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McDermott after loss: We've come a long way but have a long way to go

Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott ended his first season with the organization in a 10-3 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in an AFC Wild-Card Game.

“It hurts right now but I’m extremely proud of our team," he said afterward. "We appreciate all of our fans who traveled for this game, we saw support everywhere.

"We've come a long way in a short amount of time, but we have a long way to go. We're not playing next week.  There are no moral victories, what I believe in is continuing to build.

"There’s no moral victories. I don’t believe in those," he said. "What I do believe in is continuing to build. We’re not done yet. When we came in here, we set a vision, and put forward a plan to accomplish that vision, and we’re not there yet. I said that before the game, and I’m going to continue to say it. We’ve got a lot of work to do. But there are things that we can learn from that that will help us as we move forward. Playoff experience is important. Home playoff games are important. So there’s a lot we can build on, and we’ll do that moving forward.”

On injuries: Quarterback Tyrod Taylor and safety Micah Hyde are in concussion protocol.

On the playcalling: "There are some calls we want back." He said one of them was the pass play to Kelvin Benjamin toward the end of the second quarter.

On turnovers: "The biggest thing we didn't do was take the ball away."

On the defense:  “I thought they played well most of the day. They shut down the running game for the most part, and I know (Blake) Bortles was their leading rusher I believe. Usually that doesn’t beat you. I thought we did a good job on twenty-seven (Leonard Fournette), and gave our offense chances. We got off the field on third down. Probably the biggest thing we didn’t do was take the ball away, so give credit where credit’s due to their offense.”

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