Kansas City Chiefs, Sean McDermott says: ‘there is as yet a distance’ between Buffalo Bills
Two days after the Buffalo Bills were taken out of the postseason by the Kansas City Chiefs, mentor Sean McDermott pondered what work his group has left to do before it’s prepared to beat the double cross shielding AFC champions.
Sunday night’s 38-24 misfortune was the Bills’ second misfortune to Kansas City this season, with them likewise falling 26-17 in Week 6. The Chiefs controlled a larger part of the AFC Championship Game, and McDermott conceded after the game that Kansas City will be Buffalo’s “measuring stick” heading into the offseason.
“There is still a gap in terms of where we are and where they are. It’s not just one answer that solves that problem,” McDermott said.
“We all have to, starting with me, we all have to continue asking ourselves the hard questions of the what-ifs and the whys and the hows. We as a staff have to get better and improve, we have to improve our roster, we have to improve our operation and what we do.”
The Bills went 13-3 and won the AFC East this season unexpectedly since 1995, at that point won their first season finisher games since the turn of the century, beating the Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore Ravens in the special case and divisional rounds, individually.
It was the most awesome aspect McDermott’s four seasons with the Bills, three of which have brought about season finisher billets after the establishment burned through 17 straight seasons without one.
In any case, it actually didn’t coordinate his previous coach, Andy Reid, who drove the Chiefs to a 14-2 record in his eighth season with the group.
“They’re in Year 8, and we’re in Year 4,” McDermott said. “But that’s a little bit of a feel for how long they’ve been building their program and where we are. There’s a lot that we’ve improved on in terms of what’s gotten us to where we are.”
McDermott said that it’s too soon to pinpoint precisely which regions the Bills need to improve this offseason yet that he and his staff are as of now dealing with finding those zones.
He said that Buffalo needs to pursue the ball better completing twentieth in the NFL in surging this season, additionally that it “totally” necessities to improve protectively. Subsequent to completing the 2018 and 2019 season as the alliance’s second-and third-best protection regarding yards permitted per game, the Bills plunged to fourteenth in 2020.
There will likewise likely be an accentuation on adding more in general group speed particularly subsequent to seeing what the Chiefs had the option to do Sunday night. Kansas City had plays of 50 and 71 yards against the Bills, which didn’t go unnoticed by McDermott.
“I think the speed element showed up on the field the other night,” he said. “I don’t think it takes a coach to realize that. Speed and size, that’s what this game is speed, size and physicality.”
One region the Bills won’t need to stress a lot over this offseason is at quarterback, where Josh Allen seems as though one of the group’s most splendid youthful stars. Allen set single-season establishment records in each significant passing class and was chosen to his first Pro Bowl this season.
Allen said he accepts he has demonstrated that the Bills settled on the correct choice to exchange up to choose him in the 2018 draft, and McDermott said Allen’s advancement is an impression of the establishment’s present standing.
“It’s certainly a benchmark or landmark to where we’ve gotten beyond now, right,” he said. “I think that speaks well for the future of this organization moving forward. There’s not a lot of teams that can answer that question and say ‘yes, we have our quarterback,’ and I can tell you, and you’ve watched it, Josh Allen is a very good quarterback and one we can win with for years to come.”