McDermott have a brief update on those players dealing with injury, being careful not to misrepresent what safety Micah Hyde’s dealing with. He did mention that it’s something “of that type” to which Hyde suffered last season, but not to the “extent” where his missing the remainder of the season is at play to this point.
McDermott waxed poetic about safety Jordan Poyer, who should suit up for his 100th game with the Bills. Poyer’s head coach and defensive line coach Eric Washington have noticed an “uptick in his energy level” and that it’s clear that the veteran safety “enjoys being closer to the line, mixing things up.”
McDermott went on to discuss the injury situation overall, the challenge, and the importance of on-field communication — noting that it’s important to have a handle on who’s going to be available so they can adequately practice those on-field calls.
Realizing the potential similarities that McDermott’s teams have faced in terms of playoff adversity, he believes those situations can serve as a means to help focus this year’s squad. That’s especially true as it relates to those players who’ve been through it and are able to leverage those situations, leading by example for the newer faces.
Sean McDermott strongly believes in leadership and accountability, and enjoys the offensive side of the ball taking on those roles to try and right the ship. McDermott noted that had he been in the building longer, running back Latavius Murray likely would have been a team captain.