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Former Rams coach explains why Super Bowl LIII loss was “devastating”

Monday, February 11th, 2019

Former Rams coach explains why Super Bowl LIII loss was "devastating" originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com The Los Angeles Rams were the NFL's second-highest scoring team in the 2018 regular season, making it almost unthinkable they could score just three points in a single playoff game, let alone the Super Bowl. The New England Patriots defense held them out of the end zone in Super Bowl LIII with a dominant performance in a 13-3 win at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Zac Taylor was on the sidelines that night as the Rams quarterbacks coach, and the next day he was on his way to become the next head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals.

Robey-Coleman fined $26,000 for Super Bowl hit

Sunday, February 10th, 2019

Los Angeles Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman has been smacked with a hefty fine for a hit in a second straight playoff game. Robey-Coleman was fined $26,739 by the NFL for a helmet-to-helmet hit on a prone New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead in the first quarter of Super Bowl LIII, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. The Patriots won 13-3.

Rams’ Nickell Robey-Coleman fined $26K (again) for hit on Rex Burkhead

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

Rams' Nickell Robey-Coleman fined $26K (again) for hit on Rex Burkhead originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Nickell Robey-Coleman just got slapped with his second fine in two weeks -- this time for a less high-profile play. The NFL has fined the Los Angeles Rams cornerback $26,739 for his hit on a defenseless player (New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead) in Super Bowl LIII, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero shared Saturday. Robey-Coleman was flagged for unnecessary roughness on the play, which occurred early in the first quarter when he snuffed out a Patriots screen pass and leveled Burkhead in the backfield for a 4-yard loss.

Michael Irvin calls out Brandin Cooks for key drops in Super Bowl LIII

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

Michael Irvin calls out Brandin Cooks for key drops in Super Bowl LIII originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com You could argue Brandin Cooks was the Los Angeles Rams' only effective offensive player in Super Bowl LIII. You also could argue he was the reason they lost to the New England Patriots. CURRAN: How a blitz and a pick summed up 2018 Patriots That's the stance Michael Irvin took Tuesday on Showtime's "Inside The NFL" show, arguing that Cooks dropped two passes that could have changed the course of Sunday's game.

Why didn’t Todd Gurley get more Super Bowl touches? Sean McVay explains

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Why didn't Todd Gurley get more Super Bowl touches? Sean McVay explains originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Todd Gurley took 825 snaps during the 2018 regular season, more than all but three NFL running backs. He rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown in the Los Angeles Rams' NFC Divisional Round win over the Dallas Cowboys.

Tom Brady made this pledge to teammates after Super Bowl interception

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Tom Brady made this pledge to teammates after Super Bowl interception originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady started Super Bowl LIII in one of the worst ways possible by throwing an interception on his team's first drive against the Los Angeles Rams defense. Brady made a pledge to his teammates shortly after that interception. Here's what he told them, as seen on Tuesday night's "Inside the NFL" on Showtime.

No Patriots defender received a single MVP vote for Super Bowl LIII performance

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

The New England Patriots defense held the Los Angeles Rams to just three points en route to their Super Bowl LIII victory on Sunday night. The stellar performance has earned high praise for Bill Belichick's defense, as well as now-former linebackers coach and defensive play caller Brian Flores. The Rams became only the second team in history to score just three points in a title game.

Rams coach McVay explains RB Gurley’s limited Super Bowl role

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

The Los Angeles Rams always planned to split carries between their two running backs in the Super Bowl, coach Sean McVay revealed on Tuesday. Los Angeles star Todd Gurley received just 11 touches in his team's 13-3 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday, one game after he also had a reduced role in the Rams' win in the NFC championship. McVay explained the team also wanted backup C.J. Anderson to be involved in the offense against New England.

McVay, Goff begin shaking off Rams’ loss, focusing on future

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

Sean McVay professes to love few things more than his next challenge, and the coach is already hitting the Rams' offseason tasks with extra motivation from the humbling experience of Los Angeles' 13-3 loss to the New England Patriots in Atlanta. If you can't handle getting gut-punched and responding, this business probably isn't for you,'' a typically energized McVay said Tuesday at the Rams' training complex. That's the only way that I know how to respond as a coach.

Mike Francesa blasts Rams, Sean McVay for Super Bowl LIII performance

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

Mike Francesa blasts Rams, Sean McVay for Super Bowl LIII performance originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com While we tend to think Boston has cornered the market on highly critical sportscasters, WFAN New York's Mike Francesa is also known for speaking his mind. He had some pretty strong opinions about what went down in Super Bowl LIII between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams. On his radio show "Mike's On" on Monday, Francesa had quite a bit to say about the lowest-scoring Super Bowl in history, blasting Rams coach Sean McVay and quarterback Jared Goff.