Hackett praises Manuel’s progress

EJ Manuel

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) – Bills offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett spent a good portion of his media session Wednesday, praising quarterback EJ Manuel’s offseason work.

“He’s really starting to get it all,” said Hackett. “It was funny, when he came into minicamp he was like, “Alright, no more new installs, let’s work on what we’ve been doing.”I think that’s a refresher for a quarterback that he knows what he’s doing right now with what we’ve got in.”

Hackett said he’s not at all concerned about Manuel’s accuracy, which has been inconsistent for much of the last few weeks. Instead, Hackett seemed more interested in his overall command of the offense.

“I think with the system we have, there’s a lot of responsibility on the quarterback to be able to run the whole thing, getting the guys lined up and communicating with everyone.  We put a lot on him from that standpoint.  How he operates the offense, how he commands it, and how he picks up the new stuff has been something we’ve really strived for and he’s done a really nice job with it,” said Hackett.

The Bills wrap up their three-day minicamp Thursday afternoon, before taking a month-long break leading up to training camp in July.


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