At times, Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott can be a caricature of his job.
He claps a lot. (Seriously. A lot.)
He uses season-long catch phrases like "Trust the Process" and "Playoff Caliber."
And, his press conferences are riddled with coachspeak and clichés, you'd think he was a robot.
But, Sean McDermott is as human as they come. Look no further than Sunday night.
Moments after the Bills defeated the Dolphins, McDermott walked up the tunnel, stood outside the locker room and hugged or shook hands with every player and coach to walk in.
(Need I remind you, the Bengals and Ravens were going down to the wire.)
But, rather than rush into the locker room to watch the game, McDermott waited for everyone.
In those few minutes, you saw why this team is different.
Why this team is special.
Why this team, really is, playoff caliber.