McDermott: Zay Jones is 'still young in his career'

The Bills head coach has his team at 4-1 heading into the bye week

Joe DiBiase
October 07, 2019 - 3:13 pm

Photo: Bob Donnan - USA TODAY Sports


The Buffalo Bills are 4-1 heading into their Week 6 bye week after a 14-7 win over the Tennessee Titans this past Sunday at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.

Coming out of the bye, the Bills will see themselves with a favorable schedule, including three straight home games at New Era Field. Two of those games will feature winless teams coming to Orchard Park in the Miami Dolphins (0-4) and the Washington Redskins (0-5), who just fired their head coach Jay Gruden earlier on Monday.

Bills head coach Sean McDermott held his regular Monday meeting with the media at One Bills Drive before heading off for the bye week. 

Here is some of what he had to say:


McDermott on the team's injuries building up:

"Give Brandon [Beane] and his staff credit with the depth. You see a guy like Duke [Williams] out there making the contributions he made, credit goes to Brandon's staff. And then the mental toughness of our football team, and the preparation of our football team, not just the starters, but the other guys that came in and stepped up. We may not win that game without them."


McDermott on getting lucky breaks this season:

"Our focus is really what happens inside these walls. Our focus is one week at a time; continuing to grow as a football team. That's all we can control. We're 4-1, a whisker away from being 5-0, but the fact is we're 4-1 with a lot of room for growth, a lot of good progress to this point in the season. A lot of good football that we've played."


McDermott on the timing of the bye week:

"Just like our schedule, we take the bye one day at a time whenever it comes. It comes at a good time. We've got some injuries right now, as you guys have seen. Been able to sustain success early on... We came out of this game a little banged up, even more so banged up. We've got to get healthy, so it's a good time to get some rest."


McDermott on Zay Jones:

"He's just got to continue to do his job. You saw we made some plays at the wide receiver position. Zay's a guy that continues to grow. He's still young in his career. He'll continue to do a good job as he continues to grow, and focus on what he can control. I appreciate his team first approach yesterday."


You can hear the entire press conference below:

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