Sean McVay under pressure to beat the Dallas Cowboys - Stephen A. | First Take

  • Published on Jan 11, 2019
  • Stephen A. Smith says Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay has more pressure on him than his QB Jared Goff because NFL teams are hiring coaches with the hope of duplicating McVay's success. Max Kellerman and Will Cain disagree, saying the pressure is on Goff because of how poorly he’s played in the last month.
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Comments • 361

    MICHAEL LEÓN Month ago

    Dallas Cowboyz 4 Life 😎😎😎

  • Gabriel Arnett
    Gabriel Arnett 3 months ago

    Well Stephen A Smith The Rams putting something on them Cowboys on Saturday night Will Cain you mussy shitting in your pampers today lol.

  • E Allen
    E Allen 3 months ago

    Pressure from who....what GM is going to fire "the" Sean McVay with every team out there looking for the "next" one. SAS is just awful.

  • Matt Winton
    Matt Winton 3 months ago

    I am just a product of Sean McGay

  • Bryan Fane
    Bryan Fane 3 months ago

    Stephen A you talking nonsense .. ain’t nobody thinking about all that before the game.

  • rmontemalo
    rmontemalo 3 months ago

    Max is a douchebag

  • The Future Is Here
    The Future Is Here 3 months ago +1

    And............he ended up beating those Cowgirls!

  • Don Robinson
    Don Robinson 3 months ago

    Hey Stephen A Smith....How bout dem Cowboys and that top notch defense

  • Tunde Atunrase
    Tunde Atunrase 3 months ago +1

    Pressure? What pressure ?😂😂 Rams won with ease....Bring on the Saints 😆

  • Alex Perez
    Alex Perez 3 months ago

    Who's house?... rams house!!!!

  • If it's in the Word Then it's in the word

    Dem boys choked on the road in the playoffs again. That's 8 straight on the road playoffs losses

  • Savage life 101
    Savage life 101 3 months ago

    Off topic question but why does everyone hate the bears

  • Skyline7073
    Skyline7073 3 months ago

    Funny how only Cowboy fans are blasting Max for his opinion.

  • Ken Northam
    Ken Northam 3 months ago

    Stephen A. Smith is Clarence the Barber in Coming to America.

  • Jim Hollywood
    Jim Hollywood 3 months ago

    Who wins the battle between the Cowboys O Line and the Rams D Line? That will decide this game.

  • Hussain14000
    Hussain14000 3 months ago +1

    I 100% agree with will cain

    • Matthew Davis
      Matthew Davis 3 months ago

      Hussain14000 -I 100% agree that Max is right and Will KKKain is wrong😂

  • Paris Valentine
    Paris Valentine 3 months ago

    Molly is only here because Jalen 81 points Rose. she still bad tho

  • Michael Duffy
    Michael Duffy 3 months ago

    Nope. Goff. He screws up it's going to hurt his contract negotiations big time next year. McVay is going to be in demand regardless of the outcome.

  • Mike Love Thyself
    Mike Love Thyself 3 months ago

    Will as moderator and Stephen A and Max running things this show could beat Undisputed.

  • Rob L
    Rob L 3 months ago


  • human being on earth
    human being on earth 3 months ago

    Will Cain type of guy to eat breakfast at 4am.

  • Chris C
    Chris C 3 months ago


  • Timothy Hudson
    Timothy Hudson 3 months ago

    hearing Max's takes conflict so bad it’s hilarious. He will say everything on one side is vastly better. Then say the other wins. Here’s an example:
    Five guys has the juiciest most flavorful burger out there.... but McDonald’s is better

  • Walter Perry
    Walter Perry 3 months ago

    Cowboys will winner tonight on Fox 64

  • Walter Perry
    Walter Perry 3 months ago

    sorry fox 64 at 8pm.

  • Walter Perry
    Walter Perry 3 months ago

    L,A RAM big stage tonight at 430pm on NBC 10.

  • Sports with Nick
    Sports with Nick 3 months ago

    I can not believe I am saying this, but the Dallas Cowboys will win this game. I broke it fully down on my channel this morning, but the Rams have not been themselves over the past month and Zeke is a BEAST.

