McVay, 36, though, does not believe his squad has a hangover just yet.

McVay speculated that "probably more the (day-to-day difficulties)" were at fault.

However, "what you aren't naive to is when you perform well.

 The amount of work and preparation that teams spend to make things.

That were easier the prior year more difficult because they're more familiar based on the research in the summer (and) things that they've done."

Even with the return of a number of key players from last year's Super Bowl run, the team's performance has not improved. 

Look no farther than star cornerback Jalen Ramsey's outburst after Sunday's 16-13 defeat to the Tampa.

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Los Angeles has a 9-18 record

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