Bills Postgame Quotes (Week Nine)

Head Coach Sean McDermott

On concerns with the offense…

Overall, I’ll start with myself. I’ve got to do a better job having these guys in position. Overall, we didn’t play well enough to win today. That starts with me. We have to look at that and get into a better rhythm, whether it’s a better rhythm offensively or winning first downs. And the same thing on defense.

 

On if they are getting enough at wide receiver…

That’s just something we have to continue to evaluate. It can’t be a one-man show. I don’t think it’s a one-man show, but there definitely needs to be more consistency from some of the other positions and putting them in position as well. That starts with me again. We have to put them in position to be successful. That’s the name of the game as a coaching staff.

 

On the run defense…

That’s something we have to seriously look at. That’s where the game starts upfront with run defense. You can’t allow a team to run the ball on you like that. Give credit to them.

 

On the turnovers…

You can’t win the game. It’s hard to win the game when you turn the ball over and are sloppy with the football. We had opportunities overall and we shot ourselves in the foot. Give credit where credit is due. They made more plays than we did and in some ways we beat ourselves. We have to go back and reevaluate. Did we put them in position? Again, that starts with me.

 

On what the team did offensively…

I’ll look at the tape, but I felt we got a little bit one-dimensional at times. They’ve got a good defense and a good defensive front. We play them again. I don’t want to get too much into the strategy at this point, but obviously it wasn’t good enough.

 

On Josh Allen’s decision making…

I trust Josh. I have the ultimate trust in Josh. He’s a heck of a football player. It’s important to him. He knows. He knows that those (turnovers) are non-negotiables those plays right there. It’s going to happen time-to-time by percentages and times you throw. Overall, it’s got to improve.

 

On Allen’s elbow…

I haven’t talked with Nate yet. I’m aware of it, but I haven’t gotten with Nate yet. As far as I know, he’s still being evaluated.

Josh Allen

On the frustration today and the lack of momentum after being up 14-3…

Yeah, it’s tough to win in this league. We played a good game, if a quarterback plays like (expletive), made some bad decisions tonight that really cost our team. Lots to learn from, lots to grow from. That’s not the standard we hold ourselves to, it’s not the ball that we play so (there) lots to look at (and) lots to learn from.

 

On the interception and what he didn’t see…

The first one I just didn’t see the guy that was right down at the end. (TE) Dawson (Knox) was kind of latched on with the d-end, I got my eyes back, I kind of looked, the guy was right behind the defensive end, didn’t really see him there, that’s why I floated it and the second one (interception) was just a brain fart.

 

On if there’s something he’s struggling with that’s leading to the interceptions today and in the second half against Green Bay…

No, I just have to be better, that’s all.

 

On if he hurt his elbow during the strip-sack…

There’s just slight pain. I’ll get through it.

 

On if it’s frustrating when the defense makes a play and they’re not able to capitalize on offense…

100 percent. Our defense goes out there, they strain their tails off to give us a turnover in the redzone and I gave it right back. That’s something I can’t do.

 

On his conversation with Jets QB Zach Wilson…

Yeah, I just said stay healthy, we’ll see you guys again. We play them twice in our division obviously, that’s what I said.

 

On being 0-2 in the division and how much that impacts the team moving forward…

You want to win these obviously. These are the ones that can make or break you, good thing is everything we still want is in front of us. We’ll have to put our foot forward, put our head down, continue to work hard, have a good week in practice and get ready for the next one.

 

On if the defense was doing anything to take away the option of connecting with WR Stefon Diggs…

Not necessarily, again, we have to get him the ball. I have to get him the ball. When you have a guy like Stefon Diggs you have to find him the ball. Something to learn from.

 

On what he saw on the first interception…

Like I said, came out, it was a little naked, the d-end was latched on the Dawson, didn’t see the DB behind him. The d-end latched off, I thought Dawson was out there by himself and obviously he wasn’t.

 

On if they ever felt like they were in a good rhythm…

That second touchdown drive I thought we were moving the ball, we were kind of going (with) the no huddle stuff. Yeah, we have to find ways to get back in (INAUDIBLE).

 

On WR Gabe Davis having two receptions and what the defense was doing to cause that or what was the Bills offense not doing…

I would say we didn’t do – myself in front didn’t do anything great today. Turning the ball over is going to do that to you, you only get so many drives in this league, during each game and you have to make them count. I didn’t do that tonight.

 

On if the game qualifies as a slap in the face…

Again, it’s the NFL, these guys we’re playing are a good team too. They get paid just like us so, away teams facing a crowd and we let them get into it. The play that we had, we made some mistakes, I made some mistakes tonight and we know it can’t happen.

 

On how the strip-sack unfold…

I was dropping back, just trying to make a play and obviously didn’t see the guy. Again, credit to those guys, they came out, they played hard, they had a good game plan. It’s a well-coached team and they wanted it more than us tonight.

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