By The Sports Xchange | The SportsXchange – 3 hours ago
"The funny thing is it's easier to learn than the offense I had at Florida State," he said on SiriusXM NFL Radio, according to ESPN.com. "It's a true West Coast-type progression offense. That's really what I wanted when I was coming through the pre-draft process. I wanted something that I could just go in and say 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, check it down and run it. That's it, it's that simple. I love it. ...
Gotta admit, I'm not sure what to think about this.
On the one hand, I suppose I should be glad he's picking it up so quickly -- the quicker he does that, the quicker he can get on the field and make a contribution. (And, the less we have to see of Kolb or TJax -- an added bonus.)
On the other, I can't help but wonder if he's referring to the actual playbook or just the vanilla one the players get for training camp -- if its the latter, he may be in for surprise when he gets handed the real one: that will be somewhat akin to being given a pamphlet to memorize prior to being issued the OED.
Additionally, all the so-called "pundits" and "draft experts" who continually insist that EJ is a "second round talent that the Bills reached for", will seize on this like piranhas if Manuel starts to struggle.
I'm gonna try to remain optimistic, though, and say that our first round draft pick picking up the offense quickly is good . . . while at the same time thinking this is a rather scathing indictment of Chan Gailey's simplistic concepts . . .