Although brimming with potential, the former Seminole is entirely unprepared to operate Nathaniel Hackett’s “K-Gun” offense.
After tossing 28 scores, against 25 picks, for 5,206 yards in 34 games as a professional, Buffalo inked the 28-year-old Kolb to a two-year deal worth $13 million in March.
Despite failing miserably in Arizona, it’s difficult to fairly judge, or even analyze, the 6-foot-3, 218 pound Kolb playing for a hideous Cardinals squad.
Removed from a pathetic 6-10 campaign and having not qualified for the playoffs since 1999, Kolb is an ideal short-term solution for Buffalo.
If protected in the pocket and surrounded by adequate talent, Kolb should be able to somewhat impress as a Bill in “The City of No Illusions.”
Comparatively, Manuel is quickly flustered when pressured and the youngster would get slaughtered performing in 2013.
A standout athlete with great toughness, smarts and dedication, Manuel will eventually mature into a solid Bill.
Nevertheless, for sanity and health purposes alone, E.J. Manuel needs to hold a clipboard this autumn.by