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    Getty Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott speaks to a referee during a preseason game against the Chicago Bears. Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott has avoided any public criticism of the team’s unvaccinated players, even as the number of players on the Reserve/COVID-19 list continues to mount and losses drop them deeper down the playoff picture. Some fans now believe it’s time for McDermott to change his approach. The Bills were without two key starters in Sunday’s 41-15 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, with defensive lineman Star Lotulelei and offensive tackle Spencer Brown both being placed on the reserve list. McDermott has been tight-lipped about their vaccination status, but both players are at risk of missing the now-critical Thanksgiving night matchup against the New Orleans Saints if they are not vaccinated. The latest Bills news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Bills newsletter here! Join Heavy on Bills! McDermott Quiet on Unvaccinated PlayersFollowing Sunday’s loss to the Colts, which dropped the Bills all the way down to the seventh and final playoff spot, McDermott...
    Jamie Lee Curtis and Her Daughter Speak About Rubys Journey Coming Out as Trans S&P 500 aims for longest win streak in 3 months, with Tesla earnings due after the close © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad Though they’re 4-2 and lost to the Titans on Monday, the Bills have been one of the league’s most dominant teams through the first six weeks of the season. Buffalo has a pair of shutout victories and is still the league’s top defense and ranks second in points scored. But even as the Bills have scored at least 31 points in each of their last five games, head coach Sean McDermott feels like the team could be better. Buffalo is currently 26th in red-zone offense, scoring touchdowns on just 55 percent of possessions inside the 20. The Bills were 2-of-5 in the category on Monday night, including Josh Allen’s ill-fated QB sneak on fourth down with 22 seconds left in the game. But back in the first half, the team settled for 24-...
    Megan Fox rocks micro-miniskirt with matching crop top, plus more of her wildest fashion and beauty moments Stocks Gain, SEC GameStop Report, Rent The Runway IPO - 5 Things You Must Know © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad Bills coach Sean McDermott isn’t backing off his controversial decision to go for it on fourth-and-1 on the Bills’ final offensive play of their loss to the Titans on Monday Night Football. McDermott said that when the Bills had that good a chance to pick up a first down and then a game-winning touchdown, he felt like he had to show his players he believed in them by trying to win right then and there, rather than settling for a field goal to force overtime. “We’re this far from winning the game,” McDermott said, holding his hands inches apart. “I owe it to my players. I believe in my players. I believe in my quarterback. I trust my guys. Obviously we didn’t get it done in this case, but I trust my...
    The 25 best episodes of The Office, ranked Insider secrets for saving time and money at Costco Bills coach Sean McDermott decided to hinge his team's chances of beating the Titans on "Monday Night Football" on a play that ultimately didn't work out for visiting Buffalo. That play came with 22 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, when the Bills — trailing 34-31 — elected to go for it on fourth-and-inches from the Tennessee 3. Even if the Bills didn't get into the end zone, a conversion would have given them a fresh set of downs and two or three more attempts for a go-ahead score. MORE: Bills vs. Titans score: Henry, defense lead to Tennessee 'MNF' win So McDermott played for the win instead of the game-extending field goal. Unfortunately for the Bills, it appeared as if quarterback Josh Allen slipped on his attempt. He was also met by Titans lineman Jeffrey Simmons, who perfectly shot the gap to stuff Allen. The Bills go for it on 4th down and the @Titans stop 'em! #Titans pic.twitter.com/1Uqz4mguSJ — NFL...
    Paul McCartney reveals how and why The Beatles really split, more news Millennial Trend of Co-Buying Homes Soars 771% in 7 Years – How It Works © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad The Bills have emerged as the league’s most dominant team through the first five weeks of the season, putting an exclamation point on their progress with Sunday’s victory over the Chiefs. But head coach Sean McDermott isn’t reading too much into what that win in Kansas City could mean for his team going forward. “I think more than anything, it’s a step in the right direction,” McDermott said Monday, via Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News. “They’re a good football team. You know, we’re trying to continue to grow and become a good football team. To see the contributions that were made from everyone, in particular, a couple of the young players in that game that are new to our team this year, that we acquired via the draft, is a good sign. It doesn’t mean we’re where...
    Getty Matt Breida is tackled for a loss on a fourth-down play against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Buffalo Bills have developed a tried-and-true formula for fourth-and-short conversions over the past two years — stack the offensive line, put Josh Allen behind center and let one of the league’s biggest quarterbacks go crashing forward for a first down. But in Sunday’s season-opening loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Bills head coach Sean McDermott deviated from that formula and got disastrous results. In his postgame press conference, McDermott explained exactly why he made the call and how he hopes the Bills will bounce back from the rough loss. The latest Bills news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Bills newsletter here! Join Heavy on Bills! McDermott’s Gamble FailsThe Bills were leading the Steelers 10-6 with just under 14 minutes left in the fourth quarter when they faced a 4th-and-1. The Bills had already driven to the Steelers side of the field but were not yet in field goal range, so McDermott opted to keep Allen and the offense...
