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Doug Marrone: 'EJ Manuel must improve footwork'

Marrone: 'Manuel must improve footwork'
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Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone says that quarterback EJ Manuel needs to work on his footwork.

Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone has said that EJ Manuel must work on his footwork during the pre-season.

The Bills used their first-round draft pick to acquire the 23-year-old quarterback.

Marrone told the team's official website: "It's what I expected. Again, to work on the footwork and he made some nice throws. What I expected, I didn't think he'd come in here and be the polished guy that you have.

"You're learning a new system. You're learning new coaches. You're getting a feel for yourself. I try to look at the players and just say okay, here's where they are. Here's how they are on the field.

"I think as a coach, I know I've had this problem, if I create expectations in my mind of players that I've never coached before, I can find myself getting in trouble. So, I try to go in there open-minded until I get around them and get to know them."

Manuel is expected to compete with Kevin Kolb and Tavaris Jackson for a place in the starting lineup.


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