Sean McDermott was hired by the Buffalo Bills this off-season as the franchise’s new head coach following the team’s departure from Rex Ryan with one week left in their disappointing 2016 season. According to Bills Pro Bowl outside linebacker Lorenzo Alexander, McDermott’s short time on the job has already been impressive.
Alexander joined The Jim Rome Show on CBS Sports Radio on Tuesday and raved about his new head coach.
“Love him. Very organized, passionate, great leader, has presented us a clear vision and mission as far as what he wants us to accomplish this year,” Alexander said about McDermott. “We have complete buy in from top down, and that’s what we need here, and I think we are going to be pretty competitive this year moving forward.”
After having his best season in 2016, his first year with Buffalo, Alexander talked about his adjustment to the cold weather and how the incredible fan base made it easier.
“Obviously being a California boy, I wasn’t jumping at the bit to come up here knowing how cold it was,” Alexander said. “But once I got up here and met the people, blue collar city, very passionate, very intelligent fan base, and they’ve really welcomed me in, and I’ve really enjoyed it, especially this year, getting out into the community more and getting to know people. It’s really been a blessing.”
The two-time Pro Bowler pointed out their 17-year playoff drought, the longest in the NFL, hasn’t stopped that passionate fan base from representing.
“Obviously we haven’t been to the playoffs, but they show up and they show out on Saturday’s,” Alexander said. “Even Friday nights, I mean that RV lot next to The Cap is packed, so this year we want to put on a show for them and hopefully get to the playoffs and kind of give them what they deserve.”