Found August 16, 2013 on Football Nation:
Who doesn't love Fred Jackson?The man who was once the leader of the Bills rushing attack, and is playing second fiddle to the stronger, more aggressive runner, CJ Spiller, is a great teammate.Injuries and time have worn on him, but who doesn't want a player who brings his lunch pale to work every day and works as hard as Jackson? When you talk about players who are underrated in the NFL, the man from Coe College is at the top or close to the top of his list.From the moment he stepped on the practice field for Buffalo, you just knew he would be great. Jackson was invited to training camp with the Bills in 2006 by then Bills general manager Marv Levy. By the way, Levy was an alum himslef of Coe. When he made his first career start against the Washington Redskins in 2007, he rushed for 82 yards while catching four passes for 69 yards in a Bills victory. Not a bad way to walk into the NFL.While he has rushed for over 4,000 yards in his career and averages more than four yards a...

Could Nickell Robey Emerge as Bills’ Nickel Cornerback?

Buffalo Bills’ 2012 fourth-round pick Ron Brooks is entering his second year with the team and is expected to be the nickel, or No. 3 cornerback. With defensive coordinator Mike Pettine stating that the team would be operating primarily out of nickel and dime packages, the No. 3 cornerback will be an important asset to the Bills’ 2013 defense. While players like Brooks and third...

E.J. Manuel with another impressive game

Even though the Bills gave Kevin Kolb the start, it was E.J. Manuel who continued to flourish on Friday night. Kolb had a dreadful night after missing his receivers numerous times.  It’s obvious that he’s not going to win the starting job. Manuel on the other hand finished the night 10-12 for 92 yards and 1 touchdown. It was truly impressive how much Manuel was in control of...

This Awesome Bills Fan Loves the Wave More than You Love Anything

Tonight’s Buffalo Bills Minnesota Vikings preseason game offered some important insights into the team, but it was still a preseason game. So, the Buddy Nixon’s crew enthusiasm was a little more muted than usual. Not so for this lively guy sitting in front of us, who was having as good a time as anyone ever. Check it: Now that’s just awesome. The wave’s a little tired, but...

E.J Manuel Looks to have Bills QB Job Locked Up

While E.J Manuel hasn’t officially been named the starting QB, the title seems to be somewhat of a formality. E.J Manuel finished the night 10-12 for 92 yds and the TD in just 3 series. The post E.J Manuel Looks to have Bills QB Job Locked Up appeared first on Gridiron Experts. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

EJ Manuel pulling away from Kevin Kolb in QB competition

The Buffalo Bills entered training camp with E.J. Manuel and Kevin Kolb competing for the starting quarterback job. Kolb, who was signed by the team in the offseason, seemed like the leader to start Week 1 because of his experience. But through two preseason games, it’s looking more and more like Manuel will open the […]

QB Kevin Kolb to start Bills’ second preseason game

Pittsford, NY- According to, Veteran quarterback, Kevin Kolb will start at quarterback for the Buffalo Bills in their preseason game Friday night against the Minnesota Vikings. After practice Wednesday night, Buffalo Bills head coach, Doug Marrone, announced that journeyman QB Kevin Kolb will start the Bills Will Kevin Kolb shine in his first preseason start for...

Bills a step closer to giving keys to E.J. Manuel

BY NICK ST. DENISThe Buffalo Bills drafted E.J. Manuel to be the quarterback of the (near and long-term) future. The future is looking more and more like now.Manuel has been trending toward an opening day start since the beginning of training camp, and Friday night's preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings certainly didn't impede. The first-round rookie stepped in in...

Manuel leads Bills to 20-16 preseason win over Vikings

Kevin Kolb did not make a bold statement in the battle for starting quarterback and the Buffalo Bills’ defense looked good in Friday night’s exhibition against the Minnesota Vikings. Kolb managed to engineer just four first downs in five series against the Vikings’ defensive starters. On the last two drives of the first half against Minnesota’s second-stringers Kolb drove...

Bills 20, Vikings 16

With no Adrian Peterson to worry about, Jerry Hughes and the Buffalo Bills' defense thoroughly stymied Christian Ponder and the Minnesota Vikings in 20-16 preseason victory Friday night. Hughes had two sacks and forced a fumble, and backup linebacker Jamie Blatnick recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown. Hughes was starting in place of defensive end Mario Williams...

Vikings-Bills Preseason Game: 5 Things We Learned

With every passing week in the preseason, we start to get more of a feel about which players may make a splash and how a team may perform as a whole for the upcoming year.   Although Adrian Peterson did not play in this game, the Vikings and Bills did show us some things to keep an eye on for both next week and for the regular season. 1. The Vikings Offensive Line Needs WorkAs...

Fake takes on a fake game: Bills/Vikings

WARNING: This is preseason. Preseason football is a scam. It is crap. Don't read into it at all. Even folks in the media know it is crap sandwich, but they have to find something to talk about.  Just realize I'm blogging about it because preseason football is better than no football and I'm bored. Also, if you think I'm a hypocrite for blogging about something I...

Bills-Vikings Preseason Preview

The Buffalo Bills are taking on the Minnesota Vikings Friday night, just six days after an impressive 44-20 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. The Vikings were defeated by the Houston Texans 27-13 in their first preseason contest of 2013. For a relatively young Bills squad learning new systems on both sides of the ball, these preseason games are extremely valuable. So what should...
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