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Report: Kevin Kolb struggling in Bills’ camp

Kevin Kolb, Jay Ross AP

The Buffalo Bills will have a new quarterback this year. Whether it will be Kevin Kolb or first-round draft pick EJ Manuel remains to be seen.

However, early impressions don’t seem to be favorable for Kolb.

According to Jay Skurski of the Buffalo News, the first few days of camp for Kolb have left a lot to be desired.

Kolb worked with the Bills’ first-team offense on Tuesday and didn’t look particularly inspiring. Per Skurski, Kolb “looked at times like he was trying to complete passes to the water cooler on the sidelines.”

Kolb was signed by the Buffalo Bills in March after two seasons with the Arizona Cardinals. Kolb took over for an injured John Skelton Week 1 against Seattle and helped lead the Cardinals to a 4-0 record last season. Kolb went down with an injury in Week 6 as the Cardinals season fell apart after the fast start.

Kolb completed 59.6-percent of his passes last season for 1,169 yards with eight touchdowns and three interceptions in six games.

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  1. realfootballfan says: Jul 31, 2013 1:27 AM

    I’m shocked. Andy Reid swore he was a good player, and we all know that we can trust his evaluations of QBs to transfer to different franchises when he lets them go. Right, AJ Feely?

  2. berniemadoffsides says: Jul 31, 2013 1:28 AM

    Truly shocking.

  3. swaggyy says: Jul 31, 2013 1:33 AM

    You gotta be pretty awful to struggle in camp

  4. shadowcell says: Jul 31, 2013 1:35 AM

    The water cooler was even worse, since it didn’t catch a single pass from Kolb. At this point it’s looking like the biggest bust of the draft.

  5. therealraider says: Jul 31, 2013 2:16 AM

    I don’t know… Kolb’s stats aren’t that terrible ..

  6. thegreatgabbert says: Jul 31, 2013 2:27 AM

    Actually Kevin was fine, the report came about because Joe Namath happened to be on the sidelines. So drunk that he called him “Kolber”, said “I couldn’t care less if you’re shtruggg-ling” and tried to kiss him.

  7. talkingproud says: Jul 31, 2013 2:54 AM

    Looking at the photo it also appears that the Bills’ offensive line is struggling as well.

    And nice throwing form by Kolb! Step into it, you’re wearing a red jersey so that your teammates can’t hit you, right?

  8. Troy Ballard says: Jul 31, 2013 3:27 AM

    Kevin Kolb has the talent. The kid just has awful luck. I would assume this early hiccup is nothing more than difficulty learning a new system. Give him some time. As a Philly fan, I had no problem with him being the future of the franchise before Vick exploded in ’10.

  9. fumbleo says: Jul 31, 2013 3:41 AM

    su-per bowl ! su-per bowl !

  10. murtdurt says: Jul 31, 2013 4:44 AM

    Remember when the cards don’t only over paid to trade for him but then they actually overpaid to sign him. That was funny…for the other 31 teams

  11. floratiotime says: Jul 31, 2013 5:14 AM

    What 2nd string QBs have been traded and then gone on to greatness ?

  12. mungman69 says: Jul 31, 2013 5:40 AM

    I don’t think that Kolb will ever be a winning quarterback. He gets hurt too much.
    And E J Manuel might not be any good either.
    With about 7 quarterbacks in next years first round the Bills can try again.

  13. marvsleezy says: Jul 31, 2013 6:37 AM

    There are also reports that they are using exotic blitzes against Kolb and not Manuel. I wouldn’t judge anyone too harshly yet

  14. teejayss says: Jul 31, 2013 6:43 AM

    ….yet some nitwit bills fan posted recently that the bills have 2 top tier nfl quarterbacks..which i quickly shot down..LMAO..and there were many fools agreeing with the bills fan..delusions must be fun

  15. buffalo75vette says: Jul 31, 2013 6:44 AM

    EJ should be the starter. Let him learn as he goes.

  16. borisbulldog says: Jul 31, 2013 6:47 AM

    That looks like Uncle Rico throwing a steak!

