Bills QB EJ Manuel Impressive in Preseason Opener

NFL: Preseason-Buffalo Bills at Indianapolis Colts

The Buffalo Bills organization couldn’t be any happier with their season debut yesterday. After changing GMs, coaches and coordinators, this was to be the rebuilding season for the Bills. However, when they decided on Florida State’s EJ Manuel at QB, there was hope that maybe the season could be a little bit more than just rebuilding.

Well Yahoo Sports reports that Manuel showed up in the best way in his preseason debut against the Colts. He completed 16-21 passes for 107 yards with 1 TD. Manual rated his performance a B and had this to say:

”My main thing was I wanted to operate the offense like coach (Nathaniel) Hackett has taught us and get all the other guys in position. The veterans have done a great job of bringing me along and things like that. The main thing is just continuing to go out there and execute.”

Even though it was only the first game of the preseason, Manuel has to get props for being able to implement the Bills game just as imagined. It was simple but effective. Most importantly, Manuel had most of his snaps against the Bills starters. Manuel commented:

”I think I showed that I can matriculate the ball down the field. I was glad we were able to go out there and get six points before the end of the half.”

It was a promising start for a team who may not have had the highest expectations from critics.