  • lasay inchrist
    lasay inchrist 3 months ago +1

    Let's go cowboys 💯 let's get it done hot boy's 🔥🔥🔥🔥

  • Erick Andrews
    Erick Andrews 3 months ago

    Dallas cowboys have the #1 defense hand's down in we go show it cowboy's Nation #road to the super bowl

  • Dretti_Kruger
    Dretti_Kruger 3 months ago

    LA won't be losing. They have a better defense by far

  • intensivemedia
    intensivemedia 3 months ago

    Undisputed is way better

  • ibringit987
    ibringit987 3 months ago

    McVay being under pressure after only 2 seasons as an HC because other teams are trying to find a copycat makes absolutely no sense

  • Johnny
    Johnny 3 months ago

    Cain is better than both SAS and Max. Not just because he’s a Cowboys fan but that sure doesn’t hurt. 😆

  • Undercover Agent
    Undercover Agent 3 months ago +1

    max the kinda guy to wipe his ass before a shit

  • Saint Aubyn
    Saint Aubyn 3 months ago

    Why is Zeke vs Gurley not being talked about more?

  • Willie Reece
    Willie Reece 3 months ago

    If one person says anything about Will Cain being great or Max Kellerman being annoying y’all just jump on the bandwagon

  • ImxFromxDc
    ImxFromxDc 3 months ago +1

    Is Molly really needed?? She’s kinda Annoying

  • Freddie Montes
    Freddie Montes 3 months ago

    Max kellerman needs 2 stick 2 boxing! Foolish!

  • bctopper
    bctopper 3 months ago

    Let's go Rams!!!

  • Hombre Consejo
    Hombre Consejo 3 months ago

    There a “type” out here and Will Cain is it. He’s the white man you love to hate but he’s definitely espn’s front man left wing liberal to challenge Stephen A’s logical and conservative black man aura that he brings. 📠

  • Colin Weiss
    Colin Weiss 3 months ago

    Sean McGay :*) :*) i'm crying here. lol. lol. brilliant.

  • justin rob
    justin rob 3 months ago

    Aaron Donald is gonna single handedly fuck daks day up

  • USAFDeathFromAbove
    USAFDeathFromAbove 3 months ago

    Did this dude just say Sean McGay? Lmao..

  • Peter Burton
    Peter Burton 3 months ago

    McVay is the 'gold standard' for coaches right or wrong right now. This year is Goff's time to shine and prove himself, especially looking at the team he has behind him. This is where Goff gets to prove he has the goods to match it with those other QBs in the playoffs.

    JOHN RMIREZ 3 months ago

    stephen a smith will blame jason garrett if rams win and he will blame sean mcvay if cowboys win regardless of what happens in the game

  • slofever512
    slofever512 3 months ago

    Rams can't handle this pressure Cowboys by 10 We Dem Boyz 💪 💪 DC4L 👑 finish the fight

  • TheHound
    TheHound 3 months ago

    This is such a dumb topic

  • Rich Cook
    Rich Cook 3 months ago

    I hope he feels it because if McVay dials up his game oh boy bodies are going to fly.

  • bptboy
    bptboy 3 months ago

    Will 'Sean McGay' Cain😂

  • deuce of spades
    deuce of spades 3 months ago

    i seen the comments before sean mcgay and it was still funny

  • Kirk Pham
    Kirk Pham 3 months ago

    Will cain deadass said “Sean Mcgay” 😂💀

  • Juan Ruiz
    Juan Ruiz 3 months ago

    Really second year and u saying that they are under pressure who the fuck hires these morons at first take so many coaches and QBs that haven't won shit in years in the league I guess they miss lebron james they usually talk shit about him every day but they can't cause his been injured lol

  • 123kalid
    123kalid 3 months ago

    Sean McGay ....😂😂 @5:12

  • Delton Capital
    Delton Capital 3 months ago +2

    Jared Goff is overrated, clearly a system QB. Without Mcvay Goff is just another Mark Sanchez

  • PopaSquach
    PopaSquach 3 months ago

    This show is almost unwatchable now.. Shannon and Skip have so much more fun and actually have lively debates and inside jokes and chemistry.. first take just seems very bitter and unfun now like they're taking themselves too seriously..