    Getty Jon Feliciano prepares for a snap in a game against the New York Giants. With just three days to go until the season kicks off, the Buffalo Bills may have one position battle yet to be won. Head coach Sean McDermott was quiet this week about who will be starting at guard for the team, a position that had been up for grabs through training camp and the preseason. As Nick Wojton of USA Today’s Bills Wire noted, there are two spots open with three possible players to fill them, but McDermott has yet to reveal the winning combination for Sunday’s season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The latest Bills news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Bills newsletter here! Join Heavy on Bills! Decisions to Make for McDermottThroughout the preseason, the Bills had been splitting time at guard between veterans Jon Feliciano, Cody Ford, and Ike Boettger. As Wojton noted, Feliciano seems to have a spot secured though it’s less clear who will start between Ford and Boettger. Ford is going into his...
    Sean McDermott isn’t happy with the Buffalo Bills’ recent run-ins with the NFL’s COVID-19 policy. Wide receivers Isaiah McKenzie and Cole Beasley were both fined $14,650 for violating the league’s safety protocols on Thursday and earlier this week a Bills trainer that worked with Beasley tested positive for coronavirus, forcing him into a five-day entry process.  BILLS’  ISAIAH MCKENZIE FINED NEARLY $15K OVER MASK VIOLATIONS,  ACCUSED OF PUTTING PEOPLE IN DANGER McDermott spoke to reporters later that day to express his frustrations, pointing out the risks his team potentially faces when the season starts.  ​​"Very frustrating… very frustrating," he said, via USA Today. "There’s people’s livelihoods at stake in terms of, you know, people’s jobs, people’s performances… is judged off of wins and losses or how well a person does ‘X’ or ‘Y’ and some of that is dependent upon other members of the team." He continued: "If this were a real [regular season] week, having the players out that we’ve had, that makes it hard to win games that way. That’s the competitive piece of this."  McKenzie took to...
    Beyonce’s Plaid Suit Is Serving Up Major ‘Clueless’ Vibes: Pic 4 Critical Industries Affected by the Chip Shortage © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad Bills receivers Isaiah McKenzie and Cole Beasley were fined $14,650 each for violating the league’s mask policy for unvaccinated players. Beasley’s violation was caught on video Tuesday, while McKenzie was seen in person twice without a mask when NFL officials were at the team facility giving a presentation on COVID-19 rules. McKenzie previously received a warning. Bills coach Sean McDermott is frustrated by his team’s low vaccination rate and is out of ideas on how to convince his unvaccinated players to get vaccinated. “It’s tough. It’s frustrating. It’s challenging, however you want to say it,” McDermott said Thursday, via John Wawrow of the Associated Press. “But I can’t make the decision for them.” The Bills placed four unvaccinated players, including Beasley, into five-day self-isolation on Tuesday after the players came in close contact with a vaccinated trainer who tested positive for COVID-19. Receiver Gabriel Davis and...
    Judge orders Biden administration to revive Trump-era border policy 7.2-magnitude earthquake strikes near Haiti Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott was happy with what he saw from Jake Fromm in his team's preseason win over the Detroit Lions on Friday.  © Jamie Germano via Imagn Content Services, LLC The Bills head coach liked what he saw from Jake Fromm in Buffalo's preseason win on Friday.? Fromm, essentially still considered a rookie after quarantining during the 2020 season, connected on a 40-yard pass to Marquez Stevenson on the final drive of the game for the Bills. Tyler Bass finished it off with a field goal, lifting Buffalo to a 16-15 win.  Jake Fromm's DIME to Marquez Stevenson sets up the game-winning kick for Tyler Bass! #BUFvsDET pic.twitter.com/xqXwR8emVu— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) August 14, 2021 Talking about Fromm after the game, McDermott said the former Georgia quarterback's past shined for the Bills.  "The thing with Jake is, he's been there before. Go back to when Brandon (Beane) scouted him," McDermott said via press conference. "He's been in big games before, in those...
    Getty Josh Allen throws a pass in a game against the New England Patriots. The Buffalo Bills had a few major priorities this offseason — retaining key players like Matt Milano and Jon Feliciano, upgrading some weapons on offense — but none were more important than the need to lock down Josh Allen for the long term. Though talks on a new contract have been dragging out for several weeks, Bills coach Sean McDermott had some good news this week about progress toward the end goal. Both sides have expressed optimism that a deal will get done, but the details including the total number of years and pay for Allen have remained elusive. The latest Bills news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Bills newsletter here! Join Heavy on Bills! Bills, Allen Making ProgressMcDermott appeared on NFL Network this week, sharing his thoughts on the ongoing negotiations between the team and its franchise quarterback. Though McDermott didn’t add any new details — a common theme throughout the spring and summer as the team has remained...
    Federal judge rules Air Force largely responsible for 2017 Texas church mass shooting The best small towns for retirees © Provided by CBS Sports Josh Allen, Lamar Jackson and Baker Mayfield are among the top quarterbacks from the 2018 NFL Draft that remain in search of a new contract. The quarterbacks all saw their fifth-year options picked up earlier this offseason, but each players' front office has alluded to a possible extension before the start of the 2021 season. Despite those rumblings, each player would continue playing under their rookie contracts if the season started today.  As it relates to Allen, Bills coach Sean McDermott expressed optimism when asked on Wednesday about a possible new contract for his quarterback. McDermott echoed Bills GM Brandon Beane's previous sentiments that Allen could possibly receive a new deal before the Bills kick things off against the Steelers in Week 1.  "Brandon mentioned [a new contract], I think at the end of the spring practice period there, and these things handle themselves," McDermott said, via NFL.com's Nick Shook. "They work themselves out when...
