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    Keep the HC and look forward to 2024

    McDermott is the best Head Coach for this team. There is NO TIME FRAME to get to a Super Bowl. He' made the team competitive in the NFL after years of being the punching bags of the League. I support him.

    In '24 we have all our draft picks, we won't be selecting in the 20-32 range, and we have new players added to the roster (17 never played for the Bills before '23) that are strong candidates to be back next year.

    2024 is our year!

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    Re: Keep the HC and look forward to 2024

    He isn't going anywhere until the bye week next season, at the very earliest.

    But he needs to grow, he's the second biggest factor why this team struggles...maybe the biggest. Or maybe he just takes turns with Josh.
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    Re: Keep the HC and look forward to 2024

    Josh Allen made the team relevant once he was coached on his mechanics. Imagine Allen working with Shanahan in SF. He’d have a few championships with that coaching staff with his talent

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    Re: Keep the HC and look forward to 2024

    Quote Originally Posted by BuffaloBlitz83 View Post
    Josh Allen made the team relevant once he was coached on his mechanics. Imagine Allen working with Shanahan in SF. He’d have a few championships with that coaching staff with his talent
    With the talent on that team add Josh and they 100 percent win the Super Bowl last year and then again this year.

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    Re: Keep the HC and look forward to 2024

    Been there, done that, the results are steadily declining because the roster is aging and becoming more brittle and a motivational coach gets tuned out if he isn't good at x's and o's with a veteran roster that he purposely built to be veteran and eventually immune to his coaching style, because he doesn't get it.

    We don't just need one more FA, been there done that too, and status quo will inevitably waste one more year of Allen who is going to get hurt soon. This team already passed it's peak of potential and band aids aren't working.

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    Re: Keep the HC and look forward to 2024

    Quote Originally Posted by BuffaloBlitz83 View Post
    Josh Allen made the team relevant once he was coached on his mechanics. Imagine Allen working with Shanahan in SF. He’d have a few championships with that coaching staff with his talent
    He's not a Shanahan qb for a structured system....Sirianni, Miami McDaniel, Payton, or even Daboll who would scheme for him, instead of fitting him into their scheme would be a different story imho.

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    Re: Keep the HC and look forward to 2024

    Quote Originally Posted by YardRat View Post
    He isn't going anywhere until the bye week next season, at the very earliest.

    But he needs to grow, he's the second biggest factor why this team struggles...maybe the biggest. Or maybe he just takes turns with Josh.
    I agree. Terry won't be upset unless this scenario plays out again in 2024.

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    Re: Keep the HC and look forward to 2024

    7 years already. Why not waste another one?

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    Re: Keep the HC and look forward to 2024

    F that. Fire McDermott Now. I’ve supported him up until this season. Nothing will ever change. We’re too good a team and he’s ruining Josh Allen’s career.
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    Re: Keep the HC and look forward to 2024

    McDermott isn’t the biggest problem. It’s the cast over overpaid vets who aren’t contributing. Beane went for it with the Miller signing and it hasn’t worked out.

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    Re: Keep the HC and look forward to 2024

    Quote Originally Posted by jamze132 View Post
    McDermott isn’t the biggest problem. It’s the cast over overpaid vets who aren’t contributing. Beane went for it with the Miller signing and it hasn’t worked out.
    Who Else? It was not Von faltering that he tore his knee. The guy was fire prior and it was a big splash move panning out.

    but you made a statement that was plural… who else?

    Floyd wasn’t a monster deal
    getting Joseph was a great move
    Douglas trade… great move

    who else was old and overpaid?

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    Re: Keep the HC and look forward to 2024

    He keeps making the same kind of timid mistakes at the end of close games: bad timeouts, soft coverages and reduced pass rush, conservative decisions with a QB who thrives in crunch time...

    He has a Ferrari and drives it like a Subaru Outback.

