- Rams coach Sean McVay was mic’d up and predicted Aaron Donald’s huge defensive play at the end of Super Bowl LVI.
- The play occurred after McVay implored the Rams defense to make a crucial fourth down stop, and Aaron Donald in particular.
- Read more news about the Super Bowl here.
With 43 seconds left in Super Bowl LVI, the Los Angeles Rams needed just one stop on fourth down and one yard to go to become champions.
On the sidelines, with the key fourth down play coming up, Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay tried to rally his defense to just make one big play.
“Hey! What else could you want?!” coach Sean McVay asked his defense in mic’d up footage captured by NFL Films.
“What else could you want?! Right now! Let’s go! Let’s go!”
McVay then turned his attention to arguably the best football player in the NFL, number 99 Aaron Donald.
“Hey, Aaron!” the coach shouted. “This is the moment! Right now!”
Sean McVay predicted Aaron Donald was going to do something special
The footage then cuts to McVay, hands on knees, waiting for the snap of the ball on fourth down.
“Aaron Donald’s gonna make a play,” the Rams coach said, almost under his breath, to no one in particular.
After Donald does indeed make a play, McVay is seen jumping and shouting on the sideline, “Yes! I knew it!”
Cut to the celebration after the final gun and we see McVay chasing down Donald.
“Hey! Come here!” McVay yells. “I knew! Yes, sir! I knew you would make that play! I knew you would make that play!”
He wasn’t wrong. (Though it may have helped that Aaron Donald was lined up offsides on the key play, but that’s a story for another day.)
"Aaron Donald's gonna make a play."
— NFL (@NFL) February 14, 2022
NFL fans reacted appropriately to Sean McVay’s prescience.
I literally got goosebumps just watching this 😭 craaazy— 🌙 (@mslynnelu) February 15, 2022
@AaronDonald97 that is absolutely what being the moment, not letting the moment be bigger than you looks like. So happy for AD as a football fan. Absolutely deserves this!— Wesley Hickok (@WesHickok) February 14, 2022
This gave me chills. So happy for him.— Skiidz (@its_Skiidz) February 14, 2022
That was a Rocky moment, the knock out punch!— Vetter (@KVett7) February 14, 2022
What a moment.