McDermott angry at second-guessing while Peterman takes demotion in stride

September 12, 2018 11:31 PM

The Buffalo Bills' change of quarterback is causing a lot of talk- including from some of those involved in the decision to elevate rookie quarterback Josh Allen to starter over Nathan Peterman.

While Bills fans know they are in for some growing pains with Allen, a switch like this in week 2 seems rather sudden. After all, just one week ago everyone was told that Peterman gave the Bills the best chance to win. That clearly didn't happen in their big loss in Baltimore. 

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Which raises the question of whether head coach Sean McDermott has misjudged the quarterbacks. It is a question that McDermott doesn't care for.

"Well, listen," he says, "I thought this was the right move, I thought this was the right move. And I'll take that to my grave, and that's how I felt about it and I'll always try to make the right move for our football team, some times it's going to work out, sometimes it's not. I stand by that as a leader, both the ones that work out and the ones that don't." 

Lost in all the excitement over the flashy new rookie QB about to get his first start is Peterman, now cast to the side for the 2nd year in a row.

He's had a tough year. He publicly failed on a national stage and was ridiculed for months for his play last season, and that only got worse after Baltimore.

Still, with all of that, Peterman was a professional on Wednesday and answered every question reporters threw his way.

"It doesn't make it easier that it happened again, for sure it's hard," he says, "Every time, there's no sugar coating that. But at the same time for myself I'm going to keep believing. I'm not going to give up. You know, you put everything you have into this and when it doesn't go the way you want it to, it hurts. You wonder why at times, but at the same time there's no time for that. I have a role now, I know what my role is, and I'm going to go out and do that to the best of my ability and try to help us win." 

The Bills play the Chargers on Sunday. 


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