Found June 01, 2013 on
New York Giants
1) Get ready for some fast paced footballOTAs were played at a fast pace and snaps were made 15 second into when the play clock started. This isn't going to be your Manning-type offense with audibles, hot routes, and a last second snap. This strategy was probably the reasoning behind picking EJ Manuel instead of Matt Barkley or Ryan Nassib.2) There's a punter battleI think I'm the only person I know who truly appreciates the punter position and it excites me to see two players duking it out for the solo roster spot (unless Buffalo wants to keep two punters on their roster). Shawn Powell and Brian Stahovich are two the two guys battling to be the man in charge of giving the opposing team horrible field position. We'll see how this works out in the end.3) There's also a quarterback battleTavaris Jackson vs. Kevin Kolb vs EJ ManuelThis is the battle for starting quarterback that will headline Buffalo until opening day. You would assume that, in the long run, the sta...
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Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley was a guest on PFT Live and made it clear that rookie E.J. Manuel not be handed the starting quarterback job.
“I think what we decided, and I think [Marrone] promotes it, is competition throughout the whole team,” Whaley said, via ProFootballTalk.com. “And I will throw in those three guys in there and see the competition makes everybody...
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone has been very impressed with rookie quarterback E.J. Manuel so far.
“From my standpoint … EJ Manuel has done better (as a rookie) than any of the other organizations I’ve been a part of,” said Marrone, per BuffaloBills.com.
Marrone doesn’t have an extensive NFL resume, but he did coach with the Saints and Jets in the 2000′s. The...
There was a lot of second guessing at the NFL Draft in April when the Buffalo Bills and their new head coach Doug Marrone went with quarterback EJ Manuel over his college QB Ryan Nassib and a few other notables, but Marrone is downright giddy when talking about what he's seeing from his rookie.
"From my standpoint ... EJ Manuel has done better (as a rookie) than any...
Over Buffalo’s ten day OTA period Bills fans were able to get a glimpse at the team under the new coaching staff. During this time many players stepped up and helped their case for making a roster spot. A few didn’t do anything of note and for that reason they’ll fall into the stock down category. Considering training camp hasn’t yet begun, every player still has an opportunity...
Stevie Johnson and Kevin Kolb left Thursday's practice looking like a pretty stout match.The two reportedly connected on a pair of touchdowns toward the end of the Buffalo Bills' second-to-last OTA workout, by far the best showing to date for either player this offseason. But while Johnson agreed after practice that the two are starting to build rapport, he emphasized that...
The OTAs are officially over at 1 Bills Drive. Buffalo wrapped up their tenth practice on Friday and there was plenty to discuss!
Joe Buscaglia of WGR did a nice job of tracking the quarterback’s stats on Friday, although he tweeted out a disclaimer that the results were unofficial:
Super unofficial #Bills QB stats from today that you shouldn’t read in...
Who’s ready for training camp? The ninth day of OTAs are in the books and the defense looked strong once again on Thursday.
Buffalo’s defense has been flying on all cylinders this week at OTAs. This should come as no surprise with Mike Pettine as defensive coordinator. Nigel Bradham for is a big fan of the defense:
“It’s been good. Anytime you can cause confusion...
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When the Buffalo Bills selected E.J Manuel with the 16th overall selection in this past April’s NFL Draft the expectation was that he would compete, and likely, earn the team’s starting quarterback position.
With nearly three weeks of Organized Team Activities completed and mandatory minicamp right around the corner, it’s not Manuel who is getting...
For most reserve and fringe players, proving versatility and absorbing as many reps as possible is the best way to stay on an NFL roster -- at least that seems to be Dorin Dickerson's plan.The Buffalo Bills' utility man was in the process of transitioning into a wide receiver role when injuries to tight ends Mickey Shuler and Lee Smith left a hole in the team's depth...
DeMarco Sampson, a 2011 7th round pick of the Cardinals, was signed by the Buffalo Bills. He joins a young and inexperienced cast of receivers to battle it out in camp to get snaps on the opposite side of the field to Steve Johnson. Sampson made headlines during his rookie year in camp but only caught 3 passes in all of 2011. He didn’t make it onto the field in 2012 and is looking...
Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone was impressed with rookie wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers Friday. Except on one occasion.During the Bills' final OTA practice, Rogers got his coach's attention with a nice route, move and catch on a 15-yard pass from fellow rookie E.J. Manuel. What Rogers did after the play, however, caught Marrone's attention for a different reason....
Don't be fooled by the headline, yes you would expect the new Head Coach of an NFL team to be raving about his newly drafted first round Quarterback. However, Doug Marrone of the Buffalo Bills is over the moon with EJ Manuel via the Buffalo Bills website, after Friday's practice:
"From my standpoint ... EJ Manuel has done better (as a rookie) than any of the other...