If you are a big Kevin Kolb fan then you should just close this tab and carry on with the rest of your day because I am not prepared to be kind in discussing the performance he gave in his first outing in a Buffalo Bills jersey. After Kolb’s long fought battle with a wet rubber mat, he stepped out on the field and played a very compelling game of ‘keep away’ with his own receivers.
I told several people before the game started that if Kolb came in and played better than Manuel and or Tuel, then he by all means deserves to start. But with what Kolb went out there and did Friday night… he doesn’t deserve to start, he deserves to be spit on. Kolb completed 13 of 21 pass attempts for 111 yards with 0 touchdowns, 1 interception and he ended the day with a QB rating of 55.9. EJ Manuel on the other hand completed 10 of 12 pass attempts for 92 yards with 1 touchdown 0 interceptions and had a QB rating of 126.4.
Even after Kolb seemed to somewhat pull his game together he was slow in getting the ball snapped and he seemed to create an awful lot of confusion out on the field. Writer for Sports illustrated Chris Burke pointed out in a tweet that 76% of EJ Manuel’s plays were snapped with 23-plus seconds left on the play clock, while Kolb was at 12%. That right there is of huge importance to this coaching staff as they want to put a primary focus on snapping the ball as quickly as possible. I mean a no huddle offense is just simply no good if it takes just as long to snap the ball as if you actually huddled up.
We still have 2 preseason games to go and Kolb is going to get a chance to redeem himself. If Kolb doesn’t play the most magnificent game in all of football history, then there is no way you can reasonably give him a QB job over Manuel or Tuel. I don’t think Kevin Kolb should be anywhere near this Buffalo Bills team come the final cut-down to the 53 man roster, what do you think?