  • Chris Napolion
    Chris Napolion 3 months ago

    That goff really had not really showed me nothing the defense has been a difference maker

  • Michael Cummins
    Michael Cummins 3 months ago

    The cowboys will get destroyed

  • Tony Montana
    Tony Montana 3 months ago +1

    Cowboys gonna blow out the rams

  • saintconnor
    saintconnor 3 months ago

    Week ago every team was copying mcvay, now he is on the hot seat. Damn, lotz of new head coaches in the next 12 months.

  • Ryan Foster
    Ryan Foster 3 months ago

    The last two weeks of the season Jared’s thrown 5 TDs 415 yards and 0INTs. What do you mean he’s been atrocious the last month lol. He played like crap against the Bears and the Eagles. He got back to form. It’s like these “analysts” don’t look at the individual games and just numbers as a whole.

  • Lord Beerus
    Lord Beerus 3 months ago

    Cowboys gonna lose 😣

  • B_Wash12
    B_Wash12 3 months ago +2

    Anybody else catch Will calling him Sean McGay? lol accidents happen

  • JiffDoe 22
    JiffDoe 22 3 months ago +1

    24 Rams - 18 Cowboys F

  • Brian Ortiz
    Brian Ortiz 3 months ago

    Pressure is on Goff because you saw what Goff was with Jeff. Same players and all. Bears game showed Goff’s flaw the most. You look back at that game and McVay had options for Goff but Goff was trying to prove he’s good against a good defense. Take a look at the film, if Goff plays bad, I’m the rams and I’m trading up for Kyler Murray. McVay would love him.

  • Soccercrazyigboman
    Soccercrazyigboman 3 months ago

    I blame the Rams D on Phillips

  • chosenjuan025
    chosenjuan025 3 months ago

    5:13 Will Cain said Sean McGay💀💀💀

  • Gj Gjs
    Gj Gjs 3 months ago

    Gase was head coach before McVay ...

  • czechpirc
    czechpirc 3 months ago +1

    mcvay has more pressure due to his inability to adapt his gameplan ala mike martz

  • Patrick Aatz
    Patrick Aatz 3 months ago

    In the last 2 games the Rams put up 31 and 48 points, Goff had 5 TDs and 0 INTs. Not sure how that means he was awful the entire last month. He had a couple of bad games and bounced back nicely at the end of the regular season. But it's nice to see Will Cain talking himself into believing that Dak is an elite QB. Hope the Cowboys give him a giant contract.

  • Tyler Brown
    Tyler Brown 3 months ago +2

    Sean McGay lol

  • Top Dogg
    Top Dogg 3 months ago

    Espn has been pushing the narrative of the Rams losing all week. Now watch them try to switch it up after they win

  • Disheartened6
    Disheartened6 3 months ago +1

    let's go boys!

    XLQUARANTINE 1 3 months ago

    Goff is a system QB for a fact he makes easy reads just check out Akoye Media’s new video on the Rams vs Cowboys it proves that

  • Shareef King Jr
    Shareef King Jr 3 months ago

    GoRams 😁

  • Brandon Nikolajevic
    Brandon Nikolajevic 3 months ago

    There is no way cowboys beat Aaron Donald and the rams

  • Joshua Bullins
    Joshua Bullins 3 months ago

    Steven a smith just said yesterday he was hating on the kingsbury hiring but today he is hating just be 100 percent about it

  • Giffond Hall
    Giffond Hall 3 months ago +3

    jason garrett should be under pressure

  • Movie matics
    Movie matics 3 months ago

    Stephen A Jobs

  • joshmsimmz
    joshmsimmz 3 months ago

    I like Goff a lot , i think any rookie was fucked under fisher . The thing with Goff though is he tends to have these hot and cold streaks dating back to college . There are just random stretches with lapses in his Accuracy and pocket poise for whatever reason. But he is insanely good at home and has his LT and Gurley should be healthy . I only hesitate to trust him purely because of how he played against the Bears . He looked awful with 4 picks . But he is a resilient guy and if he gets this team to the promise land there should be no question .

