if he ever imagined that his defense would give up this many points)

“Well, I think the points are a little bit misleading. We put them in some really bad field (position), they had a defensive touchdown at the end. This is a team game, we’ve got to do a better job collectively as a team and that’s exactly what we’ll do moving forward.”

 

(On if giving up 55 points at home is a wake-up call)

“I think it’s really a wake-up call for everybody. Ultimately, it’s about finding a way to win football games. We didn’t do that today, we make no excuses for it and we relish the opportunity to move forward the right way.”

(On if Buccaneers pass rush provided the most pressure that QB Jared Goff has been under)
“Well, I think so. I think when you look at just the amount of times that we threw the football and some of the situations that the flow of the game dictated, that does put some pressure on our offensive line. They’ve got a good pass rush. They did a nice job. Very aggressive system that Coach (Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator Todd) Bowles runs and you give those guys credit for executing pretty well today.”

 

(On what he can do in response to the high number of penalties committed by his veteran players)
“Until you get a chance to really – because you’ve got to move on in the flow of the game – until you get a chance to kind of look inward, figure out exactly what resulted in those, what was occurring, it’s hard to specifically put my finger on one thing, but there were some things that were very uncharacteristic and things that we can’t do moving forward.”

(On if he will consider using Gurley more moving forward in an effort to get the offense flowing again)

“Well, I think there are some things that, yeah, you’d like to find some solutions to be more productive offensively and there’s a lot of different directions that we can go, but ultimately it’s my job, it’s our job to figure that out, and I haven’t done a good enough job and I’m not going to make any excuses about it other than just try go to work and figure it out.”