Just Call Them The Bad News Bills!
Three games into the preseason for the Buffalo Bills, and more bad news.
During the Bills preseason game on Saturday, quarterback Kevin Kolb exited the game with concussion-like symptoms. This news comes after last week, when we learned that rookie quarterback EJ Manuel would miss the rest of the preseason due to a minor knee procedure.
I was never thrilled with the Bills signing Kolb. I understand why they made the move, but Kolb has a history of injuries and concussions in his experiences prior to joining the Bills. When I think of a quarterback, I think of durability. The Bills thought about the veteran experience.
The Bills were bringing in a couple of free agent quarterbacks on Sunday — former USC player and Heismann trophy winner Matt Leinart and ex-Washington Redskins backup quarterback John Beck. AFC East rivals the New York Jets also plan to work out the pair of quarterbacks after an injury to Mark Sanchez and a lackluster performance by rookie Geno Smith.
Will the Bills sign at least one of them? The Bills need to do something and quick. Currently, the undrafted rookie Jeff Tuel is the only healthy quarterback on the Bills roster. If Manuel is ready to play the first regular season game, I have no doubts he’ll be the guy. Tuel and Kolb haven’t shown any reason why Manuel shouldn’t be the starting quarterback.
It will be interesting to see how the next two weeks play out for the Bills. The preseason is meant to have the questions answered and be ready for the regular season. As of now there are more questions than answers. We’ll all be watching for sure.