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#1 Doc

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 10:13 PM

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Breaking: Sources tell me E.J. Manuel is "healthy and ready to go for Week 1," and Doug Marrone is expected to name Week 1 starter tomorrow.

Edited by Doc, 04 September 2013 - 07:44 AM.


#2 beerme1

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 10:20 PM

From Deep Within?


Isn't this what we all expect though?

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 10:22 PM

View Postbeerme1, on 03 September 2013 - 10:20 PM, said:

From Deep Within?

Isn't this what we all expect though?
We did, but it's nice to hear it confirmed.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 10:30 PM

Same person who initially reported EJ's Injury.

Here we go!!

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 10:31 PM

Well, there goes our big, game-time-decision advantage!

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 10:31 PM

View PostDoc, on 03 September 2013 - 10:22 PM, said:

We did, but it's nice to hear it confirmed.

Indeed it is :thumbsup:

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 10:33 PM

View PostBRAWNDO, on 03 September 2013 - 10:30 PM, said:

Same person who initially reported EJ's Injury.

Here we go!!
DIdn't know that.  Might have to start following his twitter account.  Wait, I don't do that type of thing.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 11:01 PM

Let hope we don't RG3 him into a major knee injruy

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 11:04 PM

View PostBRAWNDO, on 03 September 2013 - 10:30 PM, said:

Same person who initially reported EJ's Injury.

Here we go!!
Who?  I don't see who quoted this.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 11:16 PM

View PostTriple Threat, on 03 September 2013 - 11:04 PM, said:

Who?  I don't see who quoted this.
it's the same source his other unconfirmed rumors come from.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 11:18 PM

Report: Bills expected to start E.J. Manuel against Patriots

According to Peter Schrager of FOXSports.com, Bills head coach Doug Marrone is expected to name E.J. Manuel the Bills  Week 1 starter on Wednesday.

http://profootballta...partner=ya5nbcs

Edited by papazoid, 03 September 2013 - 11:18 PM.


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Posted 03 September 2013 - 11:19 PM

View PostBleed Bills Blue, on 03 September 2013 - 10:31 PM, said:

Well, there goes our big, game-time-decision advantage!

But Belichick will never know what hit him if Tuel comes in for a handoff on the first play.

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 12:00 AM

I don't say this to be a jerk...but I fully expect EJ to struggle on Sunday

- Missed weeks of preseason
- A rookie to begin with
- Going against a BB coached team

If Marone is smart he will pound the ball and continue to pound it even if we fall behind.....if Pettines defense struggles we will get blown out.

I hope to be wrong....but my thing is this season is 16 games long and I see this team getting better every week....and be scary when wildcards are being d

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 12:23 AM

View PostJohn from Hemet, on 04 September 2013 - 12:00 AM, said:

I don't say this to be a jerk...but I fully expect EJ to struggle on Sunday

- Missed weeks of preseason
- A rookie to begin with
- Going against a BB coached team

If Marone is smart he will pound the ball and continue to pound it even if we fall behind.....if Pettines defense struggles we will get blown out.

I hope to be wrong....but my thing is this season is 16 games long and I see this team getting better every week....and be scary when wildcards are being d

I'm also trying to set low expectations (don't know how successful I'm being though). I know that EJ is our best option, but missing those preseason weeks isn't trivial.

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 01:09 AM

4 days ago I bet my buddy a pitcher of beer that EJ would start. He's not a bills fan so his only sources were sports talk radio. Thank you TBD for keeping it sharp!

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 01:23 AM

View PostJohn from Hemet, on 04 September 2013 - 12:00 AM, said:

I don't say this to be a jerk...but I fully expect EJ to struggle on Sunday

- Missed weeks of preseason
- A rookie to begin with
- Going against a BB coached team

If Marone is smart he will pound the ball and continue to pound it even if we fall behind.....if Pettines defense struggles we will get blown out.

I hope to be wrong....but my thing is this season is 16 games long and I see this team getting better every week....and be scary when wildcards are being d

Yeah but the great thing about EJ, judging from pre-season is that he can play poorly for a few drives and they straighten out.  He doesn't get down.  He just keeps playing till it clicks.  So, yeah he will struggle.  Hopefully the D will keep things close until it starts working for EJ.

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 01:42 AM

View PostJohn from Hemet, on 04 September 2013 - 12:00 AM, said:

I don't say this to be a jerk...but I fully expect EJ to struggle on Sunday

- Missed weeks of preseason
- A rookie to begin with
- Going against a BB coached team

If Marone is smart he will pound the ball and continue to pound it even if we fall behind.....if Pettines defense struggles we will get blown out.

I hope to be wrong....but my thing is this season is 16 games long and I see this team getting better every week....and be scary when wildcards are being d
While I, too, expect him to struggle, I also think that his stat line may not be a good barometer for how he played. We could get killed by 28 points and EJ could throw for 190 yards and 1 TD with 1 INT and he could have a very promising game. This week, to me, is all about whether the game is too big for him right now or not. He may not be ready, for about ten different reasons, but if he doesn't make a lot of mistakes, it will be a huge win, IMO. He's going to see 25 things he has never seen before. He's likely going to be playing from behind a lot of the game. He missed two weeks. We will likely be out of our conservative game plan in the second quarter. The Patriots are going to try to rattle/hurt him.

How he reacts to that is going to be a better indication than stats or score.

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 03:18 AM

View PostJohn from Hemet, on 04 September 2013 - 12:00 AM, said:

I don't say this to be a jerk...but I fully expect EJ to struggle on Sunday

- Missed weeks of preseason
- A rookie to begin with
- Going against a BB coached team

If Marone is smart he will pound the ball and continue to pound it even if we fall behind.....if Pettines defense struggles we will get blown out.

I hope to be wrong....but my thing is this season is 16 games long and I see this team getting better every week....and be scary when wildcards are being d

I expect him to struggle plenty this year, all rookie QBs do. I also expect countless posters after he struggles to suggest he's a bust.

Edited by MDH, 04 September 2013 - 03:18 AM.


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Posted 04 September 2013 - 04:03 AM

I don't doubt he struggles but I think EJ is going to have some pretty good opportunities throwning the ball this week because with him being a rookie New England is going to focus on CJ first until he proves them otherwise. So put one on a rope for 6 EJ! Go BILLS!!!

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 05:18 AM

Some quick screen, slants and play action pass deep are all good things to help a rookie.  Plus a solid run game is a for half or early success.   Runnin g the fast paced offense may be able to keep BB and his D off balance but look for a rash of minor injuries to his players that will be used to slow down the pace.