Ted Rath is the Los Angeles Rams' director of strength training, which is a pretty important job. Rath's game day role for the team is also essential, though it may seem foolish.
On Sundays, Rath is the team's "Get Back" coach. More accurately, he is Sean McVay's personal "Get Back" coach.
The "Get Back" coach's job is to go up and down the sideline and tell players and team personnel when they are beyond the restricted area and in danger of getting a penalty or sideline warning. Rath does this with McVay.
He has to make sure McVay doesn't get in the way of officials or get himself run over. Yes, this is a real responsibility.
This video from NFL Films illustrates what Rath has to do.
Rath will have his hands full in two weeks when the Rams play the Patriots in the Super Bowl. You can bet McVay will be as focused and intense as over during that one.
It will be up to Rath to make sure he is aware of his surroundings.