McDermott: 'It was a great win and a great afternoon in Western New York'

October 23, 2017

Bills head coach Sean McDermott joined Schopp and the Bulldog for his weekly Monday segment, following Buffalo's 30-27 victory over Tampa Bay. After seeing hie team rise to 4-2 on the season, McDermott knew it was a big victory for the team at home, "It feels great. I'm happy for the players, happy for the entire organization, happy for the fans. It was a great win and a great afternoon in Western New York." 

After the Bills scored a touchdown to tie the game at 27, many fans feared the Bills may have scored too quickly. However, McDermott believed his team had the resilience to come away with the win, "I was impressed with the resiliency of our football team... We did get into scoring position rather quickly and a that point, because we were still down a touchdown, my thought was to score and make sure to secure the tie, knot it up and put the defense back on the field. I was confident in that group and Leslie Frazier's defense, and they came away with a big takeaway." 

Plenty of players were unsung heroes in the win, from rookie linebacker Matt Milano, to defensive end Ryan Davis and running back Taiwan Jones. While McDermott has to coach them up, he quickly credited the management team at One Bills Drive and the players themselves, "Give a lot of credit to our personnel department, Brandon Beane and his staff, and the mindset of the players... And the coaches, they do a phenomenal job getting the players ready and the players put in a lot of work during the week to earn the right to win. Whether it's Taiwan Jones or Tyrod Taylor, all the way down and across the roster." McDermott is always excited to see which players step up game to game as well, "The fun part is, week to week, you're never sure who it's going to be next. It could be Taiwan again next week, it could be DT (receiver Deonte Thompson) or it could be somebody else. That's the great part about us and how we evolve week to week." 

Up next for the Bills is the Oakland Raiders, who are going to face Buffalo on a long rest week, having played last Thursday and getting their starting quarterback, Derek Carr, back to full health, "They're a good football team, they're on a roll right now, they're playing good football right now, they're getting their quarterback back. They're a very talented football team with a tremendous pass rusher in Khalil Mack and then weapons on offense." 

You can hear the entire interview from McDermott joining Schopp and Bulldog below: