McDermott: Clay got open, but 'would've liked to see him come back' to Allen

The second-year Bills head coach joined Schopp and the Bulldog after a Week 13 loss to the Dolphins

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December 03, 2018 - 5:19 pm

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It was a tough pill to swallow for the Buffalo Bills on Sunday in Miami.

With time running down in the game, down by four points and facing a 4th-and-11 at the Dolphins' 30-yard line, rookie quarterback Josh Allen got free from the pocket and rolled out to try and win the game for the Bills. Allen found a wide-open Charles Clay in the end zone, but his throw ended up coming just short for a diving Clay, who could not hang on to the football at the goal line.

It was a disappointing end to a game that saw the Bills rookie quarterback throw for 231 yards and two touchdowns, while also running for a franchise record 135 yards. It might have been Allen's best start as the Bills quarterback since taking over the starting duties against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 2.

Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott took the time to join Mike Schopp and the Bulldog on WGR for his weekly Buffalo Bills Football Monday visit. McDermott spent his time recapping the weekend that was down at Hard Rock Stadium, and the performance of his rookie quarterback.

Here is some of what he had to say:

 

McDermott on defending mobile quarterbacks like Josh Allen:

"It's a headache. The mobility of these young quarterbacks creates a real problem."

 

McDermott on yesterday's final offensive play:

"What you probably didn't see was Zay Jones coming open over the middle. Josh had to escape the pocket... Our protection broke down too early... Josh had to go off schedule... Just one of those opportunities we weren't able to take advantage of."

 

McDermott on Charles Clay on that final play:

"Charles got open. Credit to him for that, but would've liked to see him come back to Josh a little bit."

 

McDermott on unsuccessful challenge attempts:

"There's times you don't have a good look at it, or it's close. One out of 10 is not where I want to be. I thought yesterday with potential points on the board, we wanted to take a good look at that one."

 

You can listen to the entire interview below:

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