Jul 28, 2013; Pittsford, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel (3) passing the ball in a scrimmage during training camp at St. John Fisher College. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Is EJ Manuel the second coming of Jim Kelly for the Buffalo Bills

Is EJ Manuel the second coming of Jim Kelly for the Buffalo Bills.

Well, before we get too excited here, let’s make sure that we are comparing apples to apples when we are comparing his performance and Kevin Kolb’s.
Coach Marrone has consistently made a habit of letting the press know that Kolb is seeing far more of a complicated defense than is EJ. He has also said that they are purposefully bringing EJ along slowly.
There will come a time soon when the defense starts showing Manuel more looks and different blitzes. This will be the time when we can truly compare EJ Manuel and Kevin Kolb. Until that time I believe that it is a bit premature to start saying that one is outperforming the other.
So, let’s just give it another week or so to see when Coach Marrone starts throwing more looks at EJ until we can really see how this QB competition might start to unfold.
I, personally, love the  fact that the Coach is bringing EJ Manuel along slowly. I am of the opinion that young Quarterbacks should sit and watch for a little while before being thrown to the wolves. I would love to see Kevin Kolb start at least the first couple of games. If he doesn’t perform then I have no problem at all with letting Manuel learn on the field.
So let’s give this a little time to see how this competition develops. Let’s make sure that both Manuel and Kolb are facing the same competition before we start deciding who will be our starting Quarterback for the year.

Let me know what you think in the comments section below.

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