Bills Have Big Plans for QB EJ Manuel
Former Florida State QB E.J. Manuel hasn't had the best first season in the NFL. But, the Bills have big plans for himas he heads into his second season.
The team wants to see him make significant strides since being a rookie and theyve tweaked their coaching staff to help them realize that goal.
Todd Downing is the new quarterbacks coach and former Ravens wide receivers coach Jim Hostler has been hired as a senior offensive assistant. This will put more eyes on the quarterback after offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett handled those duties by himself last season.
Extra coaching wont help much if Manuel cant stay on the field. At a Thursday press conference in Indianapolis, Bills coach Doug Marrone stressed the need for Manuel to stay healthy in order to make the improvements that the team wants to see.
He played last year andreally didnt practicethat much, Marrone said, via Tim Graham of theBuffalo News. If you think about all the players that played in the league, he probably practiced the least and played.For us, the priority, just like all the players, is to make sure that we keep him healthy. Its important for us, important for his development.
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