Bills throwing whole offensive playbook at EJ Manuel


During EJ Manuel's rookie campaign, the Buffalo Bills' coaching staff consciously decided not to throw the entire playbook at the quarterback.

This year, coach Doug Marrone and coordinator Nathaniel Hackett have given Manuel the unabridged edition of their offense, per the team's official website.

According to Bills Insider Chris Brown, coaches have thrown the entire playbook at the offense during this week's OTA in preparation for next week's minicamp.

While the team didn't want to overwhelm its rookie signal-caller last season -- often limiting him to half-field-reads -- this season it must find out what Manuel can handle.

"It's more so just expecting a lot from our offense," Manuel said of the recent practices. "Yeah we're putting in a lot of plays, but I have a sense of urgency just like the rest of us. So when things aren't going well or how we want things to go in practice it's frustrating."

With a deep backfield and a young, talented receiving corps, Manuel has the weapons around him to succeed if he can improve on an injury-plagued, roller-coaster rookie season.

Now that there are no more floaties on Manuel, the coaching staff will see if its first-round quarterback will sink or swim.

Side note: The Bills canceled Wednesday's OTAs, apparently for a team bonding adventure

The end to the latest Around The League Podcast is full of shock and awe.