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Buffalo Bills fan opinions of Sean McDermott’s second season as head coach

Do you “Trust the Process”?

Almost two years ago, Sean McDermott was named head coach of the Buffalo Bills. A lot has happened in the intervening time, most notably the Bills ending the longest playoff drought in North American sports.

Here is a partial list of what McDermott has done in his time in Buffalo. Leave your approval in the poll at the end of the post and your thoughts on McDermott in the comments section. As we enter the 2019 off-season, are you comfortable with McDermott as the Bills head coach?

  • Ended the Bills’ 17-year playoff drought in 2018.
  • Amassed a 15-17 overall record in two seasons. (9-7 in 2017, 6-10 in 2018)
  • Finished third in the AFC East in 2018.
  • Kept coordinators Leslie Frazier (defense) and Danny Crossman (special teams) on staff. Replaced offensive coordinator Rick Dennison with Brian Daboll.
  • Went 0-6 in coach replay challenges during 2018 season.
  • Team dropped to 23rd in takeaway differential and 28th in point differential.
  • Chose Nathan Peterman as starting quarterback for the season opener but benched him at halftime of the first game for rookie Josh Allen.
  • Signed off on trade of AJ McCarron before eventually adding Derek Anderson and Matt Barkley to the team mid-season.
  • Tied for sixth-most penalties in 2018 (116 assessed) for fifth-most yardage (992).
  • Benched Charles Clay and Kelvin Benjamin during season, and eventually released Benjamin.
  • Inserted rookie Wyatt Teller at left guard at the midway point of the season, replacing Vladimir Ducasse. Experimented with other o-line position switches.
  • Dealt with the abrupt departure of Vontae Davis by starting Ryan Lewis and Phillip Gaines at cornerback, eventually replacing them with UDFA Levi Wallace.
  • Kept kicker Stephen Hauschka in the lineup after injury, despite his inability to kick a 40-yard field goal.
  • All the stuff with Kyle Williams at the end of the year.
  • Fired offensive line coach Juan Castillo, wide receivers coach Terry Robiskie, and special teams coach Danny Crossman following the conclusion of the 2018 season.

Poll

Do you approve of the job Sean McDermott is doing as head coach?

This poll is closed

  • 86%
    Yes
    (4419 votes)
  • 13%
    No
    (690 votes)
5109 votes total Vote Now

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