The Bills starting offense played the entire first half against the Steelers on Saturday and coach Doug Marrone left them on the field for two fourth downs in the red zone, but they’re still looking for their first touchdown of the preseason.
Any time an offense struggles, there are going to be questions about the quarterback. That’s especially true with a second-year quarterback who was drafted in the first round, so EJ Manuel is in the spotlight in Buffalo. Manuel was 17-of-27 for 148 yards and an interception against Pittsburgh and said he felt that the offense was “close,” but that didn’t make it any less disappointing when the night came to an end.
“Coming off the field, it was frustrating,” Manuel said, via the Buffalo News. “I’m not going to lie.”
Marrone complimented Manuel’s play, saying Manuel moved the ball down the field put the team in position to make plays. Being in position to make plays is only half the battle, though, and the Bills can’t pat themselves on the back too much after failing to execute when it mattered.