John Murphy Show: Sean McDermott on the Bye Week - "We have to use this week to educate us on what we did wrong." - The Buffalo News

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John Murphy Show: Sean McDermott on the Bye Week - "We have to use this week to educate us on what we did wrong."

ESPN's Trey Wingo joined John Murphy and Donald Jones on WGR-550 AM on Tuesday.

Wingo discussed the interesting nature of the AFC East, the tumultuous nature of the first 5 weeks of the NFL season, a post-mortem on the Bills-Bengals game, the injury to J.J. Watt and his impact on society outside of the NFL, and a tour of the rest of the league.

Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott joined the show. McDermott talked about where the young Bills players can learn from the loss in Cincinnati, how he has to learn to get over losses, getting into the bye week with a loss, his preference for when a bye week should be, how the Bills can respond on offense with the loss of Charles Clay, starting five rookies in the loss against Cincinnati and personnel moves for the future.

McDermott also talked about his view of the offense as it stands going into the bye week, his faith in Tyrod Taylor, his belief in competition across the board being confirmed by former Eagles safety Brian Dawkins and Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly, and how much time the players will have off bye-wise.

Former Bill and current CBS Steve Tasker also joined Murphy and Jones, and he talked with the hosts and Sean McDermott about the Cincinnati game, his message to the team post loss, and after McDermott's departure Tasker also noted his admiration for the coach's style of play and his plan for the team. Tasker also talked about the loss of depth early on in the season for Buffalo and how that affected their offense - and how a loss of LeSean McCoy would be untenable.

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John Murphy Show October 10th, 2017

Quotable

Donald Jones on putting in Nathan Peterman: "If you put him in, what does he have to work with? He doesn't have his tight end...it would truly stunt his growth."

Sean McDermott: "If we preach, 'respect the process'...then we have to use this as a learning opportunity."

Sean McDermott: "The good part about it is, we always embrace the philosophy of "next man up"...you gotta have that quality, that characteristic about you to win in this league."

Sean McDermott: "If you're a true competitor, it should make you better."

Steve Tasker: "Unless they play a team with a top flight defense like Cincinnati's, they're going to win those games."

John Murphy: "Four games against top-ten defenses in the NFL and they went 2-2. They're not going to see those types of defenses down the road."

Trey Wingo: "You hope for him, that he can get back and be the player he once was...at his prime, there's few I can think of better than J.J. Watt."

Rundown

0:00-35:00: What would help Tyrod Taylor (and the Bills offense) the most the rest of the Bills' season?

1:05:00-1:44:00: Interview with Steve Tasker

1:07:00-1:21:00: Interview with Sean McDermott

2:05:00-2:27:00: Interview with Trey Wingo

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