  17. maverickjcw says: Jul 31, 2013 6:47 AM

    Kolb reminds me of Tim Couch for some reason. Kolb was a flash in the pan in Philly and has done nothing since. Philly got rid of him at the perfect time, just as Philly did with McNabb

  18. tatatoothy says: Jul 31, 2013 7:27 AM

    Ugh

  19. cubancigar10 says: Jul 31, 2013 7:29 AM

    Poor Buffalo. Another year of QB mediocrity.

  20. followme2boston says: Jul 31, 2013 7:40 AM

    I read that the defense is throwing the kitchen sink at Kolb and they are spoon feeding Manuel and not blitzing as much.

  21. drfeelyouup says: Jul 31, 2013 7:49 AM

    Why does this clown have a job and Vince Young doesn’t? I know Vince isn’t playing with a full deck but come on.

  22. wwwmattcom says: Jul 31, 2013 7:50 AM

    EJ is going to come out the starter. Hold onto your seats Bills fans and I don’t mean your seat cushions. Its going to be another hair greying year.

    This is why I love rooting for Buffalo then resent them by week 13. Far cry from the nineties. I am starting to forget those days. Were they just a dream?

  23. officialgame says: Jul 31, 2013 7:51 AM

    Kelvin Kolb was drafted high by Andy Reid and Marty Morningweigh to eventually replace Donavon McNabb which he did a few years latter. Kolb then received his second fat contract from the Eagles, looked horrible in training camp lasting less then one quarter in the season opener against Green Bay before being replaced by Mike Vick for the rest of the year. Kolb was then traded to the Cardinals for DRC and a high second round pick, got a third big contract and proceeded to stink out the joint. Now he he is failing with the Bills after receiving a fourth contract be it a smaller one. Still this man has made around 75M for doing nothing. Only in America.

  24. ctiggs says: Jul 31, 2013 7:53 AM

    Kevin kLOLb

  25. touchdownroddywhite says: Jul 31, 2013 7:59 AM

    The ceiling for this guy seems to be league average. The floor seems to be bottomless.

  26. dspyank2k11 says: Jul 31, 2013 8:05 AM

    Im just happy that we (The Bills) didnt cough up the money that the Cards did to get him.

    He was brought in to be no more than an experiment while we groom EJ. Looks like EJ may not be getting the necessary grooming that he will need.

  27. aaroncurryisbust says: Jul 31, 2013 8:36 AM

    Gee, you don’t say.

  28. kspl1 says: Jul 31, 2013 8:52 AM

    Kolb stinks, just like nick foles

  29. riverace19 says: Jul 31, 2013 9:11 AM

    Kevin Kolb is terrible except for 3 games with the Eagles way back when.
    When is the NFL going to realize this.
    Bring on Manuel!

  30. rrhess1529 says: Jul 31, 2013 9:47 AM

    Should of kept Fitz for backup to EJ

  31. tformation says: Jul 31, 2013 9:57 AM

    therealraider said:

    “I don’t know… Kolb’s stats aren’t that terrible ..”

    His win-loss stat is pretty awful.

  32. onurface says: Jul 31, 2013 11:30 AM

    Really! No way!

  33. bjmiller323 says: Jul 31, 2013 11:36 AM

    @floratiotime….Steve Young was drafted by Tampa, and traded to San Fran after a few years….Hes in the HOF….

  34. str82dvd says: Jul 31, 2013 8:37 PM

    Dang you beat me to Steve Young. I think he’s the only example in recent history. But I’m sure there’s a story of Peg-leg Pete getting traded for a bottle of whiskey in 1925 and going on to win the Sheboygan Cup, which the NFL Network would jarringly include in their next “Top 10 QB Trades in NFL History” Show.

  35. caspius1 says: Aug 1, 2013 10:39 AM

    @floratiotime…. How about a current QB. Named Drew Brees. He was drafted oringally to start by the charges who then picked up Philip Rivers. Philip won the job and Drew was traded to NO. I am sure he is not doing good there. Considering NO was the worst team in the NFL at the time. I mean the fans were wearing bags on their heads.

  36. caspius1 says: Aug 1, 2013 10:40 AM

    Also we are all forgetting that the Watercooler was drafted to stand on the sidelines and mess with the quarterbacks. I am thinking that watercooler is doing a great job. Rookie on the year materal there.

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