Should The Bills Have Signed A Veteran Quarterback?

Sep 29, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel (3) calls a play during the second half against the Baltimore Ravens at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bills beat Ravens 23 to 20. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Four games into this season the Bills I think have the record I would have predicted. The way they achieved this 2-2 mark however I would not have guessed but has showed me this team is going in the right direction. EJ Manuel looks like he has the tools to be a good quarterback in this league but is he not getting the guidance he needs?

EJ winning the job in training camp was great in my opinion seeing how high the team invested in him during this past draft. Battling Kevin Kolb it is was pretty cut and dry Manuel was to play even before both of their injuries.

My question to this Bills organization is does EJ have all the guidance possible in order to succeed? What I mean by that is besides the coaching staff who can Manuel talk to for tips and/or questions? Not knowing the complete status of Kolb but I’m pretty positive I haven’t seen him on the sidelines during these first four games.

Tuel being this team’s backup to me is just not the right move. I think the hopeful future of the franchise needs all the possible material he can gather and what better way to provide that then with a veteran that has been around the league. That gameplay and just knowing different things about teams throughout the league is something Manuel is getting deprived of. Back to Tuel I have always thought he has been nothing better than a 3rd string guy at best but now fans especially me would dread the day EJ can’t play in a game and would have to rely on him to step in.

I know it’s a touchy subject as many people liked Tuel in training camp but what do you think about this idea? Would EJ benefit from a vet that could give him pointers that some of his coaches couldn’t? As of right now it looks like nothing will be done but if they were to do this would you be in favor?

Topics: Buffalo Bills, EJ Manuel, Jeff Tuel

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  • chas territo

    No, they drafted EJ MANUEL is a young QB and he needs to be coached to better level of play. All we fans need is patience, he WILL be GREAT QB!! GO BILLS!!

  • John

    Never said anything bad about his play or believing in him but who does he look to for questions or advice on certain plays? The coaches haven’t been in those situations and what does Tuel know? Not saying anything about this person playing if that’s what you’re thinking.

  • chas territo

    John, We have a bit of a history with each other You made a good point, but I disagree. In a lot of ways it simple football played intelligent men, esp. at QB!
    EJ is that intelligent guy, agree? Because of that a veteran mentor is not needed right now. Maybe next year once he has year under his belt and he still make mistakes. Besides a vet who is intelligent would have to have low to no competitive spirit to take that job with any club and we don’t need that, do we. Plus this could be a team divisive move and we don’t want or need that either. GO BILLS!!

  • John

    Sure would’ve liked a vet QB to settle the kid down against the Jets, but that’s just me I guess

  • chas territo

    Yeah but that would be in a perfect world. EJ doesn’t make the same mistake, so I believe he will improve as the season goes along. Have faith, JOHN.

  • John

    Yea we’ll see what happens but didn’t he throw the sideline pass out of bounds 6 times?

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