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95-Year-Old Buffalo Bills Legend Sends Message to Sean McDermott: ‘Still a Long Road to Travel’

by Matthew Wilson
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Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott has a high-profile admirer. Coaching legend Marv Levy, 95, has only good things to say about McDermott.

Recently McDermott led the Bills to win the AFC East title against the Denver Broncos. It’s the first time the NFL team has won the title in around 25 years. That victory didn’t go unnoticed. For instance, Levy, who coached the Bills from 1986 to 1997, praised his successor. During his coaching tenor, Levy led the Bills to four American Football Conference championships.

“Beyond the high regard I do have for the Buffalo Bills fans, I’ve really been very favorably impressed with Sean McDermott,” Levy told 7 Eyewitness News. “What he’s done. I was pleased for him.”

The Buffalo Bills Legend Sent a Congratulatory Email

Since then, Levy could barely withhold his excitement over the Bills’ victory. To congratulate McDermott and all that he’s accomplished, Levy sent an email filled with praise. He also expressed his love for Bills’ fans everywhere.

“I just told him, honestly, that I was thrilled and I’m sure he was too about the Bills winning it,” Levy also said. “And I congratulated him so much. I told him I know there’s still a long road to travel and I know he’d attack it the way it’s meant to be.”

Ironically, Levy and McDermott have a connection that goes beyond just coaching for the Bills. McDermott graduated with his bachelor’s and played football for the College of William & Mary. Meanwhile, Levy coached for half a decade at the college before going to the NFL.

“I told him, doggonit, that’s it, get back to work,” Levy said, suggesting the coach not rest on his laurels. He also shared some advice when it comes to the Super Bowl. “Something I’ve always said, it isn’t just a great quarterback, it isn’t just a great coach, it isn’t just great players. It’s total organization that wins. It even goes beyond the players into how the personnel department. It isn’t a good coach, it’s a good coaching staff as far as the teaching aspects go.”