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EJ: Pass game has to be better

Posted by Chris Brown on September 28, 2014 – 9:59 pm

His head coach said it, he said it and his top receiving targets said it. The passing game has to be more in sync. All parties involved know they left a handful of plays out on the field due to lack of execution. No one was more disappointed than EJ Manuel.

“Yeah very disappointed,” he said in reference to the Bills’ passing game. “We weren’t clicking there like we needed to. We’ve just got to move on and process it and learn from it.

“I think it’s an overall thing. It’s not just one person. I’m not going to point anybody out. If anything I’m my own worst critic so I have to do a better job of making sure the protections are set up and making sure I’m getting those guys an opportunity to make a play after the catch.

“I think it’s all part of maturing as a man and as a quarterback. Nobody said it was going to be easy. Maybe we look back at this at the end of the season and we’re 14-2. Who knows? I think the most important thing for me and the team is to learn from it and accept it, be a man about it. Don’t shy away from it. It is what it is we lost the game, but at the same time come back even harder and be more prepared than we’ve ever been prepared for Detroit.”

The passing game will need to be appreciably better against the Lions defense. Detroit has gotten off to a dominant start on that side of the ball. Heading into Week 4 action the Lions ranked as the number one defense in the league, second in points allowed, second in third down defense, second in run defense, third in pass defense and fifth in sacks per play.


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