Found April 30, 2013 on BlackSportsOnline:
Chip Kelly is deemed the innovator of the sped up, high tempo offense that is trending NFL wide right now.  Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone utilizes his own version of uptempo offense, and it’s mainly responsible for getting him the head job in Buffalo. Marrone used the #16th pick in NFL Draft on Florida State quarterback E.J. Manuel, because he needed someone to drive the car essentially, and be at the helm of such a high-powered offensive system. Manuel for his part is excited about how he fits in the Bills new offense, and discussed it with “I had a really good feel when I came up and met with Coach Marrone and Coach Hackett and Mr. Nix and Mr. Whaley and we had great conversations,” said Manuel. “I think I picked up the offense that he taught me and I think we met for four or five hours and I think they see I fit best into what they want to do.” “That’s what I’m so excited about the multiples of this offense and it’s definitely a new type of offense. It’s an innovative offense,” said Manuel. “It’s something I’m excited to work into and learn. Manuel has two other veterans on the roster, so it’s not imperative that Marrone throws him to the wolves.  From all the reports and talk surrounding the pick, Marrone and the Bills have no problem giving Manuel a chance to compete for the job from day 1.

Bills explain key to Manuel pick

Why did the Buffalo Bills decide to use a first-round pick on EJ Manuel? What did they like about him? The team explained all that.

Bills were sold on E.J. Manuel after watching him work out in bad weather

Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone told Sirius XM NFL Radio that when they worked out E.J. Manuel prior to the draft, he was pretty impressive despite some bad weather. has the story. When the Bills went to work out EJ Manuel privately the weather was not cooperative. There were thunderstorms and it was windy in Tallahassee on the day the quarterback was performing...

E.J. Manuel will compete for the Bills starting job

Buffalo Bills President and Chief Executive Officer Russ Brandon has already made it clear that rookie quarterback E.J. Manuel will have to compete for the starting job.  ”Our goal coming in was to bring in another bell-cow quarterback to compete for the job [with newly signed Kevin Kolb and holdover Tarvaris Jackson], and we did that with E.J.,” Brandon said, per Yahoo! Sports...

With members of the Buffalo Bills hierarchy expecting the rookie to compete in 2013, E.J. Manuel may get maimed in Orchard Park this autumn

Sounding ******* crazy, members of the Buffalo Bills hierarchy expect raw rookie E.J. Manuel to compete with Kevin Kolb to become the team’s starting quarterback in 2013. The 23-year-old Manuel, drafted by Buffalo 16th overall out of Florida State on Thursday, is brimming with potential. However, the 2013 Senior Bowl MVP and 2012 second team All-ACC selection is nowhere near ready...

Bills' drafting E.J. Manuel lacked sound strategy

Since being promoted to the position of general manager, Buddy Nix's teams have gone 4-12, 6-10 and finally, 6-10. That's a crappy record that no general manager can actually defend. Why does he still have a job in the NFL? The worst part is 6-10 seems to be the high water mark for the Bills again this year. Yesterday I wrote that the Browns had essentially given up on...

E.J. Manuel Excited About How He fits Into Bills Offense

Chip Kelly is deemed the innovator of the sped up, high tempo offense that is trending NFL wide right now.  Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone utilizes his own version of uptempo offense, and it’s mainly responsible for getting him the head job in Buffalo. Marrone used the #16th pick in NFL Draft on Florida State quarterback E.J. Manuel, because he needed someone to drive the...

One of the Reasons Buffalo Chose EJ Manuel Over Geno Smith

Maybe Nolan Norwacki was on to something. According to one league executive in a Jason Cole story, Smith ” doesn’t have much presence, not much of a leader.” Multiple others said that Smith spent most of his free time during team visits on his cell phone, rather than doing the things usually expected on a job interview- acting interested, asking questions, talking to folks...

The Sports Hound: 2013 NFL Draft Grades – AFC East

2013 NFL Draft Grades – AFC East   Buffalo Bills - B+ The Bills made a smart decision when they traded back with the Rams gaining extra draft choices.  They surprised almost everyone when they made EJ Manuel the first QB off the board at #16.  Manuel has some things to work on, but the Bills [...]

E.J. Manuel Provides Bright Future For Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills may have taken the 2013 NFL Draft by storm when they selected QB E.J. Manuel with the No. 16 overall pick, but the decision didn’t actually shock everyone. While Manuel may be a bit inconsistent and could use a little time to develop at the next level, he has all of the tools for success.  The physically-imposing product out of Florida State completed...

2013 NFL Draft Team Grades: Buffalo Bills

First Round: E.J. Manuel, QB, Florida State The biggest reason Buffalo is getting a good grade for this is because they were able to trade down to get another second and third round pick, which is amazing value. I'm really shocked that Buffalo took Manuel over Nassib, who had been so tightly connected to them for weeks. I think Manuel has the highest upside of any...

2013 NFL Draft: Grading The Buffalo Bills

1)  QB EJ Manuel (Florida State)Manuel has a prototypical body and he also has great speed clocking in 4.65 on his 40 yard dash.  Word has it the Bills are incorporating the spread option offense into their offensive playbooks.  Kevin Kolb and Tarvaris Jackson aren't likely to produce in the Bills new system, and I can't imagine either starting once the pre-season has...

Doug Marrone admits to ‘hurting’ for Ryan Nassib after selecting EJ Manuel

After picking EJ Manuel in the NFL Draft, Bills coach Doug Marrone admitted to hurting for his former Syracuse QB, Ryan Nassib, who tumbled to the fourth round.

2013 NFL Draft Recap: 15 Things We Learned

The 2013 NFL is in the history books and it was certainly a fun one to watch. It seemed like every few picks gave us another trade, some of them being mega-deals. Players like Geno Smith, Matt Barkley, Sharrif Floyd, and Eddie Lacy fell a lot further than expected while there were some huge surprise early picks like E.J. Manuel going to the bills in the middle of the first.The late...

2013 NFL Draft Quarterback Fantasy Impact

2013 NFL Draft Fantasy Impact: Quarterbacks The last few years we have been spoiled by the rookie quarterback. The new norm for fantasy as well as the NFL, is for a rookie quarterback to walk into a starting job and be productive. This isn’t always the case and I don’t think the same can be said for too many of the quarterbacks that were in this year’s draft class. That said...
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