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Bills Today | Sean McDermott previews Super Bowl and talks coach of the year race


1. Sean McDermott previews Super Bowl and talks coach of the year race

Sean McDermott is still in the building at One Bills Drive and is already seeing some familiar faces return. After a week at the Pro Bowl, McDermott saw cornerback Tre'Davious White in the weight room where McDermott jokingly criticized his technique.

But, McDermott who has been named a finalist for the NFL's coach of the year award, uses it as an example that the award is a true team effort.

"It is an honor," McDermott said on One Bills Live. "But like most of the awards or most of that recognition I think it's truly a team deal and you don't get that recognition without winning games and you don't get that without a team and a great staff and great support in out building."

In addition to attending the NFL Honors ceremony while in Miami, McDermott will be keyed in on head coach Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs. McDermott hasn't announced who he's rooting for but his experience with Reid dates back to McDermott's time on the Eagles.

"It's been so satisfying to watch him have the success he's had this season and to get where he's gotten to with this football team," McDermott said. "He's a man that refuses to cut corners and he's as consistent as you would want a coach to be."

Reid, who has been known to be called Big Red, has been calling McDermott "Redhead."

2. These former Bills will play in the Super Bowl

A few former Buffalo Bills will take the field at Super Bowl LIV in Miami this Sunday.

Lining up for Kansas City will be LeSean McCoy, Sammy Watkins, and Reggie Ragland.

"I had a lot of fun [in Buffalo]," McCoy said. "At first I didn't know… 'It's so cold, ah… 'but when you get there, it's like a different type of like, vibe you get. It's like football is everything. And I enjoyed myself. So people ask me about it, 'did you like Buffalo?' I tell them yeah and they seem kind of surprised but… it's a special place."

McCoy spent four years in Buffalo, playing in 57 games and amassing over 3,800 yards on the ground. McCoy was a three-time Pro Bowler, including the 2016 season when he had 1,267 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Watkins was a Buffalo first-round pick in 2014 and spent three seasons in Orchard Park. He was traded away to the Los Angeles Rams in 2017. Ragland was a second round pick for Buffalo but never played a snap after tearing his ACL during training camp his rookie season.

The only former Bill on San Francisco's roster is receiver Marquise Goodwin who played four seasons here. Goodwin hasn't been a Bill since 2016, when he posted a then career-high 431 receiving yards. Goodwin will not play after being put on the injured reserve list on December 10.

3. What the NFL commissioner said about the Bills stadium situation

While speaking to reporters in Miami ahead of the Super Bowl, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was asked about the future of the Bills stadium.

"A stadium that is going to be competitive with other stadiums around the league is going to be important in that context," Goodell said. "I think everyone is committed to that, whether it's a new significant renovation or a completely different facility in a new place."

Goodell, a native of Jamestown NY, spoke about the stadium in June, stating that "I want to make sure the franchise remains stable here and continues to stay competitive."

The Bills are currently locked into a lease with Erie Country to play at New Era Field until 2023.

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