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Bills will formally introduce Sean McDermott on Friday

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The Bills officially hired Sean McDermott as their new head coach on Wednesday.

Wednesday night, the team announced that McDermott will be formally introduced on Friday. The team also released a statement on the hiring from team owner Terry Pegula.

“We believe we have hired a smart, determined and hard-working head coach who has been training for many years to achieve this goal,” Pegula’s statement said. “Sean is an ambitious leader who has the desire to lead this organization to compete for and ultimately win a Super Bowl. We look forward to working with Sean for many years to come.”

McDermott, 42, spent the last six seasons as defensive coordinator with the Panthers.

“I am very appreciative of the opportunity to become the Buffalo Bills new head coach and join the rich tradition of Bills football,” McDermott said, via the team’s press release. “I am looking forward to connecting with our players, Bills staff and the passionate fan base. I want to thank Terry and Kim [Pegula] and I look forward to working with Doug [Whaley, the Bills’ general manager] and the entire football department.”

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9 Responses to “Bills will formally introduce Sean McDermott on Friday”
  1. arctantheta says: Jan 11, 2017 9:30 PM

    Putting “years” in his statement must’ve been a fruedian slip; i think Pegs meant “weeks”.

  2. joetorontoo says: Jan 11, 2017 9:48 PM

    Hey-ey-ey-ey! Let’s Go Buffalo!

  3. mclennon99 says: Jan 11, 2017 10:04 PM

    Has the skills…just needs a top notch staff now.

  4. reservedlyoptimistic says: Jan 11, 2017 10:13 PM

    Another Andy Reid coaching tree hire. Gotta find a QB Sean if you want win in the NFL. Good luck.

  5. runninrebel37 says: Jan 11, 2017 10:45 PM

    Rich tradition? I’m a Bills fan and know that statement is bulls**t. I truly don’t know if he will be better than Lynn but I hope for the organizations sake he is.

  6. peytonmanningsforehead says: Jan 11, 2017 11:42 PM

    LOL. Only the jills would start counting Superbowl trophies before the guy is even officially introduced as the coach.
    Didn’t Pegula look forward to working with Train Wrecks for many years, too? How’d that work out?
    So, McDermutt is looking forward to joining the jills rich tradition? Of what? Not making the playoffs for 17 years? Choking in the Superbowl? Are these the rich traditions he’s talking about?
    Oh well, only in barfalo.

  7. mongo3401 says: Jan 12, 2017 2:14 AM

    Best selection out there that was available for a HC. Bravo Buffalo!!!!

  8. VenerableAxiom says: Jan 12, 2017 2:01 PM

    And he kind of reminds us of Adam Gase who swept us last year. Hey, it’s a copy cat league.

  9. billswillnevermove says: Jan 12, 2017 3:04 PM

    Dude from Toronto needs a job. Someone help him.

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