Bills Fred Jackson On Kyle Orton: Good To Have A Vet Out There


The Buffalo Bills are loving life with Kyle Orton under center.

Orton made his share of mistakes in Sundays win over the Lions, but he also took some chances with throws EJ Manuel wouldn’t have even attempted.

Running back Fred Jackson told CBS Sports Network’s Jim Rome on Monday that having a veteran presence in the huddle made all the difference

“(Orton) did a tremendous job for us in the huddle,” Jackson said, per “Definitely good to have a veteran out there, telling us what he was seeing on defense. He made some plays and put some guys in a position to make plays.”

Jackson made it clear that he’s still a supporter of EJ Manuel, despite the change.

“I did reach out,” Jackson said. “It’s not something you want to deal with as a player, being told you didn’t get the job done and we’re going to look to someone else. That can be very frustrating. I just wanted to make sure he was OK. He’s just like any other player. He didn’t like it but he wants to win games. He’s going to continue to come to work, bust his butt and be that player we want him to be down the road.”