    Federal judge rules Air Force largely responsible for 2017 Texas church mass shooting Its too early to go defensive, UBS says as it picks the global stocks to buy right now Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley generated widespread negative headlines and reactions last month when he took to Twitter to rant about the league's health and safety protocols regarding COVID-19 and vaccinations among players.  © Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Cole Beasley had 82 catches for 967 yards and four touchdowns last season. Bills head coach Sean McDermott recently spoke with News 8 sports director Thad Brown and admitted he discussed the matter with his receiver.  "Certainly respect Cole’s opinion. I think that’s where we are as a world," McDermott explained. "Got a lot of different people having a lot of different opinions. The best thing we can do is respect each other’s positions." Before Beasley's online outburst, Bills general manager Brandon Beane suggested he could threaten to cut unvaccinated players, which resulted in the league and NFL Players Association reminding Beane and everyone else players cannot lose...
    Fed officials discussed potential reduction in stimulus Jim Cramer sees market opportunities, lays out 7 themes for the second half of 2021 © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley posted some ill-advised tweets about the COVID-19 vaccine and the NFL’s rules restricting unvaccinated players, and later said he’s done talking about the matter. Bills coach Sean McDermott will probably be glad about that. McDermott told Thad Brown of News 8 that he has spoken with Beasley following the Twitter rant. “Certainly respect Cole’s opinion. I think that’s where we are as a world. Got a lot of different people having a lot of different opinions. The best thing we can do is respect each other’s positions,” McDermott said. With Beasley and quarterback Josh Allen both making anti-vaccine comments, while Bills General Manager Brandon Beane got in hot water for suggesting he could cut players who refuse to get vaccinated, the vaccine has been an issue for the Bills this offseason. But McDermott said he trusts the...
    Scott Taetsch/Getty Images Head coach Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 29, 2019. Last summer Mike Florio and Chris Simms teamed up to name the most disrespected figures in the NFL and Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin came in at No. 1 on their list. Little has changed between then and now, so it’s perhaps no surprise that Tomlin was recently ranked as just the No. 10 best head coach in the NFL by Cody Benjamin of CBS Sports. Tomlin slots in behind the likes of No. 9 Matt LaFleur (Packers), No. 8 Bruce Arians (Buccaneers), No. 7 Pete Carroll (Seahawks) and No. 6 Sean McVay (Rams). The latest Steelers news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Steelers newsletter here! Join Heavy on Steelers! Benjamin gives Tomlin his props for being “an absolute master at keeping his players invested,” which is pretty noteworthy considering that he has been in his role for 14 going on 15 seasons. But he docks Tomlin because he has “not exactly thrived with in-game decisions, and...
    Getty Josh Allen reacts to a play in the AFC Championship game. The Buffalo Bills will make history in 2021 and cement local hero status for their head coach, an ESPN insider predicts. Dan Graziano shared his bold prediction on the outcome of the next season, where the Bills find themselves in a place that fans have not seen in close to three decades — Super Bowl favorites. His prediction seems to jive with other experts, who see an AFC East title as a starting point for the Bills rather than an end goal. The latest Bills news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Bills newsletter here! Join Heavy on Bills! Super Bowl or BustIn a rundown of expert predictions for the upcoming season, Graziano predicted that the Bills will be able to get past the Kansas City Chiefs and into the Super Bowl, where they would face the Los Angeles Rams. As USA Today’s Bills Wire noted, the ESPN insider said that while the NFC isn’t so crystal clear, he believes the Bills will...
    Getty Buffalo Bills rookie kicker Tyler Bass celebrates with teammates after hitting a field goal in the second half of Buffalo's Wild Card matchup with the Indianapolis Colts. Since taking over the organization in 2017, Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott and general manager Brandon Beane have been all about having a complete football team, which means excelling in all three phases, offense, defense, and special teams. Sometimes teams don’t necessarily address special teams through the draft and before the 2020 draft, ESPN’s Michael Rothstein reported that only 47 kickers have been drafted since the NFL Draft changed to its current format in 1994. In four of those years, 2015, 2010, 1998, and 1996, no kicker was drafted. So, when the Bills picked Georgia Southern kicker Tyler Bass with the 188th overall pick in the sixth round this past season, they might’ve been taking a risk. But the risk paid off this season and the Bills didn’t just pick him based on his kicking ability alone. McDermott made an appearance on Pat McAfee’s radio show on Friday and...
    Sarah Trott Slams Claim That She Had a Boyfriend While Filming The Bachelor Good taxable investment accounts Sean McDermott cites Bills morale for red-zone FG vs. Chiefs: Maybe I should’ve gone for it Sean McDermott has taken heat for his decisions to kick a pair of red-zone field goals in Sunday’s AFC championship loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. The Buffalo Bills head coach deserves credit for helping build the franchise into AFC contenders in his four seasons with the team. But Sunday was not his finest moment as he twice played it safe against the most dangerous offense in football. On Tuesday, he explained his reasoning in a season-ending news conference with beat reporters. He has second thoughts. But he also has his reasons for not going for a touchdown on fourth down.First FG was for ‘morale’The first questionable decision arrived at the end of the first half with the Bills trailing, 21-9. Buffalo faced fourth-and-goal at the 2-yard line with 11 seconds remaining. McDermott opted to kick a field goal instead of going for a short touchdown...
