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McDermott honored for getting down in the dirt as 'Football Guy of the Week'

Sean McDermott was done answering questions about the running game, the secondary, the injury report, Tyrod Taylor and the trade deadline when the media got to the essential news at Tuesday's presser.

Matt Fairburn of informed McDermott that he had been chosen as the "Football Guy of the Week" on Pardon My Take, a Barstool Sports podcast. The Bills head coach earned the honor for putting dirt at every player's locker last week to accentuate "protecting their dirt" – their home field.

McDermott's dirt rose above a difficult field in the weekly Twitter poll: Dartmouth assistant Dion King punched out a press box wall after a fumble; Vikings coach Mike Zimmer talked to a scientist about ways to fight jet lag; and Georgia strength coach Aaron Field wore a shirt that read "Squattober" for all of October. Squattober?

"I'm blessed," McDermott said with a chuckle. "I'm just blessed to be here, to be awake today and get up and be in this building with you guys this morning and the football team."

Sal Maiorana of the Rochester D&C, always ready to emphasize the negative, told McDermott he had missed a rare opportunity to utter something funny.

"I forgot," McDermott said, adding that the front row of the press room never ceases to amaze him.

At least he didn't say anything about the process.

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