Since McDermott’s arrival in 2017, he’s not only rebuilt the team’s roster but also its collective culture. A culture, built on a commitment to daily self-improvement for the benefit of the team, love and respect. His ‘Playoff Caliber’ mantra is something the players have fully accepted.
Pat DiMarco said: “That’s just what he will continue to say. “Guys will hear it but not always live it. Now is our nature. That’s that saying. First you form a habit, then the habit forms you. So now Now it’s a habit. You go in here and ̵6;Playoff Caliber’ is the norm, not just on the field, but in the training room, in the meeting room. with all my might.
“Perhaps the second biggest thing he preaches is your love for the guy next to you. You will sell to your best, not for yourself or your contract, but for the man next to you. next to you and his family and his happiness. There’s a lot about it. When you care about and love the guy you’re playing for, you’re just going to play much better. “