Greenhell wrote:I watched the game as well as I wanted to see EJ Manuel play. I had heard an interview with him beofre the draft and he reminded me of Russ in the confidence he seemed to display. Sounds articulate, intelligent with the football smarts to succeed on the pro level. I think Bills fans are gonna be in love with this kid by the end of the year. He looked good on the field. The Bills and Manuel are my underdog team this year. I'd like to see them have some success over the Fins and Pats.
mretrade wrote:EJ Manuel was successful moving the ball and did pretty well but I was very unimpressed with his talent in this game for being such a high draft pick.
pehawk wrote:mretrade wrote:EJ Manuel was successful moving the ball and did pretty well but I was very unimpressed with his talent in this game for being such a high draft pick.
That's fair. He shouldn't have been a 1st rounder. But, look at it this way, Schneider wanted draft Russell in the 2nd round, but Pete told him to wait. What if another teams snagged Wilson before us? In hindsight, Wilson shouldn't have been available in the 1st round.
The Bills we're one of the teams publically saying (paraphrasing) "why cant we draft a guy like Russell...our org failed to identify him"
They liked EJ, and we all know why, athletically gifted with intangibles off the charts.