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McDermott was pretty classy in his PC about Zay Jones.

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At the end of the press conference a reporter asked about Zay. I must say if that is any kind of example of how this organization treats the players, and I believe it is, then we are in good shape. Treat the players like men, with class and dignity, and I believe that this will serve us well for years to come.

 

Bills Mobile: Sean McDermott: "We've got to be disciplined"
https://www.buffalobills.com/video/sean-mcdermott-we-ve-got-to-be-disciplined

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We all know McD chooses his words carefully and will always be respectful when talking to the media.

 

The harsh reality is that trading Zay for peanuts told everyone how they felt about him. Produce or be gone as it should be.

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I can hear the sound of the ads but not the sound of the press conference and I have watched it before.  There are using some hidden click spot ads when you try to control video too.

 

Oh and glad he is careful with words unlike ex coach which was a blowhard. 

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It’s a business, a big business so unpopular decisions sometimes has to be made but I like the way they did it. I could be naive but I believe that McDermott still cares about Zay as a person.

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McD's daughter played in a tournament against my daughter over the summer and we talked briefly and he is definately a class act. Super nice guy. 100% genuine.

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10 minutes ago, r00tabaga said:

McD's daughter played in a tournament against my daughter over the summer and we talked briefly and he is definately a class act. Super nice guy. 100% genuine.

 

I hope your daughter kicked his daughter’s......never mind. J/K!

 

It’s super cool to see people like that outside of their normal role you are accustomed to. Nothing better to judge a guy by than seeing them with family like that. That’s largely how I became an anti-Jon Gruden guy, but that’s another story. 

 

Glad to hear you had a positive impression in an “outside the camera” experience. 

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42 minutes ago, Tipster19 said:

It’s a business, a big business so unpopular decisions sometimes has to be made but I like the way they did it. I could be naive but I believe that McDermott still cares about Zay as a person.

I agree. I think once you play for McDermott he will always help you out if he can. 

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1 minute ago, atlbillsfan1975 said:

I agree. I think once you play for McDermott he will always help you out if he can. 

 

I do not think he will treat you like welfare recipients - he will expect you to put the effort in AND he will follow rules of NFLPA about contact with players as long as you are employed.

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He is the guy I want here the next 15+ years. Class act all the way and so far a damn fine football coach. 

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He's always pretty classy. I don't see this particularly as classy. Normal and positive, really.

 

And for that matter, Zay was classy too, this year and generally, outside of his breakdown.

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I guess Zay prayed with Duke Williams before the game. Much respect to Zay, that was very unselfish. No, I got no problem with Zay, hopefully a change of scenery will do him good.

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Zay was given every possible opportunity to flourish in Buffalo.  He started many games and played a lot of snaps.  He didn't produce - for whatever reason.  He needed to go - nothing cruel about how Zay was treated.  Therefore there's nothing for McD to be un-classy about.  

 

I kind of think he gave Zay too much opportunity.  

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Duke said that Zay taught him a lot about the game so Zay was contributing if not always on the field.

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5 hours ago, Tipster19 said:

At the end of the press conference a reporter asked about Zay. I must say if that is any kind of example of how this organization treats the players, and I believe it is, then we are in good shape. Treat the players like men, with class and dignity, and I believe that this will serve us well for years to come.

 

Bills Mobile: Sean McDermott: "We've got to be disciplined"
https://www.buffalobills.com/video/sean-mcdermott-we-ve-got-to-be-disciplined

 

McDermott from day one has been about the brotherhood of football, it s militarily like , like band of brothers. All part of the process.

 

 

4 hours ago, Augie said:

 

I hope your daughter kicked his daughter’s......never mind. J/K!

 

It’s super cool to see people like that outside of their normal role you are accustomed to. Nothing better to judge a guy by than seeing them with family like that. That’s largely how I became an anti-Jon Gruden guy, but that’s another story. 

 

Glad to hear you had a positive impression in an “outside the camera” experience. 

 

So Gruden is mean to family?

 

 

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4 hours ago, Bferra13 said:

He is the guy I want here the next 15+ years. Class act all the way and so far a damn fine football coach. 

 

25 years

 

 

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1 hour ago, Buffalo Barbarian said:

So Gruden is mean to family?

 

Agreed, we want the Gruden story!  Reader’s Digest condensed version is acceptable.  😁

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I don't think the trade was ever posted on the Bills' official website, if the case, I find that strange.

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It was a very classy response to a somewhat negatively slanted question.  The reporter, in my opinion, was looking for criticism of Zay Jones’ game and Coach didn’t take the bait.  Instead, McDermott turned it into a positive and said that he’d always be in Zay’s corner and that he never “gives up” on a player.  Exceptional leadership!

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I think everything about him his classy.  When he was first hired I wasn't a huge fan but now I wouldn't want another coach, really like what he is doing here

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10 hours ago, Bangarang said:

We all know McD chooses his words carefully and will always be respectful when talking to the media.

 

The harsh reality is that trading Zay for peanuts told everyone how they felt about him. Produce or be gone as it should be.

A fourth rounder for a middle of the road wr with a year and a half left on his contract is not peanuts.

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11 hours ago, Buffalo Barbarian said:

 

McDermott from day one has been about the brotherhood of football, it s militarily like , like band of brothers. All part of the process.

 

 

 

 So Gruden is mean to family?

 

 

 

I was in the Tampa market when he won a SB with Dungy’s team. He was not a universally liked guy, almost the opposite. Several players called him out for saying one thing, but doing another.  PLUS, our sons played in 7 on 7 tournaments against each other and I got to see him up close and personal. If he was the Bills coach, I just might take a time out on my fandom. 

 

 

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I wonder if McD got a letter from the league after his post-game presser comments about officiating during Week 4.  It feels like he's been avoiding officiating questions like the plague since then.  

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10 hours ago, Bangarang said:

We all know McD chooses his words carefully and will always be respectful when talking to the media.

 

The harsh reality is that trading Zay for peanuts told everyone how they felt about him. Produce or be gone as it should be.

Yes any player needs to produce, that’s a given, but there is no reason not to be civilized about ones explanation of why a player was traded to the press, absolutely no reason to be harsh.

SM does it the right way. 

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