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Sean McDermott responds to front office rift rumors

The Bills coach says that he and GM Doug Whaley have a healthy, productive relationship.

Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott at the NFL Owners meetings this week in Phoenix addressed the subject of a recent report by CBS Sports’ Jason La Confora that suggested that there is a rift between the coach and the team's general manager Doug Whaley.

"Doug and I have had healthy conversations, productive conversations, and I look forward to doing that moving forward," said McDermott via Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News.

"Doug and I worked together on (free agency), we absolutely worked together on all of this. . . . Nobody does this alone. Nobody would be able to do what we did in free agency in being tactical and getting that number of players early on in the process alone."

On the subject of the Bills announcing that McDermott will alone address the media at an upcoming media annual pre-draft news, conference when in years past the GM has been typically involved, too:

"As an organization, we feel strongly that the one-voice approach gives us a unified voice." . . . "It's been a part of what I've been around with Andy Reid (when both were with the Philadelphia Eagles) and I know how effective that is."

There you have it. According to the coach all is well at One Bills Drive. And, he is apparently just merely trying to implement and practice the teachings that have been passed onto him in his NFL coaching career.