Sean McDermott: Jake Fromm has communicated well, that has to continue

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After Bills quarterback Jake Fromm apologized last month for a 2019 tweet saying only “elite white people” should be allowed to own guns, offensive coordinator Brian Daboll said that he had a lot of work to do in order to win the trust of his teammates.

On Wednesday, Bills head coach Sean McDermott said that Fromm has started that process and commended Fromm for being communicative and contrite with teammates during their remote team meetings. McDermott said the process is going to have to continue once the team gets to camp for the team to fully move past it.

“Jake’s situation is certainly one that we’ve taken very seriously,” McDermott said, via Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com. “Jake did a very good job of communicating to the team on more than one occasion . . . and that has to continue. Right now it’s, where do we go from here? Jake has to continue to earn it . . . There’s going to be players who are going to be wanting to see how Jake acts and reacts in certain situations. Not just on the field but off the field. They’re going to have a chance to evaluate Jake not only on the field but off the field and that will be an important piece.”

Fromm was a fifth-round pick in April and the Bills have Matt Barkley and Davis Webb on the roster, so any problems for the rookie on or off the field could result in a short stay in Buffalo.

6 responses to “Sean McDermott: Jake Fromm has communicated well, that has to continue

  1. Is it conceivable that some of Fromm’s new teammates have to earn his trust based on dopey flippant comments in their pasts?

  2. wreckdeutschland says:
    June 17, 2020 at 2:15 pm
    Is it conceivable that some of Fromm’s new teammates have to earn his trust based on dopey flippant comments in their pasts?
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    Which teammates? Any evidence?

    Or are you intentionally creating a strawman to excuse Fromm’s racism?

  3. Was a private text that someone made public. Not a tweet. I wonder how many of you have made a completely inappropriate text to a friend or family member in the past “knowing” that it would never be seen by the public. Especially in your late teens and early 20s. I’m guessing there’s a lot of hypocrites out there dumping on this kid. Seems to be a lot of “perfect” people out there judging everyone right now.

  4. Just remember to bow down to the mob, Jake. Unless of course you want to be cut. Maybe make a hostage tape like many are doing.

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