Michael Buchanan

Height: 6' 6"
Weight: 255
College: Illinois
Birth Place: Homewood, Illinois
Draft: 2013 7th round (20th pick) by the
  • Sean McDermott: You can't 'be a one-sided head coach and be effective'
    CBS Sports

    Sean McDermott: You can't 'be a one-sided head coach and be effective'

    In the NFL, it's fairly well accepted that certain coaches are good at certain things. Bruce Arians and Sean Payton are offensive gurus, whereas Rex Ryan and Pete Carroll excel with defense. Much of this is due to coaching background, and it's partially due to the tendency to categorize everything NFL. New Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott, however, doesn't think that these classifications do coaches justice. Speaking to the Buffalo News, McDermott talked about how he wants to be well-rounded. McDermott comes from a background as a defensive coordinator, most recently with the Panthers. "You can't just be a one-sided head coach and be effective," he said. McDermott comes from the Andy Reid coaching

  • USA Today

    Buffalo Bills training camp capsule

    BUFFALO BILLS (7-9) OPEN CAMP: July 27, St. John Fisher College, Pittsford, New York. LAST YEAR: Coach Rex Ryan failed to deliver on vow to build bully and address high-priced under-performing defense, leaving owner Terry Pegula little choice but to fire him in final week of season. Sean McDermott was hired to replace Ryan, then GM Brandon Beane was hired to replace Doug Whaley, who was fired in April. Lost four of final five games, extending playoff drought to 17 seasons — longest active streak in North America's four professional sports. Defense allowed 240-plus yards rushing three times; generated combined six turnovers in final nine games; and allowed 29 straight points in final 20 minutes

  • 2017 NFL Preview: AFC East
    Baltimore Beatdown

    2017 NFL Preview: AFC East

    New England absolutely owns the AFC East, winning the division in 13 of the 14 previous seasons. The Patriots won 14 regular season games last year in route to another Super Bowl championship. Miami also earned a wildcard bid with 10 victories during head coach Adam Gase’s first season. This is a straightforward division to forecast, as New England is the clear-cut Super Bowl favorite while the Jets are the longest of long shots. Cross conference pairings with the capable NFC South and intra conference matchups against the AFC West should preclude the AFC East from producing a wildcard team in 2017. Final division standings predictions: 1. New England Patriots Head coach Bill Belichick, offensive