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Bills DBs coach to face his 2 NFL sons in fall

Posted by Chris Brown on February 18, 2016 – 9:28 am

Bills secondary coach Tim McDonald had a successful 13-year NFL playing career with a Super Bowl title with San Francisco and six Pro Bowls on his resume. Now his two sons are playing in the NFL for teams the Bills will face in 2016, making for an awkwardly competitive situation this fall.

McDonald’s older son T.J. McDonald plays for the Los Angeles Rams as a safety, while younger son Tevin McDonald plays for the Oakland Raiders as a safety and special teamer. The Bills will face both teams on the road this coming season.

“That’s going to be a little different to go against my sons, but they know how I am,” McDonald told “They’re professional. They understand what it means to be a pro. We’re going to try our darndest to kick both their butts when we play them and they’ll try to do the same.

“T.J. jokes about it all the time when I talk to him because I have to watch his game film as well as our game film and kind of critique him. He’ll say, ‘Boy I saw you guys play and saw the tape you guys got your butt kicked. I think we would’ve beat you guys.’ And I’ll look at his game film and say some of the same things. I’ll tell him, ‘If we play you guys and you do this kind of junk we’ll kick the crap out of you.’”

Suffice to say some heavy bragging rights will be on the line this coming season for the McDonald family.

“It’ll be competitive, but it’ll be professional,” said McDonald. “They’re going to do what they’ve got to do to try to win and we’ve got to do what we’ve got to do to win because we’re both trying to get to that next step which is the playoffs. They can’t beat dad. That can’t happen. They know it. Our guys better find a way to go 2-0 in those games.”


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