Sean McDermott, head coach of the Buffalo Bills, is on the hot seat right now, and it has nothing to do with his team’s current underperformance.
The 6-6 Buffalo Bills face the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, and a defeat would almost certainly eliminate the Bills from playoff contention—a humiliating conclusion for a team that many had designated as a playoff lock and Super Bowl contender before the season.
Instead of preparing for that historic game with clear eyes and complete attention, the team has been rocked by a four-year-old scandal that has resurfaced.
According to ESPN, the incident originates from a 2019 training camp discussion in which McDermott casually praised the 9/11 attackers’ collaboration in successfully hijacking numerous planes.
McDermott is said to have “[asked] players in the room questions about how the attacks were executed and [referenced] the hijackers getting on the same page.”
Several athletes verified the bizarre incident, while others told ESPN they had forgotten about it.
The strange statements were brought up again on Thursday in a long-form post on the Bills by Go Long, which mostly attempted to investigate why the team is underperforming.
“[McDermott] cited the hijackers as a group of people who were all able to get on the same page to orchestrate attacks to perfection,” Go Long’s Tyler Dunne wrote of the 2019 incident.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 7, 2023
McDermott addressed the resurfaced scandal on Thursday.
“My intent in the meeting that day was to discuss the importance of communication and being on the same page with the team,” the suddenly embattled coach told reporters.
“I regretted mentioning 9/11 in my message that day and I immediately apologized to the team. Not only was 9/11 a horrific event in our country’s history, but a day that I lost a good family friend.”
Sean McDermott just addressed the 9/11 meeting referenced by @TyDunne's article published today. He said he plans on addressing this with the team later today once they get out of meetings. Here's the first few minutes of his comments from moments ago @WKBW pic.twitter.com/lKBdGVd8GV
— Matthew Bové (@Matt_Bove) December 7, 2023
McDermott went on to say that he would revisit the ill-conceived analogy with his squad.
“It is important to me that … we’re all on the same page and they — even guys that weren’t here — understand how I feel about the 9/11 event,” he said. “I regretted and apologized for … not doing a good job of clearly communicating my point. And I’m going to do the same with the team today.”
When this incident was brought back to the forefront, the reaction on social media was swift and strong.
The fact that McDermott, the only NFL head coach whose club plays in New York State (the New York Giants and New York Jets both play in New Jersey), casually mentioned 9/11 as an example of strong teamwork is an inexplicable error for many fans.
According to ESPN, McDermott, who memorably ended the Bills’ 18-year playoff drought in his first year with the team in 2017, is currently under contract through 2027.
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