McDermott: "You cannot give up those points and win a football game"

September 10, 2018 - 5:00 pm

Just an hour after his scheduled Monday press conference with the Buffalo media, Bills head coach Sean McDermott joined Schopp & the Bulldog. They discussed everything from Week 1 to the ongoing quarterback carousel, as well as the state of the defense following the team's 47-3 loss at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens.

Here are some of the notable quotes from the second-year head coach:


McDermott on the quarterback situation:

"Ultimately, I will be the one making the decision [for Week 2 and beyond]."


McDermott on Nathan Peterman's performance:

"Nate got the start, and could not move the offense as well as we would have liked.  Josh [Allen] came in and did do some good things, though."


McDermott on improvements:

"We are always looking to improve our process.  In terms of the roster that we inherited, in comparison to what we have to work with now, we have come a long way.  There is still work to do for where we are trying to get to."


McDermott on Peterman's growth, status in the league:

"The thing that jumps out is that he is still a young player.  He is going to continue to learn and grow.  It is also a matter of 'what part was his doing' versus 'what part was the rest of the team's doing'.  [M&T Bank Stadium] is not an easy place to play, nor an easy defense to combat."


McDermott summarizing Sunday, and Tremaine Edmunds' in-game abilities:

"Overall, you cannot give up those points and win a football game.  Tremaine [Edmunds] early in the game could have done a better job, but as the game went on he showed glimpses of serious promise.  He started to look comfortable, and eventually forced that fumble."

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