After the Bills' victory against the Raiders, coach Sean McDermott spoke to reporters. Here are a few of his thoughts:
On another home win: "It is special to play football in Western New York. The guys feel that and appreciate it as do I and the staff does. When you have an offense like that, it’s hard to come in here and have that 12th man. Man, I love it. I love it."
On the Marcell Dareus trade: "I really appreciate all the time and effort that Marcell put into this team. We wish him well. Those things are never easy, especially the timing. But the players handled it extremely well and came out with the right mindset … These guys are resilient and they’ve got that look in their eye. Coach, we’re getting ready to play a football game Sunday. They put in so much time and they weren’t going to be denied. That’s respecting the process. You do that you give yourself a chance."
On Matt Milano and his status when Ramon Humber comes back: "He continues to learn and make big-time jumps in between one outing and another outing. He's made the most of this opportunity. I love to have those kind of decisions. Ramon is a good football player. It's a good problem to have."
On backups filling in for injured players: "Every one of them prepared – all the way to the 64 guys on the team. That’s the way we look at it … The players are embracing that growth mindset. They know they are one play away from playing. They’ve seen guys step up. They’re ready for their opportunity. Brandon Tate, Matt Milano, Trae Elston, Andre Holmes... who's it going to be next week?"