    Getty Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott looks out over the field during their AFC Championship matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs. The Buffalo Bills had been aggressive all season long. They pushed the ball down the field, attacked opposing secondary’s, and they took every advantage they could to score. But, when it came down to it on Sunday night in the AFC Championship, the Bills abandoned their aggressive mindset in a 38-24 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. After the Bills took a 9-0 lead early in the game, the Chiefs scored 21 unanswered points before halftime and they never looked back. But, just before halftime, quarterback Josh Allen and the Buffalo offense stitched together a 12-play 73-yard drive that took up the final four minutes of the second quarter With 11 seconds remaining, the Bills faced a 4th and Goal on Kansas City’s two-yard line, but rather than go for a touchdown McDermott elected to get points and kicked a field goal, which was rookie kicker Tyler Bass’ second of the game. “I wanted to get...
    Kittitas County in Washington state is lapping the field in Covid-19 vaccine distribution Greece, Turkey Agree to Keep Talking to Defuse Tensions Sean McDermott shares his big regret from Bills’ loss to Chiefs The Buffalo Bills were unable to keep pace with the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, and Sean McDermott wonders if one of his decisions to kick a field goal may have contributed to the loss. © Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports Jan 24, 2021; Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott before the AFC Championship Game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.  The Bills kicked two field goals in the red zone. The first was a 20-yarder in the second quarter that cut Kansas City’s lead to 21-12. Buffalo then kicked a 27-yard field goal in the third quarter to cut the lead to 24-15. After the game, McDermott admitted he regretted taking the field goal both times. “If I had to do it over again, I’d probably go for one of them,” the Bills coach said, via ESPN’s Marcel Louis-Jacques....
    Some Bills fans want to put Sean McDermott through a table this morning. It wasn’t as much the performance of Josh Allen and the offense or McDermott’s defense that took center stage in the blame game, but rather McDermott’s decision to kick a pair of less-than-gutsy field goals in the loss that many are left questioning this morning — the first, a 3-pointer just before the half that tightened the gap to 21-12, and the second, a third-quarter kick to bring the score to 24-15. The Buffalo head coach explained after the game his decision to not go for it: I thought about going for it on both occasions. Maybe if I had to do it over again, I would have went for maybe one of them. But the one before the half, I wanted to get points. We were having trouble coming up with points, and I wanted to at least have something to show for it going into the half, especially knowing they were getting the ball after half. I’ll look back at that and reevaluate that, especially the one after...
    Sean McDermott played way too conservative against Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs and learned his lesson the hard way. Fans of the Buffalo Bills and Green Bay Packers are both having rough Sundays. The two fanbases are also sitting at home wondering why their coaches couldn’t stop opting for field goals over touchdowns. It is one thing to play like this in a regular season game. But being ultra-conservative in the playoffs is never going to be a recipe for success. That is true against the Chiefs or any team at this point in the year. Kicking short field goals just delayed the inevitable and prevented the Chiefs offense from ever feeling much stress. Andy Reid kept running his usual scheme and the Buffalo defense was faced with an impossible task without help from their head coach. The Bills are still in great shape moving forward. The team won a playoff game this year for the first time since the 1995 season and made it to the AFC Championship Game for the first time since the 1993 season. McDermott has...
    After riot, police chiefs work to root out officers with ties to extremist groups Actor Gregory Sierra of Barney Miller and Sanford and Son dies at age 83 Sean McDermott plays it safe with with field goals against touchdown-happy Chiefs If you’re trying to beat Patrick Mahomes, settling for field goals isn’t the best strategy. But it’s a tack the Buffalo Bills took repeatedly in Sunday’s AFC championship loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. The Bills twice faced fourth-and-short inside the 10-yard line with a chance to cut a two-score deficit to one with a touchdown. They twice kicked gimme field goals instead.Bills play it safe before halftimeThe first opportunity arrived at the end of the first half. With Kansas City leading 21-9, the Bills ripped off a 73-yard drive that advanced to the Kansas City two-yard line. There they faced fourth-and-goal with 13 seconds remaining before halftime. Head coach Sean McDermott faced a choice. Play it safe and get almost guaranteed points? Or go for it with his potent Josh Allen-led offense with the upside of cutting the...
    When it doubt, kick it out? The Bills, down 12 points in the closing seconds of the first half of Sunday’s AFC championship game, were faced with a decision: Try to score a touchdown on fourth down to tighten the gap, or kick a field goal to make a two-possession game a . . . two-possession game. MORE: Bills-Chiefs live updates, highlights Well, as has been the theme of the 2020 NFL playoffs, McDermott and the Bills decided to kick the field goal to make the score 21-12, Chiefs. Keep in mind, the field goal was from the Chiefs’ 2, or a 20-yarder. That’s 13 fewer yards than an extra point. A touchdown in that situation, at minimum, brings the score to 21-15, with the extra point pending. That, obviously, would have put the Bills into one-possession territory. Instead, the field goal kept the game at two possessions with some dude named Patrick Mahomes on the other sideline going nuclear in his return from concussion protocol. Plenty of people had thoughts on McDermott’s “cowardly” decision to kick: Sean McDermott...
