E. J. Manuel
E. J. Manuel
Erik "EJ" Manuel Jr. is an American football quarterback. He currently plays college football as the quarterback for the Seminoles of Florida State University. He took over the position from Christian Ponder late in the 2009 season due to Ponder's shoulder injury.
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2015 NFL Draft: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Plan On Selecting A Quarterback, Which Other 10 Teams Are Expected To Do So As Well?
The Inquisitor - almost 2 years
Quarterback is the most important position in the NFL, and teams are always looking for the next franchise player at that position. The 2015 quarterback draft class is by no means deep but it includes two players that are considered franchise type players — Jameis Winston out of Florida State and Marcus Mariota out of Oregon. There are four other quarterbacks that are projected to be taken in the first five rounds of the draft. Despite the lack of overall depth and quality at the quarterback position, several teams will still take flyers on players who they believe they can develop into starters or top-notch backups. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to take a quarterback with the number one pick overall and Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times believes the Bucs will ultimately go with Winston. “Winston is plug-and-play. He operated in a pro-style offense. He played under center, he checks protections, reads coverage and throws with accuracy and anticipation. On the field, th ...
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Steelers' defence bounces back, frustrates Manuel, Bills in 23-10 romp
Yahoo News - over 3 years
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Pittsburgh shut down rookie quarterback E.J. Manuel in his return, pounding the Bills in a 23-10 win on Sunday.
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Bills announce Manuel has been cleared to return
Fox News - over 3 years
Orchard Park, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The Buffalo Bills announced Monday that rookie quarterback E.J. Manuel has been cleared to return from a knee injury.
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NFL Week 8 Football Picks
Huffington Post - over 3 years
While one wouldn't seriously suggest making one's Week 8 NFL picks using a dartboard, football predictions for the 2013 season have proven best made using the SAT method: make your choice and don't second-guess yourself by referring to facts. Okay, maybe that last part isn't recommended when filling in the circles that will determine one's collegiate future. However, this is the NFL season when sticking with the generally acknowledged better team has held true -- the recent Jets win notwithstanding. So, stop stressing and concentrate on getting the most enjoyment out of your Sunday (and Thursday and Monday) viewing experience. Those of us who love football need to pause and remember with gratitude Titans owner Bud Adams, one of the founders of the AFL, and longtime Oilers coach Bum Phillips. Both gentlemen passed away in their 90's last week. Mr. Adams made arrangements in his will for the team to remain in the family and Mr. Phillips' contributions continue through his son Wade, defe ...
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Cleveland's Brian Hoyer faces surgery, is done for season
LATimes - over 3 years
The Browns' backup quarterback led Cleveland to victories after stepping in as starter. The Bills' E.J. Manuel will miss time because of a sprained knee. Brian Hoyer , the hometown quarterback who sparked his Cleveland Browns to two straight wins, will miss the rest of the season with a torn right knee ligament.
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Buffalo's Manuel out 'few weeks' as Bills scramble
Yahoo News - over 3 years
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo rookie quarterback E.J. Manuel will miss "a few weeks" with a sprained ligament in his right knee.
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NFL Week 5 Football Picks
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Nothing is truly predictable when it comes to the NFL's Week 5 predictions, but I'll go out on a limb (again) anyway. High-flyers like Green Bay and Denver are both up against good defenses as they face Detroit and Dallas. Superstar Seattle is on the road against underrated Indy. Even one of the league's two worst teams will win -- since Jacksonville and St. Louis are playing each other. This week will test the "go with the strongest team no matter what" theory. Quotes of the Week: "We like to formation them to death." Drew Brees in an ESPN interview after Monday Night Football "We're here chillin' with the Brits. Shout out to the Queen." Ike Taylor, mic'd by NFL Films (Showtime's Inside the NFL) Buffalo Bills at Cleveland Browns. Lost in the Brian Hoyer/Trent Richardson hoopla is the fact that the Cleveland Browns' defense is giving up less than 300 yards per game, featuring less than 80 rushing yards allowed. Buffalo's D ranks 27th overall, but does seem to have awakened of l ...
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NFL Week 4 Football Picks
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Now that we've reached Week 4 of the 2013 NFL season, game picks start to settle into two categories: 1) clearly the better team but will they win by enough? And 2) who can pull off an upset? Looking back at Week 3, the consensus better team won and covered 10 of 16 games, the "probably better team in these conditions" won twice and the better team lost four times. The two biggest underdogs failed to cover. So, your edge in the quest for office pool bragging rights is going to hinge on those two "probably better in these conditions" picks. It sounds so simple. San Francisco 49ers at St. Louis Rams. For some reason, the Rams always raise their level of play against the Niners -- probably going back to the days when "The Greatest Show on Turf" unseated the post Montana/Young 49ers as the dominant team in the division. San Francisco's two recent losses have raised Jim Harbaugh's crustiness factor and the fans' critical impulses. The Niners may want to blame the loss on the Colts' acqui ...
