You had a coach trying to save his job with a new owner in town. Won't be the last time a coach makes a short sighted decision with his job security in mind.Silverdude2167 said:Is EJ Manuel really done? Why the Bills pushed him aside for Orton in a season they had to have known they would not be serious contenders makes no sense. I hope that winning season was worth it.
Norm Siebern said:Or maybe EJ Mnauel is not really a starting QB in the NFL and was a wasted first round draft pick.
Except he was a major overdraft to begin with and not a top QB a talent. That is flushing away a first round pick.Smiling Joe Hesketh said:Could very well be. Of course, they've given him only 14 sporadic starts over 2 years to show it, so he's not quite in Sanchez territory yet.
jsinger121 said:Except he was a major overdraft to begin with and not a top QB a talent. That is flushing away a first round pick.
Buffalo had never won at Gillette. This was their shot. However stupid that may seem.NortheasternPJ said:What I can't figure out is why they started Orton yesterday. Orton wasn't the future, why not give Manuel a game to see where he's at. They were eliminated yesterday. The only explanations are they're dumb or they've given up on him.
I follow the Noles and was shocked to see Manuel taken so high. His early success surprised me more than his recent poor play.beezer said:To have Marrone say before the game, "The game means a lot to me, and we're going to play the best players that we feel give us the best chance to win," Marrone said, via ESPN's Mike Rodak. "That's just the way that I'm wired, and that's what my responsibility is to the team. We all have a responsibility to each other and I have to make those decisions each week." makes me feel as though Manuel is done in Buffalo. If you believe your best chance to win a meaningless game is with Orton, then Manuel really can't be part of the future
jsinger121 said:Too bad they flushed down their first round pick on EJ Manuel and made a bad deal to trade up for Watkins leaving them with no first rounder this season. They may be in the Brian Hoyet market.
Kliq said:I have no problem with them looking to contend this year by playing Orton. They could have snuck into the playoffs, and then Orton strung together a few games of solid play while their pass rush ate other teams alive. Stranger things have happened in the NFL playoffs. I agree with SMJH about Manuel not being a done deal, calling him a wasted pick isn't quite far yet. Maybe he was drafted too high, as many of the pundits have stated, but we really don't know yet.
http://m.espn.go.com/nfl/story?storyId=12291644&src=desktop&rand=ref~%7B%22ref%22%3A%22https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F%22%7DThe Buffalo Bills will host controversial free-agent guard Richie Incognito on Saturday, a league source tells ESPN.com.
MarcSullivaFan said:No way I would have wanted this guy on the Pats. He's on his fifth or sixth chance at this point. It wasn't just Martin. He racially harassed a Japanese trainer, sexually assaulted a golf course employee during a team tournament, and has had many penalties and fine for attempting to injure opponents.
Have fun Rex.
YTF said:Part of me wishes that Incognito never plays another down of NFL football. Another part of me wants this asshole to make the squad and cause Rex to explain and defend the bully mentality of the 2015 Bills.
It makes sense. They're not going to be able to draft a QB solution (and it's not like Rex has done a great job developing quarterbacks) and McCown is the best veteran available. Which doesn't say much in this QB market, but at least now they have a plausible option to compete with Manuel.Ed Hillel said:Josh, McCown, come on down!
Super Nomario said:It makes sense. They're not going to be able to draft a QB solution (and it's not like Rex has done a great job developing quarterbacks) and McCown is the best veteran available. Which doesn't say much in this QB market, but at least now they have a plausible option to compete with Manuel.
How about this English by the writer:E5 Yaz said:You can own Scott Norwood's AFC Championship rings
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/sources--bills-eyeing-qb-sam-bradford-184954525.htmlThe Buffalo Bills are pursuing a trade for St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford, multiple league sources told Yahoo Sports. Buffalo has promising young talent in the receiving corps, led by second-year player Sammy Watkins and third-year player Robert Woods, but a league source indicates Bills head coach Rex Ryan and offensive coordinator Greg Roman aren't sold on EJ Manuel as a viable starter and believe Bradford can maximize the value of their wide receivers and help them win now.
Ed Hillel said:Thirteen million bucks and a draft pick for a guy who's missed 40% of his games in 5 years, and has had serious injuries 4 of his last 6 seasons playing the game. It may be the best option for the Bills, though that doesn't really make it a good one. If they give up anything more than a 5th rounder, that would seemingly be crazy.