Coach McDermott press conference recap

Posted Jun 15, 2017

Bills head coach Sean McDermott addressed the media on the final day of mandatory minicamp. Here's what you should know.

Here are a few of the notable items addressed by head coach Sean McDermott on Thursday, the final day of minicamp.

Wright sitting out
CB Shareece Wright had to step out of practice early on Wednesday after sustaining an injury.

“Shareece is day to day with a calf (injury). No long term concerns on that,” said McDermott.

Glenn to be ready next month
Left tackle Cordy Glenn has not participated on the field at all this spring, but he is on schedule to be ready come late July. Glenn was seen at practice with his foot in a walking boot, but coach McDermott asserted that it was a preventative measure.

“Cordy remains week to week with the ankle,” he said. “That’s just all part of his rehab process, just trying to protect the area there. We expect him, anticipate him to be ready to go for training camp.”

Excited for training camp
With the release of the Bills training camp schedule Thursday morning, McDermott expressed his excitement for his first camp at St. John Fisher.

“First and foremost we’re excited to go to Rochester,” said McDermott. “I’m a big believer in camp and what we try to get out of it. Objectively that’s coming together as a football team, building the toughness of a football team. I’m excited to go to St. John Fisher and the Rochester area. We’ve got a lot of fans up there and I can’t wait for them to come out and watch us practice and go through our process and earn the right to win.”

Camp at Fisher is about a week shorter than usual. Coach McDermott explained why.

“Regarding the length of camp, we’re always going to do what we feel is best for our football team and our organization,” he said. “In this case we felt the timing was right at that point to get back (to One Bills Drive).”

Coach also cited summer thunderstorms as a big reason why most practices are scheduled for the morning.

High praise for Holmes
He’s had a consistent spring not only on offense, but special teams as well. WR Andre Holmes has positioned himself well in the eyes of the coaches heading into training camp.

“When you look at the target in the free agency time period there, we identified players we felt fit what we were looking for, our DNA,” said McDermott. “The body of work that Andre has exhibited since coming to the Bills organization has been exactly what we thought, if not more. The intangibles, he’s built like we want our players to be built from the inside. He’s a servant. He leads. He plays special teams. He puts the team first. Those are the qualities that we look for in our players.”

Leaning McGregor
On the heels of the announcement that Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will square off on Aug. 26th, head coach Sean McDermott was asked who he’d be rooting for.

“I love the competition,” he said. “I am a Conor McGregor fan. I love the edge and I’ve got some Irish in me here and there. I will be watching.”