Bills HC Sean McDermott Doesn’t Want People To Give Bill Belichick Too Much Credit For Winning By Throwing Only Three Passes All Game

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Bills head coach Sean McDermott wants everyone to pump the brakes on calling Bill Belichick a genius for his playcalling on Monday night.

During the Bills-Patriots game, Belichick decided to run the ball forty-six times and only attempted three passing plays all game in the Pats’ 14-10 victory.

During his postgame press conference, McDermott downplayed the effectiveness of Belichick’s game plan and basically said the Bills beat themselves by playing “sloppy football.”

“Let’s not give more credit than we need to give credit to Bill Belichick in this one. Whether it was Bill or anybody else, they beat us, right? But you sit here and you tell me when we start with an average starting field position of the 40-yard line and he starts with the 23-yard line — I’m rounding up in both cases — and we were 1-for-4 in the red zone and they were 0-for-1 in the red zone? You give me that ahead of time, I’d say I like my chances. I like my chances. I don’t think, with all due respect, it’s not a Bill Belichick-type thing. It’s what are you doing with the opportunities you got? What are you doing with the opportunities you got? We turned the ball over on the plus-30-something yard line. Sloppy football. Sloppy football. I’m very comfortable in that situation.”

McDermott’s quote didn’t sit well with fans who felt he got outcoached by Belichick on Monday night.

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