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Sean McDermott on QB visits: Maybe they’re a smokescreen


The Bills have been spending time with the top quarterback prospects in this year’s draft and that has naturally sparked speculation that the team will be adding a player to the position despite reaching agreement on a new deal with Tyrod Taylor this offseason.

Bills coach Sean McDermott was asked about that possibility during an appearance on 98.5 KISS in Buffalo on Wednesday and said that workouts or visits with Mitchell Trubisky, Deshaun Watson, DeShone Kizer and others “doesn’t mean we’re taking a quarterback.”

“Maybe these last three or four trips were just kind of all a smokescreen, right? It’s kind of like hiding your presents from your kids,” McDermott said. “You kind of put them in different spots and see, right? We’ll just see. It’s just a big mystery at this point. No one really knows. You never know who’s going to be there at No. 10 when we pick. You just got to go do the homework and study it up.”

Smokescreens abound during draft season and no team is going to lay out any of their true intentions before they’re on the clock to make a selection, so there probably weren’t too many people convinced that the Bills are going to use the 10th overall pick or any others on a quarterback. With Taylor’s new contract offering an out after next season, no one’s likely to rule it either.

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16 Responses to “Sean McDermott on QB visits: Maybe they’re a smokescreen”
  1. saints737 says: Apr 12, 2017 12:45 PM

    If they draft DeShaun Watson at #10 and Taylor is showing him the ropes of the NFL it will be like the blind leading the blind.

  2. therealtrenches says: Apr 12, 2017 1:01 PM

    Hey, that Sean McDermott, he’s a real “outside the box” kinda guy…you just never know what new and unconventional method he’ll come up with. He’s a mastermind. Just ask him.

  3. wny49er says: Apr 12, 2017 1:01 PM

    I would see them drafting them in the 2nd or 3rd round because they are not NFL ready. Only NFL ready college players deserve to be taken in the top 10.

  4. bosskingnation says: Apr 12, 2017 1:17 PM

    WOW, what a smart guy and what a great strategy! It is now confirmed 4 more years of lousy football in Buffalo.

  5. tm0000 says: Apr 12, 2017 1:46 PM

    I’d like to think that Terry Pegula (who was at at least some of the workouts) has better things to do that travel around the country as a smokescreen

  6. nfella says: Apr 12, 2017 1:59 PM

    Wish I could get a poker game with this guy. I suspect he has a ton of tells at the table.

  7. followme2boston says: Apr 12, 2017 2:07 PM

    His head is really shiny.

  8. stipez says: Apr 12, 2017 2:07 PM

    I think he means “blowing smoke” Got his metaphors confused.

  9. maxkingpin says: Apr 12, 2017 2:22 PM

    Or maybe it’s a smokescreen for a smokescreen.
    The old counter-counter-spying thing.

  10. onebuffalove716 says: Apr 12, 2017 2:38 PM

    I can’t be the only one sensing the fact that he seems to be making light of the whole thing.

  11. buffalobraves says: Apr 12, 2017 3:12 PM

    He’s not Rex Ryan.

  12. corkspop says: Apr 12, 2017 3:19 PM

    You have to make sure you aren’t passing up a star when you pick 10th. None of this year’s QB’s are worthy of a top 20 pick but the Jets and Browns will go there anyway. McDermott is probably familiarizing himself with these guys in case one drops to the 3rd round.

  13. garyeyee says: Apr 12, 2017 4:56 PM

    IMO the last 17 years been a smoke screen!

  14. norrismen17 says: Apr 12, 2017 5:10 PM

    Cleveland is blowing smoke. No way they take Trubisky. They are taking Garret with the hopes that someone grabs Trubisky instead of the guy they want at twelve.

  15. henryjones20 says: Apr 12, 2017 7:26 PM

    Anyone who actually believes Sean is picking the draft players and not Whaley or the scouts must really be drinking the Buffalo news cool-aid.Pegula just protecting Whaley because of the Jerry Sullivan/Ch.2 Adam Begnini Which hunt ever since Rex got canned.Go read last years post draft collins and Whaley was a GOD here.Rex gets canned and they turn on him.Rex gets hired and they all say “make know mistake, this is rex’s team and picks! Things go south and they call Whaley a liar.Now its means team huh? can’t wait until this things go south and they say its Whaleys fault.

  16. fatguygolfleague says: Apr 13, 2017 12:23 AM

    Whoa! Is there a helmet under his scalp? That’s even more than a fivehead!

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