During the NFL offseason, Sean McVay has been busy with the podcast “Flying Coach.” The head coach of the Los Angeles Rams and co-host of Good Morning Football, Peter Schrager, hosts this podcast that is breaking down professional sports from those who are in it. With a roster of star athletes and coaches from around the league, “Flying Coach” is giving audiences the most unique inside information.
McVay, hot off of his NFL Coach of the Year win, and Schrager are joined by coaches and managers from the MLB, NBA, and NFL. Together, they break down anything from perfecting their draft strategy, scouting players, and the coaches that have inspired them.
The first season was hosted by Steve Kerr and Pete Carroll, and they go in depth into the NBA and NFL coaches that have innovated the game. Carroll references legendary UCLA football coach Chip Kelly, who has had a strong influence on the sport, speeding up gameplay and communicating plays from the sidelines instead of a huddle. But even earlier than Kelly, Carroll remarks on former Buffalo Bills head coach Marv Levy, who truly innovated the no-huddle offense.
Troy Aikman, renowned Dallas Cowboys quarterback and FOX sportscaster, joined “Flying Coach” to talk about the evolution of football culture from the ’90s. From the Quarterback Club to Eddie Debartolo’s storied ownership of the San Francisco 49er’s, Aikman knows it all. He also discusses his time scouting the quarterback class of 2018, which included Josh Allen, Sam Darnold, Lamar Jackson, and Baker Mayfield.
You’ll heard from coaches like Joe Judge on his time under Bill Belichick and Nick Saban, and moving into year 2 of coaching the New York Giants. You’ll hear from Kyle Shanahan on his decision to trade up for Trey Lance and his regrets from their Super Bowl LIV loss to Kansas City.
McVay, the youngest head coach in NFL history, will even give you the inside scoop on getting Matthew Stafford to LA, losing the Super Bowl, and just what was happening with Aaron Rodgers over the summer. For any sports fan, “Flying Coach” is the best way to hear about what your team (and your rivals) have been up to this offseason. You’ll hear from legends about the way things were, and hear from rising stars who are setting new standards in professional sports. Listen to the people who have changed the game as they break it down.