Sean McDermott: Some calls we’d like to have back

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The Bills didn’t manage a touchdown in Sunday’s 10-3 loss to the Jaguars, but they had a golden opportunity to get one in the second quarter when they got a first down on the 1-yard-line after a Jacksonville penalty.

They called a pass to wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, but it was incomplete and Benjamin was flagged for offensive pass interference to push the Bills back 10 yards. Tyrod Taylor ran once and threw two incompletions, leaving the Bills to settle for a field goal and leaving head coach Sean McDermott to answer a question about not giving the ball to running back LeSean McCoy.

“Yeah, you know, there’s some calls we want back,” McDermott said, via NewYorkUpstate.com. “[The pass to Benjamin is] probably one of them. Just situationally right there more than anything.”

The Bills had another curious bit of play calling deep in their own territory near the end of the first half when they threw twice and took just 22 seconds off the clock before punting the ball back to the Jaguars. They only forced the Jaguars to burn one timeout, which left the Jags with two to use on a last drive that resulted in a field goal that tied the game going into halftime.

Given the way Buffalo’s offense performed in the second half, that second drive might not have made a difference in the final result but there’s no doubt that missing out on a touchdown cost the Bills on Sunday.

30 responses to “Sean McDermott: Some calls we’d like to have back

  1. Those bombastic bills fans sure are quiet. I mentioned on Friday that they should take it down a notch since, you know, their offense can’t score. Of course that wasn’t well received on here. Oh well. Maybe they should have inquired about Rob Johnson’s availability?

  2. 1st off I want to thank the whole franchise for making this team good. Making the playoffs was deeply appreciated by me, an over 50 years fan. As is always the case win or lose it begins with the QB. CarPart Taylor has not ever been the right QB. We are stocked with many high draft picks. We must use them to trade up for a QB. It WILL NOT be Mayfield. He is not of the character that the McBeane’s want for our team. If you know anything it’s that he is not gonna be drafted by our team. The play calling was suspect true. But CarPart was as per his usual, a tease. The late Int was correct. Many replays showed he had possession all the way through the catch. But it was just one play. We had numerous times and plays to do enough to win. We didn’t because this paltry Taylor run offense juse couldn’t get it done. When we lose we look for the why’s. But while looking we ignore the reality more than the imaginary. We lost because our QB couldn’t do squat when he had the chances.

  3. The Dummies part of you handle fits perfectly for YOU. We made the playoffs so how could that even be credible? SMH???????????

  4. This team would be extremely competitive with Alex Smith at QB, but I doubt very much KC will trade him in the conference.

  5. Did anybody expect the Bills to be in the playoffs? They traded away great players and accumulated draft picks. There was much talk about tanking… Peterman, San Diego, blah blah blah.

    Fact is the Bills were in it until the very end. That’s an unexpected improvement and a step forward.

  6. On the Bills’ Message board, Buffalo fans have been making excuses for Tyrod Taylor all season long. Anyone who dared to suggest that he wasn’t a franchise QB was “shouted” down and called all kinds of names! Well, TT’s skills were on display for us all to see today. He’s no franchise QB. He’s hardly a QB at all.

  7. Do you follow the Bills? I doubt very much you do. The McBeane’s are not interested in aging players especially like Alex Smith. They are building for the future and old players are not who they want or will get. SMH??

  8. JoeBlow is that you hiding yet typing? This Bills fan is here and has commented. I will never hide.

  9. Tyros Taylor might not win it, but he didn’t lose it. The fact that McDermott used the situation excuse shows he is worthless. The situation at the 2yd line was throw a fade against an All-Pro CB instead of handing off to a hall of fame running back??

  10. For a 1st round pick you can have Alex Smith. In fact just give KC the pick you gave them for Mahommes and you may be playing in the AFC championship.

  11. McDermott is a good coach. He has nothing to be ashamed of and a lot to be proud of. I can think of plenty of HOF coaches who never won anything until they teamed up with a HOF QB. I have seen good young coaches get run out of the league before they were able to get paired with a good QB.

  12. Look at these Jags fans, puffing out there chests after beating “the worst team in the playoffs” by 7. Sheesh. Tyrod couldn’t get it done, the defense did there part, and Bortles tried his very best to give it to us, but Tyrod wasn’t going to let him. Is all I know is that I’m not a jags fan for these playoffs. The Bills have a bright future, a tanking team going down to the final drive in a wild-card game, not one person here thought they’d win 4 games. I love that Allen kid from Wyoming, we have a ton of cap space and very few important pending FA’s. I trust the process.

