Originally written on NFL Injury Report  |  Last updated 11/17/14
As I wrote in my previous article, Buffalo Bills quarterback Kevin Kolb injured his knee in a most unusual manner.  On Saturday, while walking from one field to the other, Kolb slipped on a rubber mat used to cover the asphalt between fields. At the time, Bills coach, Doug Marrone, dismissed the slippery mishap and declared Kolb “day-by-day” because he “bumped his knee.”  With all professional athletes, they know their own bodies and the oft-injured Kolb has plenty of experience knowing when he is injured.  After the glide on the slide, Kolb slammed his helmet, telling this writer he thinks it is more serious.   Sometimes, player knows best. According to Mike Florio of NBC Sports, Kolb was not present for Sunday’s practice.  Even though Marrone is downplaying the injury and Kolb’s reaction could be an over-reaction, anytime on the pine for Kolb gives rookie EJ Manuel more time to prove himself.  Obviously, when the Bills drafted Manuel, they envisioned him to be a starter.  However, Kolb’s injury may thrust Manuel into the role of Sunday signal caller earlier than expected. The pressure put on both Kolb and Manuel by the Bills is unnecessary.  Bills general manager, Doug Whaley, called Manuel the “face of the franchise.”  This causes Kolb to have in the back of his mind that he must be at the top of his game or his career as a starter in the NFL will be over and Manuel now has the weight of Western New York on his inexperienced shoulders.  For the dedicated fans of the Buffalo Bills, let us hope Manuel has been training those deltoids.      You can follow me on twitter @TheSoftParade69 Talk football talk cigars talk anything, I know a little about a lot. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt Looking for fantasy football advice?
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