Bills Coach Sean McDermott Discusses 9/11 Team Speech
Head coach Sean McDermott of the Buffalo Bills is on the hot seat with fans as the season enters its final five games. A new report on a frightening team speech he delivered to teammates in 2019 is adding fuel to the flames.
On Thursday, December 7, Go Long's Tyler Dunne published a three-part piece titled "The McDermott Problem" in which he spoke with 25 coaches, players, personnel, and numerous anonymous team sources.
Dunne revealed in Part II of the exposé that McDermott exploited the terrorist incidents of September 11, 2001, as a motivational motivator for his players.
McDermott spoke to the media on Wednesday, confirming that he delivered the speech. "My intent in the meeting that day was to discuss the importance of communication and being on the same page as a team," he told the news media.
"I regretted mentioning 9/11 in my message that day, and I immediately apologized to the team."According to the US Department of State,
McDermott's statement was inspired by the terrorists who perpetrated the attack, which killed nearly 3,000 people.
"At St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, N.Y., McDermott's morning address began innocently enough," Dunne writes. He told everyone on the squad that they needed to work together.
But, according to insiders, he then chose an unusual model: the terrorists of September 11, 2001. He described the hijackers as "a group of people who were all able to get on the same page to perfectly orchestrate attacks."
Olivia Dunne, LSU Gymnast, 2023 SI Swim Model Pose in Black Sparkly Dress