Nathan Peterman's first starting assignment will be knotty.
The Buffalo Bills are switching to their rookie quarterback for a road game. Three hours away, no less.
Ten-year veterans have trouble adapting to playing in the Pacific time zone. Peterman must prepare for the Los Angeles Chargers in four days, one of which will be spent on an airplane.
One of the most s…
The value of rest and recuperation for football players during a long NFL season is hardly a new idea.
Marv Levy was a leading proponent of the concept during his great run as Buffalo Bills coach, and it wasn't a new idea for Levy back then. He started to embrace the philosophy in the 1950s, when he used to travel the country attending football clinics run by legendary …
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In the Carolina Panthers' locker room this week, players floated all the diplomatic balloons about seeing Sean McDermott again.
For sure, the Panthers miss their old defensive coordinator, but they're thrilled with successor Steve Wilks and the rest of the staff.
Why, of course, they're looking forward to saying hello to McDermott on Sunday, when …
Sean McDermott and Brandon Beane were given funzo questionnaires for the Buffalo Bills' 2017 media guide.
Favorite movie, best concert attended, biggest pet peeve, last book read and so forth.
The Q&A's were conducted separately, but they produced a striking parallel. In response to "biggest obstacle overcome," they gave the same answer.
"Breaking into the NFL…
Not all of the interviews and research about Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott made it into my feature about him.
Here are my favorite surplus items from "the process."
Bills crew, assemble
Through a long interview in June at the end of Bills minicamp, McDermott seemed to get most animated when I asked him what it was like, after years of imagining about it, what…
Sean McDermott was a coaching prospect, strolling the Philadelphia Eagles' practice facility with two wise assistants who owned whistles older than he was.
He walked alongside defensive coordinator Jim Johnson and offensive coordinator Rod Dowhower, seven decades of NFL and college coaching experience between them.
McDermott, known for continuously sopping every ounc…
Mornings won’t be quiet at the Buffalo Bills’ training camp this summer. Not nearly as quiet as the last two years, at least, when Rex Ryan’s routine was all about easing into each day – and pretty much everything else.
At around 4:30 a.m., Sean McDermott will already be in the gym, going through his intense daily workout.
By 7:30, the entire team will be gat…
As long as the Cleveland Browns are in the NFL, and they should be thankful there's no relegation system, Buffalo Bills fans have a reason to feel superior.
Of the world's pathetic sports organizations, the Browns are among the most absolutely pitiful. Since they were resuscitated in 1999, they've had 15 seasons with six or fewer victories.
The Browns won a single ga…
Buffalo Bills co-owner Terry Pegula will introduce new coach Sean McDermott on Friday afternoon and then step aside.
Pegula will take no questions. Neither will his wife, Bills co-owner Kim Pegula. That's how they prefer it.
McDermott from now on will talk for the Bills.
But a day before McDermott's arrival, Terry and Kim Pegula spoke with me for 90 minutes on a v…