It's The Day Before The Super Bowl And Sean McVay Is Talking About .... Potentially Being Done Coaching The Rams
[ESPN] - McVay doesn't yet have the answer to the ideal work/life balance but he made it known during his team's final media availability before Sunday's Super Bowl LVI that it's something that has been on his mind.
"I love this so much that it's such a passion but I also know that what I've seen from some of my closest friends, whether it's coaches or even some of our players, I'm gonna be married this summer, I want to have a family and I think being able to find that balance but also be able to give the time necessary," McVay said. "I have always had a dream about being able to be a father and I can't predict the future, you know? I jokingly say that.
"I don't really know. I know I love football and I'm so invested in this thing and I'm in the moment right now. But at some point, too, if you said what do you want to be able to do? I want to be able to have a family and I want to be able to spend time with them."
In January, multiple league executives suggested to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler that McVay could follow a similar coaching/broadcasting path to Jon Gruden, whom McVay coached under in Tampa Bay in 2008, and take a break from coaching for a lucrative TV job
I do find this incredibly interesting because of the 'new' coaching look. It's not a secret we're getting younger coaches and guys are finding success. Shit, Sean McVay is my age which is just bizarre to think about. I know it's overplayed but when guys are coaching in their second Super Bowl it just starts to really resonate with you. But here's the thing. I don't blame McVay at all. Dude is rich. Why keep adding stress of coaching and needing to compete in Super Bowls to your life when you're content. Let's say the Rams win this Super Bowl, he gets his ring, proves his style is successful and can go fuck around on TV for a few years until he wants to coach again and will pick whatever team he wants.
Not a bad gig when you think about it.
Now at the same time, coaches are fucking wired different. They really don't know what to do with themselves when they aren't coaching. They aren't people who just sit around at home in the recliner and sip sweet tea talking about their kid's school day. Which is why even if McVay leaves after this year or when the contract is up in 2023, he'll come back. Dude is young enough to go live how he wants and still coach when he wants.
It is crazy to be talking about this the day or two before the Super Bowl though. I'm all for players and coaches saying whatever is on their mind because cliche answers in interviews suck. But I did not expect to hear this in depth of a quote about possibly retiring before the age of 40 today. Oh and his fiancee? Meet her.