LATROBE, Pa. (WIVB) - Bills quarterback EJ Manuel showed some positive signs, as the Bills wrapped up two days of practice against the Steelers in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
Manuel was sharp and accurate against the Steelers defense, going 17-for-22 in 11-on-11 work. He did take a few sacks against the Pittsburgh starters, but overall, the Bills offense had the upper hand.
“I told EJ, to be honest my exact words were this is the best I’ve ever seen him,” said wide receiver Mike Williams. “I don’t think he threw an incomplete pass today. Everything was on time, we got everything we wanted. It was perfect. Coming out of our breaks and the ball is right there. It’s just the best I’ve seen him. If he keeps going like this, we’re going to be something to play with.”
“I thought I was consistent. That is something I want to continue to build on,” said Manuel. “Don’t let it be a one, a two, a three-day streak. Make it an everyday thing. It is a process. I am still going to continue to buy into the process.”
Before practice, Bills head coach Doug Marrone was asked if Manuel’s where he wants him to be in his development. Marrone replied, “I’m good.”
Now, the goal is for that kind of performance to carry over into games – including Saturday’s preseason matchup against Pittsburgh.
“No question. I thought we did a pretty good job throwing the ball last time we played in a game. So we want to continue to carry that over. Not sure how much I will play, but the reps that we are in, we want to make sure we look good,” said Manuel.