Jan 1, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; A general view of a Buffalo Bills helmet at a press conference at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Bills QB Thaddeus Lewis talks about trade


The Buffalo Bills had an open competition between Kevin Kolb and E.J. Manuel in training camp. Kolb is facing a career ending injury from a concussion and Manuel is recovering from a knee scope. In the wake of the rash of injuries, Jeff Tuel was named the starting quarterback.

The Buffalo Bills also signed Matt Leinart and traded for Detroit Lions quarterback Thaddeus Lewis. He didn’t have much to say other than he was shocked and that “it all happened so fast.”

He did add that he’ll “dive head first into it” and there is always an opportunity to get playing time when Jeff Tuel is the starting quarterback. Tuel was undrafted out of Washington State and has “very little arm strength” according to ex-NFL scout Russ Lande.

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  • NWBill

    “Tuel was undrafted out of Washington State and has “very little arm strength” according to ex-NFL scout Russ Lande.”

    If his arm’s not all that strong, then why is he connecting on so many long throws and bombs in practices? Granted, he’s not in EJ’s range with arm strength – but neither was Doug Flutie, and HE could pitch it downfield when he needed to. From what I’ve seen, it looks like somebody misread Tuel’s skillset and talent level; which happens sometimes, but I have to guess that Marrone wouldn’t even be thinking about starting this kid – against the PATRIOTS of all teams – if he didn’t think he had the stuff to have a chance at being successful. Hell, Leinert’s got six NFL seasons on this kid, and you don’t see anyone labelling him the starter!