McDermott effectively sets the new standard for Buffalo Bills

Many of his predecessors tried to set the bar for a new beginning in the past. Some came close. Others not so much. The 2017 season will be remembered for ending the Bills 17-season playoff absence, but the most important thing Sean McDermott did in his first season as head coach was set a standard.

The mantra was ‘Playoff Caliber.’ Everything had to be done at a playoff level. Film study, weight room work, practice tempo, team work, coaching. It was demanded by McDermott and reinforced by his coaches and team leaders.

“We have a foundation to build on,” said Eric Wood. “I have a lot of confidence going forward so let’s keep improving and let’s go try to win a Super Bowl.”

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