The premium knowledge and analytics web site took to Twitter to disclose PFF author Eric Keen’s high offensive play-callers for the 2021 NFL season. By way of a photograph edit posted on the social media web site at midday P.T, Keen and PFF introduced the highest six guys tabbed because the league’s greatest offensive minds so as from one to 6.
Not talked about in the six? L.A. Rams head coach Sean McVay. The identical McVay who back in 2018 was lauded by PFF for turning across the Rams’ offensive fortunes from the Jeff Fisher period and known as McVay’s scheme particular. Mike Renner and Zac Robinson had been additionally on the McVay reward practice in 2018 by means of this video breakdown of his offense.
The Rams Twitter account felt the disrespect from PFF following the 2021 play-caller rankings. And 4 hours later, gave the nationwide on-line publication the McVay pointing finger/head shaking gif.
Maybe the Rams’ No. 22 general offensive rating from 2020 may very well be a reasoning behind McVay getting snubbed. However earlier than final season, McVay carried out the NFL’s greatest offense in 2017, the league’s third-best scoring offense in 2018 and the NFL’s fourth-best passing assault in 2019. All through his time within the Metropolis of Angels, McVay has gotten the Rams to ascertain offensive consistency with the soccer.
That’s Not the Solely Rating Snubbing McVay
On the day earlier than the play-caller rankings, Keen and PFF ranked who the best head coaches are for the upcoming season.
Touchdown at No. 1 was back-to-back AFC champion and 2020 Tremendous Bowl winner Andy Reid of the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, calling him “the usual by which the remainder of the league is evaluated.” Inexperienced Bay’s Matt LaFleur was the NFC’s highest consultant within the PFF head coach rankings at No. 3, with the web site describing the third-year head coach as “the league’s highest-rated play caller in our metrics.” LaFleur was one in all simply two NFC coaches who made the PFF high seven, the opposite being New Orleans’ Sean Payton.
That’s proper. One other listing that neglected the Rams head coach. And this listing didn’t lengthen out to a high 10 both.
Are the Rams Extremely Ranked in Any PFF Class?
Solely the line of defense cracked the highest 5 in a PFF class. Ben Linsey ranked all 32 items in his June 7 article and plugged the Rams at No. 4, forward of the Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Bears. Linsey mentioned this of the Rams trench gamers:
The Rams don’t have the identical high quality of depth as the opposite top-five defensive strains in these rankings. However does it matter after they boast the one most disruptive pressure within the NFL? Aaron Donald’s 456 pressures over the previous 5 seasons are 86 greater than some other defender although he noticed a constant barrage of double and triple groups. The eye he instructions frees up different gamers to get pleasure from profession years, as Dante Fowler Jr. and Leonard Floyd can attest. Los Angeles must change Michael Brockers, whose 5,658 regular-season snaps since becoming a member of the Rams in 2012 rank ninth amongst all gamers on the place.
So PFF considerably happy followers of the Rams, extra so followers of their defensive linemen. However once more, PFF perplexed lots of Twitter customers and Rams followers by snubbing McVay, the identical McVay who has by no means completed beneath .500 in his four-year head coaching career and has received 43 of 64 video games with one NFC title ring.