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Bills HC McDermott Evaluates We Need To Improve



Bills HC McDermott Evaluates We Need To Improve

HC Before Week 2, Sean McDermott assesses where the Bills need to improve the most.

Bills head coach Sean McDermott had an opportunity to carefully watch the tape and analyse what went wrong after having a 13-3 halftime lead the day after losing to the Jets on Monday Night Football.

The turnovers were cited by McDermott as the primary reason for the 22-16 loss during both his postgame press conference and his press conference on Tuesday afternoon.

“We had three of them in the second half alone, and anytime you turn the ball over, it’s hard to win,” McDermott said.

Josh Allen, who threw two interceptions and fumbled once, was at fault for all three of the mistakes in the second half. In his postgame press conference, the Bills QB accepted responsibility for the team’s defeat, and McDermott hailed it as a positive display of leadership.

McDermott noted on Tuesday that “he’s great with that in terms of taking ownership.” Josh is extremely honest about it, as you are aware, and he wants to have it fixed.

McDermott said that although some of the circumstances were similar, a closer examination of Allen’s three interceptions revealed that there wasn’t necessarily one factor that caused the fumbles.

Just overall balls thrown down the pitch, said McDermott. “We didn’t always need the yards, but sometimes we did. Simply trying to be smart, play good situational football, and occasionally trying to do too much.

McDermott said watching the video helped him better grasp how Xavier Gipson was able to return the kick 65 yards for the game-winning score after he wanted to learn more about the Bills’ overtime punt coverage.

Our coverage team there didn’t execute the plan well enough, he claimed.

There are obviously a lot of things they could do with it, so kicking one down the middle of the field is never a good idea. You would like to pin them on or close to the numbers, or even closer to the sideline, as I stated last night. Unfortunately, there were many hands involved; it’s never just one person; the snap, punt, and certainly the coverage could have all been improved. So, you must improve.

Bills HC McDermott Evaluates We Need To Improve

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The Bills defence, which gave up 6.1 yards per rush in Week 1, has the highest yards per carry of any NFL team. Buffalo lost 172 yards on the ground in total.

Poor gap integrity from all levels of the defence, according to McDermott, was the Bills’ major problem when defending the run against the Jets.

In Week 2’s home opener against the Raiders, Buffalo’s defence will have to contain 2022 NFL rushing champion Josh Jacobs. During practise this week, McDermott will emphasise how to get around blocks and reach the ball carrier sooner in the play.

The player told McDermott, “Physicality at the moment of attack is key for us. “I think that’s going to be important as we continue to move through this season here,” he added. “Utilizing our hands to get off blocks, defeat blocks, and then generally tackling.”

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