But a recent clip from NFL Films proved that he’s also a fortune teller.
Sean McVay said in his postgame press conference that as soon as the Bengals lined up in shotgun, he knew Aaron Donald was going to make a play. McVay was mic'd up as it unfolded.
"Aaron Donald's gonna make a play."
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) February 14, 2022
After scoring the go-ahead touchdown in Super Bowl LVI, the Rams left time for the Cincinnati Bengals to operate.
They only needed a field goal to send the game into overtime and the Bengals loved their odds because Evan McPherson hadn’t missed throughout the playoffs.
But it seemed like McVay wrote the script on what will happen.
He called that “Aaron Donald‘s gonna make a play” and it came true.
Donald Is Finally A Champion
The bitter defeat against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII may have left a bad taste in Donald’s mouth.
Therefore, the three-time Defensive Player of the Year wanted to make certain that they would win this time.
However, he had a slow start in Super Bowl LVI and was a non-factor in the first half.
He came out wrecking the Bengals’ offensive line in the second half and finally got to Burrow.
Yet it’s fascinating that McVay already knew what would happen in the game’s final moments.
Cincinnati even lined up in shotgun to buy Burrow some time.
Donald would not be denied, though, and he still hounded Burrow again.
After that play, the seven-time First-Team All-Pro defensive tackle had all the right to flex to the cameras that he finally has a ring.
But what’s more impressive is McVay’s ability to push his players to excel and do as he predicted.
Could it be that he had a crystal ball all along and he had seen this snap happening?