One of the things that is redeeming about the preseason in spite of the dreadful play and vanilla offenses and defenses is that the players and occasionally others are more accessible than they would be during the regular season. Toward the end of the game, I had an opportunity to speak with Doug Whaley, who was incredibly nice and surprisingly candid about EJ Manuel's situation. Fear not Bills fans - according to Doug, Manuel is doing great and will definitely start next Sunday as long as he "doesn't do something stupid between now and then." He also felt the team was going to be ready for NE, but also lamented that they "got no choice but to play." So barring any setbacks, Manuel is going to be ready to roll for Sunday and usher in a new era of Bills football.