(Sports Spectrum) When the Buffalo Bills hired Sean McDermott as their head coach in 2017, the hopes and expectations were clear — get the team back into the playoffs. They hadn’t been since 1999.
When the 2017 regular season closed, the Bills pulled off the feat. Buffalo secured a win over the division-rival Miami Dolphins in Week 17, and coupled with an incredible last-minute win by Cincinnati over Baltimore, clinched the No. 6 seed at 9-7, ending what was the longest drought in all of American professional sports.
In his postgame press conference, McDermott wasted no time in thanking the Lord. “Opening up, really I just want to praise God, number one. It was a heck of a year. He continues to bless us,” he said.
The first question he received from the media was, “Could you have ever imagined this happening in your first season as head coach?”
“You know what? I’m a firm believer in faith and I know God brought me here for a reason,” McDermott said. “He brought this group of men together for a reason, so that’s what I fall back on in times like this.”
McDermott continues to believe God has him and his family in Buffalo for a reason, a stance he reiterated last week on a live video chat with “FCA Sports Talk.” He was asked how his faith plays into how he coaches and leads players.