1.) Have conversations regarding Sean McDermott
It all starts at the top, and that is where Sean McDermott is at with this team. Having been the head coach for the Bills since 2017, he is without a doubt the best coach for the Bills since Marv Levy.
He has only missed the playoffs once in his tenure and has brought 4 consecutive division championships to the Bills. When it comes to the postseason, he is nothing more than an average coach who cannot get back to a conference championship since the 2020 season.
He has been eliminated from the divisional round three years in a row, twice by Kansas City. He has been blown out of a game against the Cincinnati Bengals in last season’s divisional round. In addition to losing to Kansas City twice in the divisional round, he was also eliminated from the AFC championship game in 2020.
He has a playoff record of 4-5 with one of the best quarterbacks and overall athletes within the sport. Making a coaching change after this type of loss is not the best move, but it has been 7 years with McDermott and while the Bills have had success, they have not been able to at least reach the biggest game of them all. This is not to say that the Bills need a coaching change, but there should be some conversations about his job for the next year or two if the Bills come up short again