Sean McVay's ability to recall details from old games and plays is jaw-dropping

  • Los Angeles Rams’ head coach Sean McVay might have a more impressive photographic memory than LeBron James.
  • In an interview with HBO, McVay was asked about three scenarios from last season and correctly answered what play happened next during those sequences.
  • McVay joked that he could only remember football plays so well because it’s the only thing on his mind.

LeBron James’ photographic memory got a lot of attention during the playoffs, as he broke down long stretches of games, play by play, in front of reporters.

James may have met his match in his new neighbour, Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay.

In an interview with HBO’s “Real Sports,” the 33-year-old McVay was asked to test his photographic memory of what happened during random plays during the season.

Interviewer Bryant Gumbel asked McVay about three plays from the past season, setting up the situation and asking McVay to remember what happened next.

Gumbel asked McVay about Week 16 against the Tennessee Titans when the Rams faced a 2nd-and-11 on their 20-yard line with 4:24 remaining in the second quarter.

“I could probably say, we were going in, flip the field, that was when he hit [Todd] Gurley on the 80-yard screen. After, on the first play, we went negative-1 [yard], and then the series before that we had, they recovered a fumble for a touchdown when our guard went the wrong way,” McVay said.

“That’s exactly right,” Gumbel said.

Gumbel asked McVay about a Week 5 game against the Seattle Seahawks. The Rams had the ball on 3rd-and-20 from the Seahawks’ 25-yard line with 56 seconds left.

“3rd-and-20 on Seattle’s 25? Yeah, we called a screen, and it got picked,” McVay said.

“Sheldon Richardson,” Gumbel answered. “[Jared] Goff threw the interception. Is that your fault or his?”

“Well, it’s an unfortunate situation,” McVay said. “He tipped it off, but we gotta give a better location. That was a heck of a play by Sheldon Richardson. That was a back-breaker.”

McVay also joked that he could only remember football plays so well because it’s the only thing on his mind.

Watch the segment below:

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