Three years ago, at the age of 30 you became the youngest head coach in the history of the NFL. What does youth brings to the head-coaching job?
Above all things it reminds you that there is a lot of room to learn, a huge space to grow.
Since you joined the Rams you turned the club around, guiding it to play in the Super Bowl. How did you do it?
It is very important to create a culture where you have core values and beliefs that you think are consistent with the things you want to represent.
The relationship you develop with your players is admired throughout sports. What is the secret for it?
A players’ coach is going to be open to communication and transparency. I think you have to try to be yourself. When you are genuine and authentic, things work out with the players”.
You believe in delegating, giving the assistant coaches freedom in those areas of the game that you do not run directly. Do you agree with this?
Yes, I do. I have great assistant coaches. Our team can operate under their leadership, so I can focus on the offense as a play caller.
In your second season as the Rams head coach you took the team to the Super Bowl, but things did not go well in the NFL’s championship game. What happened?
Well, simply I got outcoached. I was not at the level of my football team. I think I did not do my part to help them win the game. For example, I was not good with the play selection.
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