Bad Start For Manuel At Scrimage But Strong Finish

With Kevin Kolb away from the team after a death in the family, E.J. Manuel had a big opportunity to make his case for the starting quarterback job at Monday’s Bills scrimmage.

The effort didn’t get off to a great start. Marc Dovi of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports that Manuel overthrew some passes, miscommunicated with receivers on others and threw a pair of interceptions in the early stages of the scrimmage while third-stringer Jeff Tuel was driving for three scores in three tries. Manuel’s play perked up as the scrimmage went on, though, and coach Doug Marrone was pleased with how the rookie bounced back.

Source: Josh Alper, NBC Sports Pro Football Talk