    Sean McDermott chose poorly by settling for a field goal at the end of the half. The AFC Championship Game is at the half with the Buffalo Bills trailing the Kansas City Chiefs 21-12. The game could be over now thanks to a poor decision from Bills’ head coach Sean McDermott. Buffalo jumped out to an early 9-0 lead but the Chiefs responded with 21 unanswered points, leaving the Bills with the football with four minutes to go in the first half. Josh Allen led the Bills down the field and Buffalo faced a fourth and goal on the two-yard line with 13 seconds left.Sean McDermott chose poorly by kickingWith the Chiefs getting the football after the break, it made all the sense in the world for the Bills to go for the touchdown here to make it a 21-15 game (at minimum, assuming a potential PAT or two-point try didn’t work). Instead, McDermott settled for a field goal, leaving the Bills down nine points at the break and giving the ball back to Patrick Mahomes. The odds clearly...
    Patrick Mahomes is progressing nicely throughout the week, and the Bills expect the obvious. Sean McDermott is a coach of the year finalist for a reason. The Bills skipper is among the most capable football minds out there, and McDermott spoke to the media on Friday fully aware that Mahomes is trending towards playing. While the Chiefs superstar was placed in concussion protocol last Sunday, forcing him to miss the fourth quarter of their win over the Cleveland Browns in the Divisional Round, it would appear Mahomes has avoided a disastrous two-week absence from play. “At the beginning of the week we weren’t quite sure, but it’s probably trending in that direction. That’s what we’re anticipating,” McDermott said, per Ben Volin of the Boston Globe.Mahomes has been a limited participant in practice towards the end of the weekPractice footage and the word of Andy Reid would suggest the team is expecting him to play barring any last-second setback. Were he not to play, Chad Henne would get the start in his place. Henne proved capable in leading the Chiefs...
    Getty Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott looks over the field during their matchup with the Denver Broncos. Since taking over the Buffalo Bills in 2017, Sean McDermott has received a lot of praise for what he’s been able to do as a head coach in the NFL. He broke Buffalo’s 17-year playoff drought, he’s led the organization to three playoff appearances in four years, and he has the Bills on the brink of earning their first trip to the Super Bowl since 1994. In doing so, the former defensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers and Philadelphia Eagles has created a completely new culture in Buffalo and he, alongside general manager Brandon Beane, has completely rebuilt the roster from the bottom up. Before heading to Carolina though, McDermott spent several years in the Eagles organization learning under current-Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid and both coaches have a deep mutual respect for each other. So, as they get set to play for the AFC Championship on Sunday, Reid dolled out a bit of praise for McDermott and what he’s...
    Getty Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen runs the ball against the Baltimore Ravens during their AFC divisional round matchup. The Buffalo Bills are having one of their best seasons since 1995 and their success has been predicated on how much the relationship between offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and quarterback Josh Allen has manifested itself over the past three years. As the Bills prepare for their matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship on Sunday, it doesn’t seem like Allen and the Bills offense can be stopped, unless there is an abundance of wind in the forecast. In the regular season, Allen finished fifth in the league in passing yards (4,544), fourth in touchdowns (37), and threw for the sixth-most passing yards per game (284). A lot of Allen’s success has a lot to do with the weapons that Bills general manager Brandon Beane has brought in to surround him. But Allen has begun to match his athletic ability with his knowledge of the game and he’s picked up the latter from his offensive coordinator. On...
    The Buffalo Bills are one win away from making it back to the grandest stage of them all in the NFL. With the Super Bowl in sight, the high-flying Bills still have a tough challenge lined up ahead of them. That being the Kansas City Chiefs.  With the winner being crowned the AFC champion and handed a ticket to the Super Bowl, the Bills know that they’ll have to bring their A-game if they are to beat the reigning champions. But there is one uncertainty that lingers over this matchup. And that is the availability of Chiefs’ star QB Patrick Mahomes.  Mahomes suffered a concussion in his side’s last game against the Cleveland Browns. The QB was unable to take to the field after taking a hit, and his availability for the AFC title game remains questionable.  Buffalo Bills ready to step up to the plate Buffalo Bills Head Coach Sean McDermott said that his side will have their work cut out for them this week, given the challenge of preparing for 2 different quarterbacks in Mahomes and back up...
    Getty Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott looks out over the field during Buffalo's matchup with the Bills. Sean McDermott and the Buffalo Bills had just punched their ticket to the AFC Championship for the first time since the 1993 season. They had also just limited Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson to 34 yards rushing 162 yards passing and no touchdowns. They put together a great game plan that limited the best rushing offense in the league to 150 yards and Josh Allen threw for 206 yards and a touchdown. It was another special performance for the Bills that has allowed them to gain the respect of the league week after week. So, Ravens coach John Harbaugh met with McDermott at midfield and wished him the best of luck moving forward. In fact, he told him he hopes Buffalo wins the whole thing which is something the Bills have never done in the history of the franchise. "Hope you win the whole thing." John Harbaugh to Sean McDermott after the game.pic.twitter.com/EepLKq3agc — Sporting News (@sportingnews) January 17, 2021...
