Enjoy this free sample of the extensive Bills coverage available on BNblitz.com. To subscribe, visit BNblitz.com. CARSON, Calif. â€” The move couldn't have blown up in Sean McDermott's face any worse if he had stuck his head in the annoying cannon that they set off in the corner of the end zone after every Chargers score. McDermott said it was a calculated risk to put in rookie Nathan Peterman as his starting quarterback with his team in a playoff spot.
CARSON, Calif. — Sean McDermott is no dummy. He considered appearances when he was thinking of switching quarterbacks. The Bills coach knew he would seem to be deflecting attention from his defense, which had been dominated in two straight games. "I did," McDermott said Friday. "I looked at everything. You know by now I'm thorough in my approach. I'm a methodical decision-maker. So I weighed everything. Like I said before, it's not about one person or one player. It's never about that.
When Sean McDermott dropped the bombshell Wednesday morning, announcing that Nathan Peterman was replacing Tyrod Taylor as his starting quarterback, my mind flashed back to similar events a little over a year ago. Remember that one? One day after seeing his defense torn apart by Ryan Fitzpatrick on a Thursday night, Rex Ryan fired offensive coordinator Greg Roman. Now, three days after an historic meltdown by his defense, first-year coach McDermott changes quarterbacks.
The Bills and Sabres have combined to lose seven games in the last 10 days, including consecutive lost weekend with the Sabres losing on Friday-Saturday and the Bills losing on Sunday. I'm calling for Sabres to stop the streak tonight.
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Selecting a term
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