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Sean McVay details tequila-fueled rant that helped Rams land Matthew Stafford

A tequila-infused phone call by Rams head coach Sean McVay ultimately put the team on a path to Super Bowl glory. In a new profile for ESPN, McVay divulged new details about his widely known run-in with quarterback Matthew Stafford in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, which later resulted in the Rams trading for the longtime Lions signal-caller. As the 36-year-old head coach revealed, he was “a few tequilas in” when he called Rams brass over FaceTime to champion for Stafford, who wanted out of Detroit. “Here’s the f–king deal, OK? We can sit here and exist, and be OK winning...
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NFC Notes: Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers, Rams, Matthew Stafford

San Francisco doesn’t plan on rushing a resolution for QB Jimmy Garoppolo, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. Rapoport adds the team is prepared to wait all the way until cut day when 53-man rosters need to be finalized to trade Garoppolo. Garoppolo is “progressing well” but still...
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Slot vs. wide: Joe Burrow, Matthew Stafford lead the way

Our annual look at slot/wide splits in the passing game continues thanks to the charting efforts from our friends at Sports Info Solutions. Last time, we looked at wide receivers, where we saw Cooper Kupp dominate in the slot and Ja'Marr Chase stack up big numbers out wide. It will not shock you to see Matthew Stafford and Joe Burrow atop those same categories as we shift to the passers. That isn't always the case, but with Kupp and Chase so far ahead of the rest of the pack, their quarterbacks join them atop the pile.
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