Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 7/4/13
What's being sold is the idea that Buffalo Bills quarterback Kevin Kolb is nothing but a mere placeholder for rookie quarterback E.J. Manuel, who many have assumed will be the starter in week 1. As the offseason so far has revealed, Kolb might actually be the better choice over unproven Manuel, at least goign into training camp. Manuel might be the long-term solution, but Kolb isn't laying down and accepting his presumed backup status. He has the veteran experience that Manuel doesn't have, and in minicamp, he showed that he's at least on equal footing with Manuel, reports Greg Rosenthal of NFL.com. "I don't buy what's being sold I guess," Kolb told the Bills' official website. "I just listen to what (the coaches) tell me to do and roll on with it. I have a lot of confidence in my abilities and this offense and hopefully what I can do in it." If Kolb wants the starting job, he'll have to really separate himself from Manuel, for as is usually the case, a tie goes to the rookie. 
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