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    Re: Keep the HC and look forward to 2024

    McDermott does everything at a high level except finishing games. That seems fixable. He's a smart guy. Throw two passes in the last 20 seconds, go for it on 4th in the red zone in OT, and I'm not giving him stick this week. What he's missing is that killer instinct to finish games instead of playing to stay alive and hope that it works out. I'm OK retaining him if there's some indication that there's an effort to grow on that front. I don't know how many more chances I can give him to grow though. Really need to see some improvement over the remainder of this season and/or some indication from Beane/McDermott that they see what we all see and are going to attack it.
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    Re: Keep the HC and look forward to 2024

    It's amazing how much equity McDermott built with some of the fanbase just because of an Andy Dalton 4th down conversion six years ago.
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    Re: Keep the HC and look forward to 2024

    Quote Originally Posted by Thurmal View Post
    It's amazing how much equity McDermott built with some of the fanbase just because of an Andy Dalton 4th down conversion six years ago.
    That's an over-simplification.

    He has the second most wins in the league since 2020. That's a consistent track record of success that no one should ignore.

    For me it's only now that the evidence of coaching badly at the end of games is adding up to where it can't be ignored.

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    Re: Keep the HC and look forward to 2024

    Firing McD (unless the Bills get blown out in every remaining game of the year) would be stupid, and counterproductive.

    Mr. Pegula is too smart to listen to emotional fans that do not have the first clue how to run a NFL franchise.....and have nothing at stake (except their fragile pride) if they make bad decisions like this inevitable would be.

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    Re: Keep the HC and look forward to 2024

    Quote Originally Posted by jamze132 View Post
    McDermott isn’t the biggest problem. It’s the cast over overpaid vets who aren’t contributing. Beane went for it with the Miller signing and it hasn’t worked out.
    Miller tore his ACL.

    Had he not torn it, he'd probably have had 12-15 sacks last year, and be on the same pace this year.

    Injuries happen, there's nothing that can be done about that.

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    Re: Keep the HC and look forward to 2024

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    McDermott does everything at a high level except finishing games. That seems fixable. He's a smart guy. Throw two passes in the last 20 seconds, go for it on 4th in the red zone in OT, and I'm not giving him stick this week. What he's missing is that killer instinct...

    That statement is his single biggest issue.

    I couldn’t believe he took a knee to go into OT and then I thought and stated that we should have gone for it on 4th down in OT. They couldn’t stop us and we certainly couldn’t stop their offense that last several drives. What was going to change? The only correct move was to go for it…play to win not hope not to lose.

    The question is, can a killer instinct be developed or is it innate?

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    Re: Keep the HC and look forward to 2024

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Max View Post
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    That statement is his single biggest issue.

    I couldn’t believe he took a knee to go into OT and then I thought and stated that we should have gone for it on 4th down in OT. They couldn’t stop us and we certainly couldn’t stop their offense that last several drives. What was going to change? The only correct move was to go for it…play to win not hope not to lose.

    The question is, can a killer instinct be developed or is it innate?
    Well, he's had 7 years to develop one, 6 with killer instinct Allen, and it hasn't happened. He hasn't grown. Why would anyone expect him to now.

    It's been mentioned that he was being aggressive on the Eagles game winning TD with cover 0. QB draw up the middle is an Eagles staple, he forgot about it. Eagles OL today mentioned they couldn't believe it when they saw the safety move and knew it would be a TD. When he tries killer instinct it's inappropriate. When he should he doesn't. He's looking more and more like a deer in the headlights. He's in over his head.

    Beane gave him talent and the talent alone got us this far. The game needs x and o coaching, and McDermott is resistant to it, hasn't evolved, is consistent in that.

    When he just needed to motivate, he was fine, now that he needs to manage and direct, he's just incapable....can't sustain it, crumples. It's too much for him.

    Great guy, but if he stays, the pattern is there to see.

    Imho.

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    Re: Keep the HC and look forward to 2024

    Quote Originally Posted by Borosai View Post
    7 years already. Why not waste another one?
    They have been 7 VERY GOOD years of great football!

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