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As the Jets get ready to host EJ Manuel and the Bills, we get the "enemy's" thoughts on all things NYJ/BUF. Joe Pinzone of BuffaloWins.com answers our questions prior to Sunday.
What was your initial reaction when the Bills drafted EJ Manuel? Now that he has played, what are your thoughts on him— is he that 'franchise' guy and what hasn't he shown yet?
I was cool with the Bills drafting EJ. I’ve NEVER believed in mock drafts and although some “experts” had him as a projected 3rd rounder, if the Bills believed he was a franchise QB, you take him. So, I think most fans were happy with his selection because we just wanted any QB who was young and a high pick. Up until that point, the Bills had only used two 1st round picks on QBs since 1983, so we were desperate.
Way too early to say he’s a franchise QB yet. He’s looked good for a rookie though. I read that he’s the first rookie QB to post a QB rating better than 89 in their first two starts since...
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Florham Park, NJ Bills rookie quarterback EJ Manuel could've been a New York Jet.In fact, he expected to be."Definitely,' Manuel said, when asked if he thought the Jets might draft him."I did think they were one of the teams that were very interested in me. I guess they just wanted to wait and go with a quarterback with their second round pick instead of their...
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Florham Park, NJ After a solid preseason debut, Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel got a congratulatory text message from a childhood friend and fellow rookie Geno Smith.The two young starters met at football camp in high school and stayed in touch throughout college and during the draft process, where they were the top two quarterbacks taken.On Sunday, they will be competitors...
"Oh, no. No. Come on, you're not... no, no. No! No."
-Doug Marrone on whether EJ Manuel has arrived-
Welcome to Buffalo, Doug. Yes, I know what Doug Marrone met when he said this. Hey, it is only one game and you can't say a QB has arrived after just 2 professional starts. Everyone knows that (Unless you are running the WGR web poll today). Yet, maybe some...
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EJ Manuel and Geno Smith were two guys with big arms and even bigger dreams when they first met at a football camp in South Florida a few years ago.
They kept in touch with occasional text messages through high school and then college, where Manuel starred at Florida State and Smith at West Virginia. By the time the draft rolled around in April, both quarterbacks were considered...
The Bills travel to the Jets for a week three matchup this Sunday. PHOTO COURTESY: BILL WIPPERT/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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