    Getty Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott looks out over the field during the fourth quarter of their AFC playoff matchup against the Baltimore Ravens. Throughout the first half of their 17-3 playoff victory over the Baltimore Ravens, the Buffalo Bills relied heavily on the pass, like they have all season long. But as the winds were whipping and the Ravens were dropping back into the secondary, the Bills continued to stick to their passing attack, despite the lack of success. Outside of a quarterback scramble by Josh Allen with 13 minutes, 56 seconds left in the second quarter, the Bills didn’t record their first designed running play until there was 3:07 left in the first half. That run by running back Devin Singletary, which resulted in just a 3-yard gain, was the only Bills running play of the first half compared to Allen’s 23 passing attempts. With the way Baltimore’s defense has played this season – they limited Derrick Henry, who led the NFL in rushing yards this season, to just 40 yards last week – the...
    Sean McDermott of the Buffalo Bills will be moving on to the AFC Championship. On his way out, John Harbaugh asked him to do something.  Coaches who begin their careers together will always have a special bond. Despite the influx of controversy surrounding the Andy Reid coaching tree, Baltimore Ravens John Harbaugh and Buffalo Bills Sean McDermott are considered some of the best. More than that, all the Ravens are likely pulling for the upset. Next: Will Clyde Edwards-Helaire play on Sunday?
    Getty Buffalo Bills running back TJ Yeldon jumps over a New York Jets defender in 2019. Heading into their second round playoff matchup against the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday, the biggest question surrounding the Buffalo Bills is who will fill the void at the running back position after Zack Moss suffered an ankle injury last weekend. Bills head coach Sean McDermott delivered the answer on Thursday when he met with the media before practice and said that veteran running back TJ Yeldon would step into Moss’ role. “TJ is gonna be the one that is thrown up into Zack’s spot,” McDermott said on Thursday during a video conference call. “But we do have a lot of confidence in Antonio (Williams) and we were really impressed by what we saw in that game against Miami.” Yeldon has only played in three games this season and he’s carried the ball 10 times for a total of 70 yards, averaging 7 yards per carry. In Buffalo’s 42-16 loss against the Tennessee Titans earlier this season, Yeldon filled in for an injured...
    Getty Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott looks out over the field during Buffalo's matchup with the Bills. When the Buffalo Bills signed former Pro Bowl running back Devonta Freeman to their practice squad earlier this week, head coach Sean McDermott knew exactly what they were getting. During his time with the Carolina Panthers as a defensive coordinator from 2011-2016, McDermott got to see Freeman go to work as a member of the Atlanta Falcons. During his final three years in Carolina, McDermott had to find a way to stop him and, at the time, it was a problem that most teams in the league were having. In 2015 and 2016, McDermott’s final two years in Carolina, Freeman was named to the Pro Bowl both years after running for a combined 2,135 yards and 22 touchdowns. He also led the league in rushing touchdowns in 2015 with 11, but McDermott always found a way to stop the talented back. In four games between those two years, Freeman only rushed for 223 yards and two touchdowns on 60 carries....
    Getty Buffalo Bills Cole Beasley splits two New York Jets defenders Leading up to their Wild Card matchup against the Indianapolis Colt last Saturday, the Buffalo Bills weren’t sure whether or not they would have veteran wide receiver Cole Beasley for their most important game of the season. The wideout who is in his ninth year in the NFL had suffered a knee injury against the New England Patriots during their Week 16 matchup and then sat out against the Miami Dolphins in their regular-season finale. But, Beasley stayed focused on his rehab plan, put in the work and after recording a “limited” practice last Thursday, he gutted out a performance that had Bills head coach Sean McDermott raving about him on Monday. “He’s a stud, he’s tough as nails, he loves to compete and he did a great job with our training staff getting ready to play last week,” McDermott said on Monday via a video conference call. “So, we’ll come back this week and get ready to go again.” In Buffalo’s 27-24 victory over the Colts,...
    Getty Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott coaches against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Night Football. In his four years as the head coach of the Buffalo Bills, Sean McDermott has done a lot of things right. He’s developed a culture that has transitioned from “Playoff Caliber” to “Championship Caliber” and he’s brought the Bills from the depths of the NFL and placed them back at the top of the league. On Saturday, they make their third playoff appearance in three years. But this season has been different for Buffalo. McDermott along with offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and quarterback Josh Allen have created an offensive juggernaut that has blown teams out of the water. Buffalo’s defense has also come a long way this season and they are starting to play their best football just as the playoffs approach. But all this has taken time. McDermott had to learn what made the Bills special and what made those old Bills teams, the ones that went to four straight Super Bowls, tick. On a recent episode of The Jim Rome...
