The Buffalo Bills will play the New England Patriots for the first time this season, and it oughtta be a good one.
Bills Belichick can be labeled as on of the greatest coaches of all time, but the one thing he does not like is the media. It is a rare occurrence to see him open up about much of anything, but that is who he is and there is no way that is an act.
In his most recent press conference, he discussed the current state of the Buffalo Bills, and how well Sean McDermott is doing.
Here is what he had to say, per newyorkupstate.com:
"“This is really a Buffalo team that is playing well,” Belichick said. “They’re good in all three phases of the game. Coach McDermott has done a great job with that program. They’re tough. They take the ball away. They have a good running game. Tough quarterback. Good skill players. Good in the kicking game. They’re really a solid football team.”"
Okay, so nothing too interesting. Bill Belichick is just relieved that he isn’t playing the circus that was Rex Ryan & his Buffalo Bills. Patriot week was always a performance for Rex Ryan, and that may be the thing I miss most about him.
Whether it was dressing up, or talking about refraining from sexual intercourse, Ryan always had something to say even though it probably shouldn’t have been said.
Sean McDermott discussed Bills’ comments:
"“I take it as a compliment,” McDermott said. “I appreciate it. I think it’s more of a compliment for the guys in the locker room and the coaches and the way they coach and what they’re able to establish every week. The guys go out and play hard and that – when you go to, sometimes we have clinics where you get together with other coaches [like at] the Combine, and to me, one of the greatest compliments that another coach can share with me or another coach is that your players play hard because that doesn’t always happen everywhere. We take that as a compliment. That said, we have to continue to grow and get better.”"
The 6-5 Buffalo Bills will host the 9-2 New England Patriots before traveling to Foxboro in a few weeks. It will be a revenge / reunion game for players such as Mike Gillislee, Stephon Gilmore, and even Chris Hogan.
This will be Sean McDermott’s first head coaching matchup with the hoody in what we can only hope to be the start of a long rivalry.
I just can’t wait for the ESPN special where Rex Ryan talks about his obsession with the Patriots on Sunday.