After multiple years of mediocracy at One Bills Drive, we've happened upon the anniversary of a key date in Bills history. It didn't seem like it at the time when it happened, but after the last seven years, this has proved to be a key decision by Terry and Kim Pegula, along with Doug Whaley, who was team general manager at the time and has given us some amazing results.

It's safe to say that Buffalo hiring Sean McDermott as its head coach on January 11, 2017, was a great decision by the Bills.

McDermott, who was formerly the defensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers, became the 20th head coach in Bills franchise history when he was hired, and the last seven years have proven to be very good for us: McDermott has coached a total 114 for the Bills and has earned a record of 73-41. This gives him a winning percentage of 64%. Those 73 wins solidify McDermott as the 2nd most winningest coach in Bills history, trailing only Marv Levy.

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In addition to McDermott having such success with the team, he has also led the team to 4 straight AFC East titles.

Sean McDermott is an excellent football coach and we feel he is the perfect leader for this team... Sean's intelligence, leadership qualities and vision for our team impressed us throughout the interview process.
-Doug Whaley, Bills General Manager in 2017

After McDermott was hired, he earned an A grade for some of the initial coaching moves he made within a few days of taking the reigns.

We believe we have hired a smart, determined and hard-working head coach who has been training for many years to achieve this goal, Sean is an ambitious leader who has the desire to lead this organization to compete for and ultimately win a Super Bowl... We look forward to working with Sean for many years to come.
-Terry Pegula, Owner of Buffalo Bills

The advice McDermott gives seems to be right; many in Buffalo are glad that we trust the process.

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