Inside The Bills

Manuel on resetting internal clock

Posted by Chris Brown on November 10, 2013 – 11:39 pm

EJ Manuel had a four-week layoff as he was sidelined from regular season action with his knee injury. Coming back to game action proved to be a bigger adjustment than anticipated as the quarterback’s internal clock looked to be out of sync with game speed.

Head coach Doug Marrone noticed it in the game.

“I think what happens is you go into the game and things start to speed up a whole lot faster than you can simulate,” said head coach Doug Marrone. “I think that’s what happened. You try to keep things slow and when things are slowed down from the standpoint of his footwork, he’ll play better. Like I said before, his footwork was very fast. That’s why you saw him going to check downs quickly and not let some things develop.

“But again, you can’t put it all on this guy right here. He’s just coming back. We can run the ball, we can block, we can protect. We can do a lot of those things better. We can make plays and help him around and support him. Overall, everyone has to do a better job including us.”

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