Sean McVay huge statement on Brett Rypien

Coach Sean McVay of the Los Angeles Rams talks candidly about backup quarterback Brett Rypien’s showing against the Dallas Cowboys.

With starting quarterback Matthew Stafford sidelined due to a thumb injury, Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay stated on Monday that backup quarterback Brett Rypien might see action in Week 9’s game against the Green Bay Packers.

Oct 29, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Rams quarterback Brett Rypien (11) pitches the ball in the third quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

On the first drive of the second half against the Dallas Cowboys, Stafford was hurt. The next quarterback in the depth chart, Rypien, completed 5-of-10 pass attempts for 42 yards by the end of the game. Despite their struggles on both ends of the ball, the Rams lost 43–20.

But when Rypien took the field against Dallas, the Rams were trailing 36–17, and he was thrown into the fire. Rypien accomplished a “good job” in a “really tough situation,” according to McVay, who also mentioned a scoring drive and a fourth-down conversion.

“Overall, it’s really hard to play quarterback to get in and out of the huddle, to have some of the communication, the different changes in tempo, reading and recognizing coverage, and then being able to deliver the ball with accuracy and on time and I thought there were some examples of that being illustrated,” McVay stated in a press conference on Monday.

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On Monday, Rypien said he is “absolutely” prepared to take over until Stafford heals. He talked about how he got better with every snap against Dallas and how getting more practice will only make him better.

With a “how can I get better mentality,” McVay stated that Rypien approaches every week on the scout team, and it began “really paying off” against Dallas.

“I think he’s done a great job of mimicking and emulating the opposing team’s quarterback, the cadence, all those different things,” McVay stated. “I just think the consistency at which he’s approached this craft and the intentionality has allowed him to be able to improve and he’s done a really nice job with that role.”


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