With injuries to Kevin Kolb and E.J. Martin coming off minor knee surgery, rookie quarterback and Washington State alum Jeff Tuel will be getting the start come opening day in the NFL.
To Tuel, it’s more of the same. At Washington, he was only the second true freshman to start at quarterback. The other being Drew Bledsoe.
“That’s cool. Didn’t know that,” Tuel said when told of his start. “It’s pretty cool, it would definitely be an honor if that’s the case. I’m surprised that I’m the first if that’s the case, but like I said it’s a cool thing.”
The Bills won their first two preseason games but were whipped in week three by the Washington Redskins. They take on the Detroit Lions at home. Tickets are still available!
The Buffalo Bills dispatched of the Minnesota Vikings 20-16 Saturday to go to 2-0 in the preseason. Over that span the Bills offense have put up 64 points to their opponents 36.
Rookie QB EJ Manuel, who went 10-12 for 92 yards was injured but the coaching staff and Manuel himself are not sure when that occurred. Manuel woke up Saturday with a swollen knee. The injury may give slotted backup QB Kevin Kolb a chance to take the reins of the team.
“He will miss the remainder of the preseason and then be re-evaluated at that time,” Head Coach Doug Marrone said in a statement. “Kevin Kolb will be our starting quarterback for this weekend’s game at Washington.”
“There are a lot of variables that go into that: how Kevin is doing, how he is playing, how EJ comes back from the time off, a lot of speculation on that,” Marrone said. “I think I’ll be able to answer that question once we get to the day-to-day (part) and he’s out here practicing.”
The Bills next face the Washington Redskins on Saturday the 24th. Tickets are still available.
The Buffalo Bills came into the new season with a rookie head coach and with a pretty sizable amount of rookie players who rolled the Indianapolis Colts for 451 offensive yards and 27 first downs. The defense also did a number on the Colts who were only able to manage 288 total offensive yards.
“I told the guys before leaving the field, as a unit, we did really well,” rookie wide receiver Marquis Goodwin said. “We got a lot of things that we can work on, but the rookie class, we came in and we did what we were supposed to do. We did our job and as well as the vets. Everybody did their job and they made the Buffalo Bills organization look good out there.”
This week, veteran quarterback Kevin Kolb will get the start against the Minnesota Vikings even though rookie QB EJ Manuel did a very good job against the Colts.
“Just the one thing I hope everyone understands is not to read in to this because we were very, very happy with EJ (Manuel)’s performance in the first game,” Head Coach Doug Marrone said after making the announcement on Wednesday.
The Bills host the Vikings this Friday night. Tickets are still available!