  13. Another who just doesn’t know this Bills team’s current philosophy of who they want going forward.
    “jbaxt says:
    January 7, 2018 at 9:50 pm
    For a 1st round pick you can have Alex Smith. In fact just give KC the pick you gave them for Mahommes and you may be playing in the AFC championship.”
    The Bills do not want old but young going forward. BTW, it’s MAHOMES not mahoMMes.

  14. Charles Territo says:

    January 7, 2018 at 10:42 pm

    Another who just doesn’t know this Bills team’s current philosophy of who they want going forward.
    “jbaxt says:
    January 7, 2018 at 9:50 pm
    For a 1st round pick you can have Alex Smith. In fact just give KC the pick you gave them for Mahommes and you may be playing in the AFC championship.”
    The Bills do not want old but young going forward. BTW, it’s MAHOMES not mahoMMes

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    Listen to billswillnevermove spouting off with his 22 different ID’s and he’s clueless in every one of them.

  15. That was the ugliest playoff game I’ve seen in a long time.

    Both QB’s were garbage. Looked like Bronco’s offense wearing both jersey’s.

    It’s sad that both teams couldn’t lose and get them both out of contention.

  16. The Bills need a real offensive coordinator. That was a debacle of calls down on the 1 1/2 yard line. Very amatuerish. They also need and O Line who can block and some receivers with the speed to get down field and can catch the football – Oleary & Thompson dropped passes that him right between the numbers – pitiful performances – especially thompson. They have a bot load of raft picks in the first 3 rounds – they need to spend most f them to build an offense. But, quite frankly, I doubt that offensive coordinator would know what to do with them. I saw no growth out of that offense all year. That is a sign of PP coaching b the OC. On the other hand a defense was doing really well – until they let the QB run wild.

  17. The guy did a great job, especially when you consider people were talking about the Bills tanking at the start of the year. Guy should be nominated for coach of the year

  18. Given the way Buffalo’s offense performed in the second half, that second drive might not have made a difference in the final result but there’s no doubt that missing out on a touchdown cost the Bills on Sunday.

    Really? So they could have lost 10-7? Or tried some giant FG at the end? Jacksonville continued to play based on what the score was, not what if coulda/shoulda/woulda been. If you want to rewrite Buffalo’s history but leave it the same for the Jags, of course stuff would make a difference, but who cares?

  19. Anyone who watched the game knows exactly why McDermott put Peterman in for the Charges game. He knew he had nothing in Tyrod & needed an upgrade. Can’t blame him for trying. Yes, it backfired & yes they would have lost that game with Tyrod too. So stop with the BS that McDermott doesn’t know what he’s doing. He put this team in the playoffs for the first time in 17 years, with alot less talent than past teams & with an inferior QB & offense. As a Bills fan, I am very excited about this team going forward with McDermott & Beane.

  20. Harry Canyon says:
    January 7, 2018 at 8:33 pm
    Those bombastic bills fans sure are quiet. I mentioned on Friday that they should take it down a notch since, you know, their offense can’t score. Of course that wasn’t well received on here. Oh well. Maybe they should have inquired about Rob Johnson’s availability?
    _______________________________________
    The Rob Johnson jokes have been said a billion times, so you get an F for originality.

  21. Jags fans throwing shade at our offense funny. The game was pretty terrible all around tbh. It went exactly how the Bills needed it to win..Shady did enough at less than full strength, Bortles TRIED to throw the game away a few times, the Defense was limiting in chances and we didn’t even get hurt by our turnover…Jags had one drive….TD…we had one…FG. Ballgame end of story.

    Bills fans represented. The game was really there to be had by us..we actually had more CHANCES to make a play or plays to win that game and we didn’t make any of them, so we lost.

    No one thought we’d put up a ton of points..we knew we’d have to win a close one. If you said Shady got 80 rushing give or take and they only scored 10 points…Id say we win that game…..they made a play on 4th and we kicked a FG thats all there is too it

  22. I totally and unequivocally agree. They had an ineffective Bortles, we had an ineffective Taylor. A true game of inches separating the winner and loser.

  23. Dennison’s WC offense needs a Pocket Passing QB. TT was nowhere close to that need. His O relies on quick passing, short routes, play action and occasional long passes, none of which TT could do. Predictability is an over used wrong term. All O’s are predictable most of the time. It’s about efficiency. Dennison is a decent OC having proven it elsewhere. Does that mean all of a sudden he lost that efficiency? Or is it because he didn’t have his type of players to implement it? Truth be told, I am 50-50 on keeping him or finding someone else. He did have some good games calling plays. One in particular stands out. The Indy Snow game. He had a game plan drawn up, saw the conditions and scrapped it. Then called plays without any plan. We won because he called the right plays at the right times.

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