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Showtime's 'Inside the NFL' praises a pair of Seans

During the Buffalo's 30-27 victory over Tampa Bay Sunday, Fox sideline reporter Laura Okmin called Bills Coach Sean McDermott by the name of the Los Angeles Rams coach, Sean McVay.

On Tuesday night, early in Showtime's "Inside the NFL," the show's regulars talked about the similarities of the two Seans that made Okmin's mistake somewhat understandable.

James Brown, the host of the program started it off.

"If you are a rookie head coach and your first name is Sean, then take a bow," said Brown.

"You know what both of these coaches are?" asked Boomer Esiason. "They’re young, aggressive coaches with pedigrees. They’re excited, energetic, detailed and organized. The two previous coaches (Jeff Fisher and Rex Ryan), while I like both of those guys and respect them, the game has changed.  It’s passed them by.”

Phil Simms added a movie reference.

"I look at Sean McDermott and you know who I see? I think of that sergeant in 'Full Metal Jacket.' We always hear that phrase – ‘Change the culture.’ He has truly done it, man.  They march up there. It’s his way or the highway. Sean McVay, in L.A., brought in players. Sean McDermott, up in Buffalo, got rid of a lot of players and look what it did for the team.

"Coaching is more important in the NFL than any other major sport and it’s not even close. Don’t tell me a baseball manager or a basketball coach has to do so much work to create cultures and get all the talent and mix it together.”

Ray Lewis also sang the praises of both rookie coaches.

"Don’t ever underestimate the power of a fresh start," said Lewis. "That’s huge. These young guys (McVay and McDermott), they’re relatable to players. These players get it and they want to play for them."




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