McDermott: 'We've been able to move the ball and play well in critical moments'

Bills head coach Sean McDermott joined Howard and Jeremy for his weekly Friday appearance on WGR

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October 18, 2019 - 12:25 pm

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The Buffalo Bills return to action this Sunday after last week's bye week as they host the winless Miami Dolphins at New Era Field.

Despite a 4-1 record to start the 2019 season, the Bills have plenty of questions surrounding them, including the progress of the offense.

Bills head coach Sean McDermott dove into those questions and more with Howard and Jeremy during his weekly Buffalo Football Friday appearance on WGR.

Here are some of what he had to say:

 

McDermott on what the offense has done well and what can be improved:

"I think we've been able to move the ball and play well in critical moments in the game. Then where I think we have to continue to grow is the continuity piece, which leads to scoring points, hopefully.

"We're a little bit, defensively, ahead of where we are offensively from the continuity piece, which again, leads to execution, understanding and playing fast and playing productive football."

"We've got to continue building a good, strong foundation the right way on both of those phases, offense and special teams, in order to get to where we're trying to get to this year, next year and the year after, as we continue to grow and try to play better each week."

 

McDermott on the potential return of rookie running back Devin Singletary:

"He brings a little bit of a different skill set to the table than, say, what Frank [Gore] does, or T.J. [Yeldon] does, or Senorise [Perry] now, which is good. What he brings is the ability in the run and the pass game.

"He's a young player that will continue to grow and get better, he has a great respect for the game and teammates in terms of earning things and wanting to go about his business the right way.

"I was impressed by the way he handled the injury, he stayed around all bye week. He had a chance to go home and decided to stay to get himself more right to hopefully go this weekend and help us out."

 

McDermott on the progress of linebacker Tremaine Edmunds:

"He's better at the command of the huddle, playing faster. I thought the last two weeks, I've seen the light come on even more for Tremaine. Starting with the Patriots game and again at Tennessee, where he seems to be playing faster, recognizing things quicker and starting to really show his true personality."

 

McDermott on the plan going forward for receiver Duke Williams:

"He had one game and one good game, and there are some other pieces of the game within that game that he needs to improve on. He's a young player that needs to continue to take it one week at a time and one game at a time. He also has to understand that the more he plays, the more film is going to be out there on him. So, people will have more of an awareness of how to defend him, how to attack him. And that's where the evolution of a player comes into play. I'm confident that Duke will continue to grow, we love his toughness, we love his personality in terms of what he brings, the energy - that dog, if you will - to our football team."

 

You can listen to the entire interview below:

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