McDermott: Kyler Murray has a 'unique' skill set

Bills head coach Sean McDermott joined the Howard and Jeremy Show for his weekly appearance on Buffalo Bills Football Friday

For the first time since 1993, the Buffalo Bills are 7-2 through the first nine game of a season. They got to that mark last Sunday with an impressive 44-34 win over the Seattle Seahwaks at Bills Stadium in Orchard Park.

The Bills have the opportunity to improve to 8-2 ahead of next week's bye week as the team will travel or Arizona to take on the Cardinals at State Farm Stadium in Glendale. The Bills started the 1993 season 8-2 as well, en route to a 12-4 finish and a fourth-straight trip to the Super Bowl.

Last week was all about Josh Allen and the Buffalo defense carrying the Bills to a statement victory.

Allen finished his afternoon throwing for 415 yards and accounting for four touchdowns (three passing, one rushing) just one day after his grandmother passed away. The Bills quarterback ended up earning his second AFC Offensive Player of the Week honor this season for his performance, becoming the third Bills player to ever be named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week in the same season.

As for the defense, they allowed Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson to throw for a season-high 390 yards passing, however, they forced four turnovers of Wilson on the afternoon, picking him off twice and forcing two fumbles, and sacked him five times.

While Wilson may be one of the better quarterbacks the Bills will face all season, this week will present its own challenge with Kyler Murray and a high-tempo Cardinals offense. Arizona enters Sunday's contest as the top-ranked offense in the NFL, in terms of yards per-game (422.0), while Murray continues to prove to be one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the league. The second-year signal caller is on a pace to finish the 2020 season with more than 4,200 yards passing and nearly 1,100 yards on the ground.

Bills head coach Sean McDermott took some time on Friday to join the Howard and Jeremy Show for his weekly appearance on WGR. He talked about his team's performance this past week against the Seahawks, how his team is preparing for the Cardinals this week, and more.

Here is some of what he had to say:

McDermott on the success of the offense last week against Seattle:
"It all comes down to execution. Whether you're passing or you're running, whatever you do, you have to do it well and do it at a high level in order to sustain it. It was good to see, and we're hard at work trying to practice to continue to grow and get better as an offensive football team."

McDermott on the performance of A.J. Klein against the Seahawks:
"I thought he played a very aggressive, productive game. It was good to see. I know what he's capable of, and he's been hard at work. It was just nice to see him reach the fruits of his labor."

McDermott on preparing to defend Murray:
"I think the word that comes to mind is unique. Mobility is one thing, but a unique type of mobility with quickness, speed and a lot of arm talent to boot. It will be a big challenge for us defensively and as a team."

McDermott on the skilled weapon of the Cardinals offense:
"They've got a lot of skill. They went and traded for [DeAndre] Hopkins, and they've got a lot of skill along with Larry Fitzgerald (Hall of Famer), Christian Kirk and a couple of other receivers that are awfully good in there as well. They've got a lot of skill on offense, they've been putting up a lot of points. We have to earn the right to win with a good practice today, and as we head out tomorrow for Arizona."

McDermott on the defense creating turnovers last week:
"Making plays on the ball is the name of the game at the end of the day. We need to continue in that effort, playing offense when we're on defense. "

You can listen to the entire interview below:

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