  • Al Carney
    Al Carney 3 months ago +13

    Anthony Lynn deserves more credit than Sean McVay

    • nah im not real
      nah im not real 3 months ago

      Al Carney got a pipin hot L for you after today

  • Luck Fove
    Luck Fove 3 months ago

    Philip Rivers didn’t go to the Ravens

    THE FINS WILL WIN 3 months ago +7


  • Aj Surles
    Aj Surles 3 months ago

    Will Cain got it right 💯

  • David Lane
    David Lane 3 months ago

    Max should go back to trying to be a rapper, he sucks in sports

  • Diego Rodriguez
    Diego Rodriguez 3 months ago +3

    5:11 Sean mcgay

  • Crying Jordan Face
    Crying Jordan Face 3 months ago

    I wish McVay comes out of the closet and admit he is Scorpio from the Simpson's

  • Darryl Stewart
    Darryl Stewart 3 months ago +1

    31-23 dallas

  • Ryan Leong
    Ryan Leong 3 months ago +2

    Sean McGay 😂😂😂

  • LeSean Walston
    LeSean Walston 3 months ago

    SAS extra dramatic taking off his glasses in slow motion just to answer a simple question 😂

  • James H.
    James H. 3 months ago +2

    5:13 Sean McGay Will?

  • Jesse Cab
    Jesse Cab 3 months ago

    Both Mcvay and Goff are overrated and are not built for the playoffs at all. The whole high scoring reckless offensive play does not translate well in the playoffs. The falcons completely shut them down last year at home by forcing Goff to pass the ball. If the cowboys can stop the run, the cowboys are taking the win.

  • mrchicago87
    mrchicago87 3 months ago +16

    They’re looking for the next YOUNG WHITE GUY .... stop beating around the bush !!!!!
    I guess every WHITE offensive coordinator is a “genius” 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
    BUT they copy cat each other !

    • mrchicago87
      mrchicago87 3 months ago

      Whatswhat to the first part of your question , that ratio can be in any field , the population at large has nothing to with the NFL ratio. To the second part , sure the NFL could use MORE white guys .. WR’s , RB’s , etc
      Now to the REAL response ... you can’t play the race card here when 95% of the coaches & coordinators are WHITE that’s the issue here. Diversity wouldn’t kill the league at ALL levels ! I’m not saying equal amount across the board , but the discrepancy in leadership positions is alarming

    • Whatswhat
      Whatswhat 3 months ago

      mukathefreak I have to ask when the population is about 70% white and about 80-90% of nfl players are black what’s your response to that? Do you think there should be more white nfl players or do you think it’s good

    • mrchicago87
      mrchicago87 3 months ago

      Whatswhat no I’m not

    • mrchicago87
      mrchicago87 3 months ago

      Incog Nito no hate

    • mukathefreak
      mukathefreak 3 months ago +1

      Right get black coaches in more white coaches ain’t the only one who can coach smh we the ones who make the sport interesting

  • Terrence Rozario
    Terrence Rozario 3 months ago legendary

  • David Garcia
    David Garcia 3 months ago

    Idk why Sean Mc gay will always be funny

  • Refund HD
    Refund HD 3 months ago +1

    Will said Sean McGay

  • Bareback Assassin
    Bareback Assassin 3 months ago +1

    I can't take Stephen A. serious anymore, after he not only messed up on the Hunter Henry thing but also said he was looking forward to his Derrick Johnson matchup....that's a big mess up....everytime he speaks now I just feel like hes pulling shit out of his ass.

  • michael edwards
    michael edwards 3 months ago

    rams went ahead and spent like 400 million dollars in the offseason to win it this year lol

  • Filthydough
    Filthydough 3 months ago +2

    Sean McGay

  • RoSmash
    RoSmash 3 months ago +1

    I actually think Stephen A. is right tho for once, it’s all on Sean in this one, he made Jared and the Rams good, so if they fail and get out coached by that piece of shit Jason Garret it’s on Sean and his OC and DC.

  • Tyron Wells
    Tyron Wells 3 months ago

    The whole team under pressure