    Those looking for shade might want to take a seat under Andy Reid’s coaching tree. While Reid has been leader to some of the greatest offenses the league has ever seen, he also deserves a lot of credit for co-activating new leaders at his stops with the Eagles and the Chiefs Coaching trees in the NFL are, largely, overrated, but there’s something about the Reid tree that’s borne good fruit: three coaches have reached the Super Bowl, two have won it, and most of them have some measure of playoff and division success in their NFL careers. All of Reid’s assistants who’ve gone on to have head coaching opportunities — with the exception of just one — are still in the league in 2020, speaking to the quality of assistants “Big Red” has employed through the years. With offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy waiting in the wings for a head coaching gig, here’s a look at the many successes of Reid’s coaching tree: MORE: Bill Belichick’s coaching tree failures (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/8b/c7/sean-mcdermott-010420-getty-ftrjpg_s7hvpif4fr1e1ld9aqn79rs06.jpg?t=1943642223&w=500&quality=80 Sean McDermott Experience: Buffalo Bills, 2017...
    Getty Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott looks out over the field during Buffalo's matchup with the Bills. The Buffalo Bills are going to need all of their weapons when they enter the playoffs this weekend, but the status of wide receiver Cole Beasley is still up in the air heading into their Wild Card playoff matchup against the Indianapolis Colts. Bills coach Sean McDermott met with the media for the first time this week via video conference call on Monday and stated that Beasley was still week to week heading into an important week of practice. “He’s continuing to rehab and we’ll see where tomorrow leads us,” McDermott said during his video conference call. “He’s still considered week-to-week.” Beasley hurt his knee towards the end of Buffalo’s matchup with the New England Patriots last Sunday and was seen hobbling towards the sideline. The Bills are hoping to get Beasley back at some point during their playoff run as he’s been one of the key pieces of their starting lineup. During the 15 games he played in this...
    Getty Cole Beasley catches a pass against the San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Footbal Wide receiver Cole Beasley has been big for the Buffalo Bills receiving core this season, but head coach Sean McDermott delivered some concerning news about the veteran wideout on Tuesday. Beasley was seen hobbling off the field late in the fourth quarter of their matchup with the New England Patriots on Monday night and McDermott confirmed on Tuesday that Beasley would be week-to-week moving forward. McDermott said he didn’t have too many specifics as of yet during his video conference call. Luckily for Beasley and the Bills, he may not be needed heading into their final regular matchup of the season with the Miami Dolphins. With their AFC East title locked up and at least a first-round home playoff game secured, the Bills are basically playing for seeding at this point. A win against the Dolphins would improve their chances of locking up the No. 2 seed in the AFC and ultimately earning another home playoff game. A loss could push them into...
    Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna Reach New Custody Agreement Over Daughter Dream 2020 in Review: Iconic US Businesses That Filed for Bankruptcy Sean McDermott has great comment about this year’s Bills This year’s Bills are a completely different team from what the franchise has been used to lately. And the Bills' changed mentality has a lot to do with that. © David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott reads his team extremely well. Bills head coach Sean McDermott talked after Monday night’s 38-9 win at the New England Patriots about the difference. McDermott said that the underdog mentality the Bills may have had can be used for only so long. “You can ride that underdog deal for some amount of time, but when you become good, at some point you got to also know how to be good,” McDermott said. “And I think that comes over time. And I think that you’re seeing the maturation and leadership of our players.” That’s spot-on. The difference between being able to play one great game against a good...
    Getty Buffalo Bills wide receiver spikes the football after scoring against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Night Football. Before the Buffalo Bills took to the practice field on Saturday, head coach Sean McDermott met with the media for a short period of time and revealed that the Bills should only be missing tight end, Reggie Gilliam, for their Monday night matchup against the New England Patriots. “The only one (ruled out) would be Reggie Gilliam,” McDermott said on Saturday during a video conference call. Heading into this week, there were a few question marks surrounding a few players after they suffered injuries against the Denver Broncos last Saturday. Wide receiver Stefon Diggs was hobbling around on the sideline and was even carted back and forth from the locker room during the fourth quarter on Saturday. From the beginning of the week though McDermott speculated that Diggs would be good to go for Monday. NFL Network’s Kim Jones also reported just after the game that she didn’t believe Diggs’ injury was serious and wouldn’t affect his status moving forward....
    Getty Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs catches a deep pass down the right sideline. Towards the end of their matchup with the Denver Broncos on Saturday, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs was carted back to the locker room with an apparent foot injury. Shortly after going back to the locker room, Diggs came back out on to the sideline and was hobbling around with his teammates as they celebrated their AFC East division title. Diggs also had one of the biggest games of his season with 11 catches and 147 receiving yards. But, all eyes were on Diggs and his injury at the end of the game. so stefon diggs is ok right — ???? ???????????????????????????? (11-3) ???? (@ChurchOfAllen) December 20, 2020 NOOOOOOO NOT STEFON DIGGS. PLEASE BE OKAY #BUFvsDEN — Bailey (@baileycaulkins) December 20, 2020 Shortly after the game, Kim Jones from NFL Network reported that Diggs’ believed to be foot injury, wasn’t serious and it wouldn’t affect his availability moving forward. My understanding re: Stefon Diggs. #Bills believe foot injury is not...
