The starts for the Bills’ two top rookies could not be more different.
Tre’Davious White was named AFC Defensive Player of the Month. He has an interception, a fumble recovery and a touchdown the last two weeks.
Zay Jones has one reception in the last two games and only four all season. Yet, he already has a handful of near misses and one that sealed Buffalo’s only defeat.
Sean McDermott says White isn’t good by accident. He’s doing the work.
“The success he’s had is not a mistake. It’s not happenstance. He’s wired the right way,” McDermott said.
Jones certainly seems to be pressing a bit. McDermott isn’t concerned and believe he will only get better.
“He’s going through what normal rookies go through that come in and are expected to play right away go through.”
With Jordan Matthews having surgery on a broken thumb, Jones may be the Bills best option at receiver for a few weeks.
10 Men On The Field?
McDermott grumpily admitted the Bills only had ten defenders on the field for the final play of their win in Atlanta.
The coaches knew they were short a defender, but could not do anything about it.
McDermott called a time out after seeing Atlanta’s initial formation on the fourth down play. If he called another one to prevent the Bills from playing ten men, it would have been a penalty and an automatic first down.
He says substitutions is an area where the Bills need to improve, but he credited the ten guys who were on the field for allowing Buffalo to get away with the mistake.