Buffalo Bills: Grading Sean McDermott’s first year as head coach

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The Buffalo Bills made the playoffs for the first time in 17 years. Sean McDermott’s grade for the season was an A+ right? Not so fast.

The Super Bowl is in the rearview mirror and the combine is just a few weeks away, followed by free agency and the draft. Now is a good time to reflect back on this past season before shifting the focus onto the opportunities the new league year presents.

What better place to start than with head coach Sean McDermott, who lead the Buffalo Bills to their first playoff berth in 17 years in his first year with the team.

This should be easy right? He did something that hasn’t been done in 17 years in Buffalo. Let me give him an A+, fill up some space below talking about his attention to detail and how he got the players to “trust the process” and call it a day. That would be too easy though.

While his first year with the team was a huge success it was not perfect so I’d like to go through “the process” of grading McDermott the proper way. I’m sure coach wouldn’t have it any other way.

There were more positive than negative moments for McDermott, but there is plenty he can improve upon going into next year. Let’s start with the negative moments on the next slide and on the final slide we’ll finish off on a positive note before giving the coach an overall grade.

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