    Getty Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott looks over the field during their matchup with the Denver Broncos. After the Buffalo Bills captured their first AFC East division title in 25 years on Saturday, the winningest coach in franchise history took the time from celebrating to send the current Bills coach a special message. In an interview with Ashley Rowe from 7 Eyewitness News in Buffalo, 95-year-old Levy said that he sent a congratulatory email to McDermott Saturday night and told him how happy he was for him and the team. “I just told him, honestly, that I was thrilled and I’m sure he was too about the Bills winning it. And I congratulated him so much,” Levy told Rowe in the interview. “I told him I know there’s still a long road to travel and I know he’d attack it the way it’s meant to be.” Buffalo’s 48-19 victory over the Denver Broncos was a historic one. It moved the Bills to 11-3 with two regular-season games left and delivered the Bills, and their fans, something they’ve been...
    This is the head coach the Buffalo Bills have always been waiting for.  Sean McDermott is fired up entering Sunday morning. Then again, he well should be. As should the rest of the Buffalo Bills and the legendary Bills mafia. The 25-year division title drought was the third-longest in the NFL entering the season. It’s another feat put on by Beane and McDermott under the new tenure of the Pegula family. Both McDermott and Beane were rewarded with contract extensions this season after quality drafts and stellar on the field. Here’s hoping for more memories like this. .@JoshAllenQB ➡️ @StefonDiggs 55 yards. Wow. ????: #BUFvsDEN on @NFLNetwork????: NFL app // Yahoo Sports app: https://t.co/TYgmNmXBkP pic.twitter.com/HcsEQoXqWD — NFL (@NFL) December 19, 2020 Beane’s offseason addition of Stefon Diggs has been essential for Allen’s development. Once again, the former Viking put on a show, hauling in 11 catches for 147 yards. Despite not finding the end zone, Diggs has now found his way to the top of the stat line in receptions (111) and receiving yards (1,314). Next: The AFC East...
    Getty Buffalo Bills wide John Brown runs up the field after making a catch against the Arizona Cardinals. During his weekly appearance on WGR 550 radio, Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott said that although he was designated to return to practice this week, wide receiver John Brown will not play against the Denver Broncos on Saturday when the Bills head west. Per McDermott: John Brown has practiced but will NOT play Saturday at DEN — WGR 550 (@WGR550) December 17, 2020 Brown suffered a knee/ankle injury against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 10 after he made a catch and came down awkwardly on his right leg while being contested by Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson. He was placed on the injured reserve list after Buffalo’s bye week and has missed the last three games. The Bills have 21 days from Tuesday to activate Brown from the injured reserve list, per NFL rules, or he will be reverted back to the injured reserve list for the remainder of the season. The Bills will have a long week after...
    Getty Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott coaches against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Night Football. Like most teams in the NFL, the Denver Broncos have relied on a running back tandem this season and Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott believes their Week 15 opponent might have one of the best tandems in the league. Melvin Gordon III and Phillip Lindsay have combined to rush for 1,217 yards and seven touchdowns on 269 carries this season. They’ve also rushed for 109.2 yards per game this season and have shown the capability to provide a thunder and lightning type concept when it comes to rushing the football. As the Bills get prepared for the Broncos on Saturday, in another primetime matchup out west, McDermott was asked about the Broncos running backs and he offered high praise for the pair. “They are one of the best combinations in the league, they really are,” McDermott said during a video conference call on Wednesday. “They are fast. They break tackles. So, we’ll have our hands full come Saturday.” Early on this...
    Getty John Brown points to the sky after scoring a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins. As scary as the Buffalo Bills receiving corps has been over the past few weeks, they could be getting even scarier in the coming weeks. On Monday, Sean McDermott revealed that after a three-week stint on the injured reserve, wide receiver John Brown would be returning to practice this week. He didn’t say whether or not Brown would play in Saturday’s matchup against the Denver Broncos, but Brown returning to the mix in any capacity is a good sign for the Bills. “He will practice this week and we’ll see how it goes,” McDermott said during Monday’s video conference call. Brown has been in and out of the lineup this season with different injuries but when he has been in the lineup the Bills offense normally takes another step forward. He adds another weapon to the mix, opposite of Stefon Diggs, and gives Josh Allen another guy that can take the top off of defenses. He hasn’t recorded over 100 receiving yards in...
    Why these famous films were banned around the globe Pfizers COVID-19 vaccine has begun rolling out of its Michigan plant in a truck convoy Mike Tomlin, Sean McDermott and the NFLs William & Mary football coach factory The College of William & Mary has produced three U.S. Presidents, but it's not thought of as a football power. That hasn't stopped W&M from sending a number of its own to the NFL coaching ranks. The latest offshoots of the program face off for the second-straight year in a Sunday Night Football game when Mike Tomlin's Steelers (11-1) travel to face Sean McDermott's Bills (9-3). That Week 14 matchup also features Brian Daboll (Buffalo offensive coordinator) and Danny Smith (Pittsburgh special teams coordinator) from William & Mary, too. Tomlin and McDermott actually played together at W&M in the '90s under head coach Jimmye Laycock before starting on their coaching paths toward what's becoming an annual NFL meeting. "When I think about many of my teammates," Tomlin told ESPN in 2019, "Sean and I get a lot of attention because of the jobs we hold,...
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