PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) – Buffalo Payments coach Sean McDermott just isn’t happy with receiver Kelvin Benjamin questioning why the Carolina Panthers drafted him, and criticizing former teammate Cam Newton’s accuracy.
McDermott says “there is a time and a spot” to debate these issues, including “this was not one in every of them.” McDermott says he is knowledgeable Benjamin this isn’t how he needs his gamers to air their grievances.
McDermott spoke Sunday afternoon earlier than the Payments returned to apply following a break day, and two days after Benjamin voiced his criticisms in an interview with The Athletic.
Benjamin was quoted as saying getting drafted by the Panthers was “a nasty match from the get-go,” when requested to evaluate his remaining 2 1-2 seasons in Carolina. With out mentioning Newton particularly, Benjamin mentioned he may have been extra productive with “another quarterback.”
He then pinpointed a number of star quarterbacks, together with Inexperienced Bay’s Aaron Rodgers, in saying that they had the information and accuracy of inserting a go to a spot that makes it simpler for a receiver to catch the ball.
The Panthers’ first-round choose in 2014, Benjamin set staff data for rookies with 73 catches, 1,008 yards receiving and 9 touchdowns. He missed your entire 2015 season with a left knee harm, and totaled 95 catches for 1,416 yards and 9 touchdowns in his subsequent 24 video games earlier than being traded to Buffalo in October.
Benjamin beforehand informed The Related Press he requested to be traded.
McDermott mentioned one problem he had with Benjamin’s feedback is the Payments open their preseason Thursday internet hosting Carolina.
What makes Benjamin’s feedback extra awkward is McDermott and Payments common supervisor Brandon Beane beforehand labored collectively for the Panthers. McDermott spent six seasons as Carolina’s defensive coordinator earlier than being employed by Buffalo in 2017.
Beane was the Panthers’ assistant common supervisor, and had a hand in drafting Benjamin.
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