McDermott: 'Both sides of the ball won at the line of scrimmage'

The Bills head coach met with the media after Thursday's preseason opener

Kyle Powell
August 09, 2019 - 3:49 pm

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Not only did the Buffalo Bills come away with a 24-16 preseason-opening win over the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday, the team escaped the contest relatively healthy along the way.

Head coach Sean McDermott met with the media on Friday afternoon and gave an update of his injured players:

McDermott also said that wide receiver Zay Jones was cleared by team doctors after taking a scary hit to the head on the goal line on Thursday.

Here is some of what McDermott said with the media:


McDermott on the overall effort:

"Both sides of the football won at their lines of scrimmage. Linebackers and safeties supported the run defense the way they needed to."


McDermott on Christian Wade running back to the huddle after scoring his touchdown:

"I don't think we covered that with him... what happens after you score. It was a great moment. Great to see a guy that's come from nowhere with football and shown great perseverance along the way."


McDermott on icing the kicker:

"We talk about situational football quite a bit. Preseason is a time to educate your players on situational football. That was nothing other than putting our players in a position to learn from."


McDermott on challenging pass interference:

"It's going to be unique. Across the league, we are still trying to learn how this will affect the game."


McDermott on Senorise Perry:

"I have been impressed with him. He is big, fast and physical and most importantly he understands his role. That's important for us as we move forward. You can feel him when he is catching and running the football."


McDermott on the offensive line:

"By in large, our quarterbacks had time in the pocket. They did some good things all night, for sure."


You can listen to the entire press conference below:

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