E.J Manuel

Posted: April 26, 2013 in Sports
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Last night the Buffalo Bills took the first step in a rebuild. With the 16 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft  the Bills selected E.J. Manuel. QB Florida State. Manuel is 6’5 237 pounds  and is able to play the read option. During his time with Florida State Manuel had a senior year record of 12-2. 

The Bills have not had a NFL quality QB for over a decade. The last top QB the Bills had was Jim Kelly, and Bills fans remember how well that turned out. I’m not saying Manuel will have success like Kelly did, but the prospect of the Bills being a fraction as good has this city buzzing. 

If the Bills want this to work Manuel needs to hold a clip board for at least some of the coming season. The Bills traded for Kevin Kolb, and they should allow him to play at least until Manuel get a feel for the NFL game. There has been a trend in recent years for a first round QB to start right out of the gate, but I don’t believe Manuel to be NFL ready yet.

With time and work, the Bills may just  circle the wagons yet again. The fan base is ready, the city is ready, and for once the Bills seem to understand they need to reload. As this new chapter of Bills football unfolds; fans around here cross their fingers,and hope their suffering is over.


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