Bills coach 'disappointed' after loss to Jets

Bills quarterback EJ Manuel tries to escape a Jets pass rusher on Sunday. (Reuters)

Bills quarterback EJ Manuel tries to escape a Jets pass rusher on Sunday. (Reuters)

ROB LONGLEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:49 AM ET

If your preference in Monday morning quarterbacking is to have the glass half full, then here’s one for you: Rookie Bills quarterback EJ Manuel didn’t toss an interception in the first road game of his pro career.

Of course, there aren’t many defensive backs in the league who can make a play when the final destination of the pass attempt is the third row.

It wasn’t a solo ride of ineptitude for Manuel in the Bills 27-20 loss to the Jets on Sunday — he had plenty of company in the young Buffalo lineup.

Part reality check, part thorough thumping, first-year Bills coach Doug Marrone was schooled by Jets counterpart Rex Ryan and the result of that matchup filtered through the roster.

First to Manuel, who certainly regressed from his Week 2 showing. You can’t hang it all on the kid, though his inaccuracy was alarming at times as he wildly overthrew his targets through much of the long afternoon at MetLife Stadium.


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