For the Super Bowl coaches, it's young versus old

For the Super Bowl coaches, it's young versus old

But it may prove hard for the Patriots to slow the high-flying Rams, who have been rejuvenated under head coach Sean McVay. Same with McVay. Both coaches aren't afraid to gamble and trust their players to make plays.

It's hard to imagine McVay being a Head-Coach-of-the-Year candidate without Rath so you can imagine the impact this has on the game.

"As things have changed as our offense has developed and grown and we've become more efficient on offense, our defense has had some incredible years and I would say we are a pretty balanced team now".

Already being dubbed as an offensive savant, McVay is now being spoken about in an even loftier fashion by some NFL executives as the preordained Bill Belichick of the next generation of head coaches in the league. "It's a good balance; they enjoy themselves, but not at the expense of allowing it to affect our focus and concentration".

"There's different models of being able to coach people, and I think it's a matter of really looking at it - is it a dictatorship or is it an open communication and transparency?" he said. "Something I'd never take for granted, and I'd never take Coach Belichick for granted".

"I think when you look at this game, it's nearly Bill against Sean", said Bill Cowher, former coach of the Steelers, "and it's Wade (Phillips) and Josh (McDaniels)". The Rams installed the majority of their game plan last week in L.A., then used this week for final tweaks and adjustments.

McVay's girlfriend, Veronika Khomyn, is ready for the game, too.

Sunday, because of a later (6:30 p.m. ET) kickoff, the Rams will use the morning at their hotel to run through it all one last time.

But the more fascinating matchup in Super Bowl LIII might be between the odd couple in the headsets who will be on opposite sidelines. He might go a little overboard sometimes with the catchy slogans and mantras - "we not me" is one of his favorites. It was a significant play in the NFC championship game, and got the Rams back in the game.

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