We Need to Talk About the Spotter for the Rams’ Head Coach
I've played, watched, and coached football for a whole lot of years, but this has got to be the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen on a football field.
For some inexplicable reason, Rams head coach Sean McVay apparently feels like he needs a spotter while he's on the sidelines during a game.
It's not to say that you need to stay on your toes when you are standing on the sidelines of a football game. You have to watch out for the chain gang as they move the first down chains. You need to watch out for the referees running up and down the sidelines, especially during kickoffs. You need to make sure the coaches and players stay inside the players' box.
To be fair, the NFL does have rules about where players and coaches can stand on the sidelines. Most players are required to stay behind the second border during the game unless they are about to enter the game as a substitute. The NFL actually requires each team to field a "get back" coach to make sure all players and personnel are in compliance with where they are supposed to be standing at any given time.
That being said, this "caretaker" for the Rams head coach is nothing short of RIDICULOUS.