With a 5-2 record, confidence in their roster, and a commitment to making “responsible’’ decisions, Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott and general manager Brandon Beane let the NFL’s trade deadline come and go on Tuesday.
They have no regrets.
McDermott made thatclear in his Wednesday news conference at New Era Field when quizzed extensively about not making any moves to potentially improve his team ,which despite its strong record has played down the level of lesser opponents and is coming off its worst performance of the year in a 31-13 loss at home to the Philadelphia Eagles.
“Brandon and I met and had conversations the last couple weeks,’’ McDermott said of potential roster moves. “He and his staff do a good job looking into things. At the end of the day, you all know that we’re going to do things that are in the best interest of this organization, short and long term. At the end of the day, we didn’t find something that would be responsible for us to do. I know a lot of teams go out there and just do things, but we’re trying to do things here the right way and we want to be responsible with that as well.’’
The Bills’ offense ranks 24th in points per game at 19.1 and has fallen to 19th in yardage (345.7) after being held to 253 yards by Philadelphia. Adding a receiver or running back may have been a consideration.