McDermott: 'You need your quarterback to play well' on a consistent basis

Bills head coach Sean McDermott joined Mike Schopp for his weekly visit on WGR

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November 05, 2018 - 5:47 pm

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It was another rough week for the Buffalo Bills and head coach Sean McDermott.

On a short week after the Monday Night Football game against the New England Patriots, the Bills got rocked by a 41-9 score at the hands of the Chicago Bears in front of the home crowd at New Era Field.

The offense sputtered once again, this time under the direction of Nathan Peterman at quarterback. The second-year signal caller went 31-of-49 on the day for just 189 yards, averaged just 3.4-yards per-attempt, and threw three more interceptions. However, Peterman did get the Bills into the end zone for the first time in 11 quarters as he ran in a one-yard touchdown as the team was down 34-3 in the fourth quarter.

As for the defense, they managed to put up another strong effort that would be wasted away by the lack of offensive production. They limited the Bears to just 190 yards of total offense, and only gave up 27 points on the day.

McDermott took the time to join WGR Sports Radio 550 for his regular visit with Mike Schopp and the Bulldog following his press conference with the media.

Here is some of what he had to say in his time with Mike Schopp:


McDermott on the quarterback position:

"It's a big area that you need to have play well, regardless of what happens at the other positions. You need your quarterback to play well, and play well on a consistent basis."


McDermott on the state of the NFL:

"You look at the scores every week, especially the game last night [Saints-Rams]. That's what you have to do; you have to score to give yourself a chance to win football games."


McDermott on the HC/QB relationship:

"I steal some time with Josh [Allen] throughout the week. It's an important relationship, the coach and the young first-round quarterback."


McDermott on Allen's injury progression:

"When you combine the scripted plays and the warm-ups, we count them up and it's about 100 throws [at practice], maybe a little north of that number. We're trying to mimic what he would throw in a normal practice."


McDermott on team development:

"I go to bed thinking about it, and wake up thinking about it. We're constantly trying to find ways to improve. From the amount of repetitions in practice, to the way we practice, and how we go about researching different things."


You can listen to the entire interview below:

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