According to Buffalo first-round draft pick EJ Manuel, the Bills’ offense is “easier” than Florida State’s.
In a recent interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio (via ESPN), Manuel discusses how Buffalo’s West Coast offense was on his pre-draft wish list and how it’s simpler than his former college team’s.
“The funny thing is it’s easier to learn than the offense I had at Florida State. “It’s a true West Coast-type progression offense. That’s really what I wanted when I was coming through the pre-draft process. I wanted something that I could just go in and say 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, check it down and run it. That’s it, it’s that simple. I love it.”
“I’ve done great. The learning curve for me is a lot shorter simply because of what I had at Florida State. [The Seminoles’ offense is] more complex and a little bit harder to catch on and learn. This offense is very simple. I’ve done a great job with it.”
In utilizing the 16th-overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft on Manuel, you have to believe that the Bills are looking to hand over the reins of the team in just his first year.
Understanding the playbook is the first step in the process, so the franchise has to be thrilled that offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett’s scheme came so easily for Manuel.