Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay shares awesome perspective on pandemic-influenced offseason

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The COVID-19 pandemic has altered life for all of us, including Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay. On Tuesday, he opened up a bit about that.

Sean McVay learning to ‘eliminate the fluff from your day’

Speaking with reporters during a conference call, McVay shared that this offseason has changed his outlook. He said he’s learned the importance of trying to “eliminate the fluff from your day,” per Greg Beacham of the Associated Press.

Additionally, McVay said he’s learned to stay more balanced and stop grinding so much. He also said he’s been getting more sleep, working out more regularly and drinking more wine.

Apparently the dedication to working out more has turned McVay into a machine, too.

In all reality, the whole notion of slowing down a bit and not grinding so much has been a common theme for NFL folks this offseason. During the 2020 NFL Draft we all got to see coaches and general managers in their homes, with their families. Overwhelmingly, they shared afterward that the experience was awesome and revelatory for their personal lives.

NFL coaches notoriously work their butts off. Not just during the season, either. They are constantly working to stay ahead of their peers. But this COVID-19 pandemic has caused many to realize there is more to life than football. And that’s got to be a good thing.