Buffalo Bills News: Sean McDermott’s leadership in Buffalo

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The Buffalo Bills appear to be in good shape with Sean McDermott as head coach, but he almost ended up elsewhere a few years ago.

One of the biggest stories in the sports world on Thursday had to do with a wild story about the dysfunction surrounding the Cleveland Browns.

Buffalo Bills fans who decided to check out the article noticed an interesting tidbit about how Sean McDermott was nearly the head coach in Cleveland before the owner, Jimmy Haslam, went rogue and hired Hue Jackson.

It sure worked out for the Bills, and for McDermott. It would have taken a miracle for him to still be the coach there given how bad the team was back in 2016.

Instead, Bills fans got to see McDermott lead Buffalo back to the postseason in 2017. The team regressed in 2018, but it was part of a long-term rebuilding phase that the coach handled well. So maybe things would have been better in Cleveland if he was hired back in 2016.

McDermott has shown great leadership skills, including when he benched LeSean McCoy at the end of the season. It was just at the start of a game, but it made it clear that no one individual is bigger than the team.

We look at this McDermott news and more in a Friday edition of The Morning Charge.

Buffalo Bills News:

Sean McDermott was nearly the head coach in Cleveland (BuffaLowDown, Steven Kubitza)

I suppose Bills fans can thank the dysfunction in Cleveland for the team landing McDermott. Naturally, the Browns’ problems have impacts throughout the league.

Leadership shown with benching of LeSean McCoy (BuffaLowDown, Steven Kubitza)

Some more McDermott news on the site from yesterday. It is not easy to oversee a team in the midst of a partial rebuild, but he did a great job to lead and keep things positive.

25 questions with Bills Legend Jim Kelly (Bills.com, Kelly Baker)

Jim Kelly is down in Orlando as a captain for the AFC squad in the Pro Bowl. This article is a fun read for all Bills fans.

Top 3 overachievers for Bills in 2018 (Bills Wire, Justin DiLoro)

The Bills struggled collectively in 2018, but several players did find success on the field.

There are always positives to be found, regardless of the final record.