Sean McDermott has been catching a ton of hell after his team’s loss to the New England Patriots on Monday night.
The Bills head coach first tried to downplay Bill Belichick’s role in the Patriots’ 14-10 victory, and then made things weird with a player on his team with his comments after the game.
Bills wide receiver/return specialist Isaiah McKenzie was inactive for Monday’s night’s game, and when asked about the team’s decision not to have McKenzie on the active roster, McDermott suggested he didn’t trust his return man to handle punts and kicks with strong winds in the forecast.
“The same reason they turned it over on their punt return team — I didn’t want to do that,” McDermott said, referencing N’Keal Harry’s muffed punt that led to Buffalo’s only touchdown in the game.
“I wanted to put a guy back there that I trusted and was going to make good decisions with the ball.”
McKenzie did not know this was why until he saw the comment on twitter.
McKenzie and fellow return man Marquez Stevenson had fumbled punts in back-to-back games leading up to Week 13, so it’s not hard to see why he felt this way.
The head coach is perfectly able to feel how he feels, but I’m sure McKenzie probably wishes his boss made those comments to him privately instead of airing him out publicly.