"He understands all violations and he is a great leader," Montgomery said.
But McVay's father, Tim, told The Washington Post that his son was not always clear whether he really wanted to train or not. "She's like a college kid, wondering, & # 39; What will I do when I leave college? & # 39;"
After graduating in 2008, McVay connected with old family friend Jon Gruden, at that time the coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He offered McVay an initial job with the team as a gopher.
"How many children can be hired right in the NFL when they leave college?" Tim said. "Not much. Suddenly, booming, he was right, working as Jon's assistant. He hugged him."
When Gruden was fired from his position in 2010, McVay scored an interview with the head coach of the Washington Redskins, Mike Shanahan. Shanahan was looking for a formidable assistant coach, and told The Washington Post that immediately after an interview with McVay, he knew he was right for the job.
He said McVay worked hard to understand the game better, "asking other trainers about lightning attacks, protection schemes and secondary alignments."
"He will ask questions at a young age that most people will not ask," Shanahan said. "He wants to know why behind everything."
That same year, Washington's strict coach, Jon Embree, left his position, and Shanahan promoted McVay, who had no respect for his 25th birthday for that role.
"In the first month or so, I thought he was a genius little boy," said former Washington official Chris Cooley about McVay. But after working with the young coach for several months, Cooley said he quickly learned that "he is an outlier in the football community."
McVay spent three years training Washington fouls before he stepped into his current role as head coach of the Los Angeles Rams in 2017. At that time, he was only 30 years old, more than three decades younger than the league's oldest head coach, Pete Carroll, who had worked with McVay's grandfather.
In a short period of time as head coach, McVay had changed the 4th-12 Rams who had been the winning team with only one game embarrassed to go to the Super Bowl.
Despite his age may surprise many people, McVay players said that his unreasonable approach was what made their team work very well.
"He [knows] when to talk about business, "Cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman told ESPN," and he [knows] when is the time to play. "
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