Sean McDermott’s player-friendly approach is perfect for the Bills
McDermott will adapt his scheme to fit his personnel.
It became clear this week that Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott was one of the Buffalo Bills‘ top candidates for the head coach role. On Wednesday, the two sides sealed the deal, according to Dan Graziano of ESPN.
Following a second interview at the Boca Raton, Fla. home of Bills owner Terry Pegula, they were expected to finalize a five-year deal.
McDermott has been Carolina’s defensive coordinator since 2011, and he has coached some of the best defenses in the NFL. In fact, the Panthers have one of the best front sevens in league. During Carolina’s stellar 2015 season, which they finished 15-1 and ended with a loss in Super Bowl 50, McDermott’s defense was ranked sixth in the NFL.
During McDermott’s six seasons with the team, the Panthers defense ranked in the top 10 four times. His defenses were well-rounded, and could rush the passer, clog up rushing lanes, and create turnovers.
The Bills need a different approach from the new head coach, and McDermott is a perfect fit.
McDermott is truly a “players’ coach”
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