PITTSFORD -- Danny Crossman is working for his third head coach with the Buffalo Bills.
The special-teams coordinator has been the consummate survivor, sticking around after Doug Marrone's resignation after the 2014 season and Rex Ryan's firing near the end of the 2016 season.
Crossman's new boss is Sean McDermott, with whom he had no history but who McDermott felt was capable enough to stick around after releasing most of the other assistants on Ryan's staff.
"I think the biggest thing I would say about Sean is that he is an unquestioned leader with a fabulous, loving touch," Crossman said before the Bills' training-camp practice Wednesday at St. John Fisher College. "I know that’s going to sound weird when we sit here and talk about football circles, but he is in command. There’s no question who is in command. At the same time, you know he cares and how deeply he cares.
"His vision, just like every coach has a great vision – I don’t care if you go all the way back to my first coaching job 26 years ago at a Division III school -- that vision and how they get it through and across to the staff and to the players, it’s always so important. Sean’s done a great job, so I’m very happy with being able to stay here with the family and really like the way things are going and the competition he’s developed and the ideas that we’re trying to get done here in Buffalo."
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