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#1 HSerotte

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 10:43 PM

Am I the only one who still believes in him? I believe that next year he will take a huge step forward and we will be in playoff contention. He has the body, leadership, mind, legs and arm to be a great QB. Somewhere along the line at FSU, someone seriously messed up his throwing mechanics. It affects his accuracy, and everyone can see it. But WHEN, not IF, he figures it out, this Bills team is going to be good. Its hard to see now but bright things are ahead, put trust into Marrone, Manuel and Whaley.

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 10:45 PM

Are we going to have a line that will block for him, and receivers that can get open and catch the ball?

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 10:48 PM

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#4 Dr. Fong

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 10:49 PM

So when they win between 4 and 7 games what will the story be then? I'm just tired of this endless treadmill of failure. I wanted Manuel to be the guy, and I haven't completely given up on him, but I am starting to think the best move is picking another QB in the draft.

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 10:50 PM

View Postjjmac, on 09 December 2013 - 10:45 PM, said:

Are we going to have a line that will block for him, and receivers that can get open and catch the ball?
Exactly. 1 more big defensive player, upgraded line, and big target WR and TE and this team is set. Obviously, this may take the next two Free Agency's and drafts, but were getting closer.

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 10:51 PM

Generally QBs who can't throw don't just all of a sudden become good throwers

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 10:53 PM

If I recall, the draft pundits said Manuel was a lump of clay that could be molded into anything a team wanted.



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Posted 09 December 2013 - 10:53 PM

View PostJR in Pittsburgh, on 09 December 2013 - 10:53 PM, said:

If I recall, the draft pundits said Manuel was a lump of clay that could be molded into anything a team wanted.
Exactly.

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 10:54 PM

View PostJR in Pittsburgh, on 09 December 2013 - 10:53 PM, said:

If I recall, the draft pundits said Manuel was a lump of clay that could be molded into anything a team wanted.

TJ Ward molded him into a bum

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 11:02 PM

How many of these threads were there for Trentative and Lossman? I'm going to go out on a limb and guess more than a few.

Edited by SmokinES3, 09 December 2013 - 11:06 PM.


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Posted 09 December 2013 - 11:05 PM

View PostFluffHead, on 09 December 2013 - 10:51 PM, said:

Generally QBs who can't throw don't just all of a sudden become good throwers

Just ask the Jags about Blaine Gabbert.

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 11:06 PM

View PostJR in Pittsburgh, on 09 December 2013 - 10:53 PM, said:

If I recall, the draft pundits said Manuel was a lump of clay that could be molded into anything a team wanted.
Perhaps they meant lump of coal?

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 11:26 PM

I think ej could be a real good qb under the right circumstances. Unfortunatly, this.is the bills were talkin about

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 11:29 PM

Dude missed the entire pre-season.

He missed 25% of the regular season.

He has mediocre weapons.

Hackett is a horrible coordinator.

Most rookies aren't good in year one.

Led game winnings drive Vs Carolina and should have VS Atlanta.

Yes, he has sucked at time but cut him some slack.

Please bring in a Veteran in the off season to complete though.

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 11:35 PM

View PostFluffHead, on 09 December 2013 - 10:51 PM, said:

Generally QBs who can't throw don't just all of a sudden become good throwers
This.

People want to complicate the issue, but the kid just can't throw.  I know money and egos and reputations and jobs are on the line, but somebody -- somebody influential -- at One Bills Drive has to call this what it is -- a mistake --  and move on.

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 11:35 PM

View PostHSerotte, on 09 December 2013 - 10:43 PM, said:

Somewhere along the line at FSU, someone seriously messed up his throwing mechanics. It affects his accuracy, and everyone can see it.
Don't blame FSU. Jimbo gave every possible chance for EJ to succeed there. They know how limited he is.

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 11:42 PM

Do I really need to bring up the "I believe in EJ Manuel" thread

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 11:59 PM

No he's not a bust yet. He's not exactly a franchise QB either. We don't know yet and may not for awhile. In this era, everyone wants to be the first to declare an absolute. We could use a 3rd rounder or so as a backup/competition. By the way, you didn't capitalize the deity you mentioned in your thread title.Better stay off the politics and pundits board!

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 12:01 AM

EJ needs a whole off season to work on his game and specially his throwing mechanics.  Some times he throws like a prototypical Pro QB and others where it looks like Jerry Lewis is throwing.

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 12:05 AM

Manuel IS a franchise qb for a very bad franchise.  It's a perfect fit.  If they compound their mistake by skipping on a legitimate first round qb in this draft, I will be even more emotionally detached from this team if that were actually possible.  Don't blame the line.  The defense knows he can't hit the long ball, so they just pin their ears back and go after him.