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Sean McDermott Has Blunt Response To Bill Belichick Question

Sean McDermott looks onto the field as coach.

FOXBOROUGH, MA - DECEMBER 23: Head coach Sean McDermott of the Buffalo Bills looks on during the second half against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on December 23, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Most of the credit for the Patriots' 14-10 win over the Bills on Monday night went to Bill Belichick, and rightfully so. That being said, Bills head coach Sean McDermott was not thrilled when asked about Belichick during his postgame press conference.

McDermott has a lot of respect for Belichick and what he's able to do from a coaching perspective, but he believes Monday night's game simply came down to the Bills not making the most out of their opportunities.

"Let's not give more credit than we need to give credit to Bill Belichick in this one," McDermott said when asked about the psychological impact of coaching against Belichick. "Whether it's Bill or anybody else - they beat us, right? You sit here and you tell me when we start with an average starting field position at the 40-yard line and he starts at the 23-yard line - and I'm rounding up in both cases - and we were 1 for 4 in the red zone, and they were 0 for 1 in the red zone? You give me that ahead of time then I like my chances. I like my chances.

"So, with all due respect, it's not a Bill Belichick-type thing. It's what are you doing with the opportunities you got? What are you doing with the opportunities you got? We turned the ball over at the plus 30-something yard line. It's sloppy football. It's sloppy football. So, I'm very comfortable in that situation."

McDermott's frustration is warranted considering how significant of a loss this was for his team.

The Bills had a chance to show they're the team to beat in the AFC East. Instead, they were bullied in the trenches by the Patriots. Belichick's squad had over 200 rushing yards and only attempted three passes.

We'll see if the Bills can redeem themselves on Dec. 26 when they face the Patriots at Gillette Stadium.