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NFL Week 3 Football Picks
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
In making football picks for the NFL's Week 3 games, is it safe to believe that the league is settling down to "business as usual?" Will perennial "winners" start to establish their territories while recent dismal "losers" begin to fall apart? Aside from the absolute top and the absolute bottom of the National Football League, the answer is "no." If Denver's Oline can find a system to protect Peyton Manning after losing LT Ryan Clady, the Broncos should continue their steady rise toward preeminence in the AFC. As long as Marshawn Lynch stays healthy, Seattle and their terrifying defense have no fears until they face the Niners again in December. At the other end of the spectrum: unless Jaguars star runner Maurice Jones-Drew can not only rise above his injury, but also play quarterback--Jacksonville has a long way to go, while there appears to be mutiny brewing on the Jolly Roger in Tampa Bay and Cleveland fans have seen the new regime sweep away both 2012 first-round draft picks in o ...
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Bills Like What They See in E.J. Manuel’s Promising Start
NYTimes - over 3 years
The Bills’ E.J. Manuel, who has a passer rating of 95.9, and the Jets’ Geno Smith (55.2), the first two quarterbacks taken in the 2013 draft, will face each other on Sunday.     
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N.F.L. Roundup: Bills Coach Will Not Give Praise to Rookie
NYTimes - over 3 years
Buffalo Bills Coach Doug Marrone is in no mood yet to join the chorus of praise being directed at his rookie quarterback E J Manuel.     
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Stunning Numbers From The Chiefs Home Opener
Arrowhead Addict - over 3 years
As much as I enjoyed the Chiefs’ walloping of the Jacksonville Jaguars last week on an emotional level, I came out of last week with my sails only half-filled. The Jaguars were obviously an inferior opponent. The real test would be against Dallas. And so, like any Chiefs fan that has been attentive these last few years, I waited, both allowing myself a bit of hope and steeling myself for potential disappointment. I watched the first half of the game with the most intense expression I probably have had in years. “We’re not going to be able to keep up with Dez.” “We have to score here. We cannot, cannot afford to miss this opportunity.” Et cetera, interspaced with plenty of salty exclamations and mutterings. But the Chiefs did not disappoint (which is a good thing because I’m not sure I my nerves could have taken a close Chiefs loss AND that last episode of Breaking Bad in one sitting). Here are the numbers that stood out to me and what they mean.   72 – The number of sac ...
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Manuel trying to turn the page in Buffalo
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Steve Keating ORCHARD PARK, New York (Reuters) - With past Buffalo Bills quarterbacking greats looking on, rookie E.J. Manuel showed why he is the key to the future, rallying the downtrodden franchise to a last gasp 24-23 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. The only quarterback selected in the first round of April's NFL draft, Manuel in just two games has justified the Bills' belief in him coolly engineering an 80-yard drive capped by an arching two-yard pass touchdown pass to Stevie Johnson with just two seconds left to play. ...
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NFL Week 2 Football Picks
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
Week 1 of the 2013 NFL season featured some textbook performances by consummate pros (Peyton Manning, Reggie Bush, Charles Tillman), some incredible opening acts (Chip Kelly) and some matchups showcasing play at an atmospheric level (San Francisco and Green Bay). Week 2 promises more of the same as the Mannings face off, the Eagles try to capture lightening twice in a row and the 49ers head north to face the 12th man (and the Seahawsk too). The return of National Football League games proved yet again what superlatives athletes play this game. In 2012, defensive players and analysts universally bemoaned all of the new rule changes prohibiting high hits, low hits, hits with the helmet. Defenders feared they would no longer be effective which such limitations. Last weekend, in game after game and drive after drive, NFL defensive athletes delivered bone-jarring, fumble-causing hits that upheld the rules while ending drives and causing turnovers. In the six months since the Super Bowl ...
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Manuel, Smith Excel, At Least as Far as Rookie Debuts Go
Wall Street Journal - over 3 years
The Bills' E.J. Manuel and the Jets' Geno Smith each played better on Sunday than fans had a right to expect.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of E. J. Manuel
    TWENTIES
  • 2011
    Age 22
    In the 2011 season, EJ Manuel played in every game besides the loss at Clemson after injuring his shoulder in a loss against Oklahaoma the previous week.
    More Details Hide Details He finished the season with 2,666 yards passing on a 65% completion rate. He also finished with 18 passing touchdowns, 4 rushing touchdowns, and 8 interceptions. He helped lead the Seminoles to a comeback win against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the Champs Sports Bowl by throwing for 249 yards and 2 touchdowns.
  • 2010
    Age 21
    He also led the Seminoles to a victory in the 2010 Chick-fil-A Bowl against South Carolina when Christian Ponder was injured in the second quarter.
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    Manuel started twice in the 2010 season for Christian Ponder, who battled a nagging forearm injury.
    More Details Hide Details In his first start against Clemson, he picked up 71 yards on 15 carries.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2007
    Age 18
    In 2007, as a senior, Manuel passed for 1,859 yards, 18 touchdowns and rushed for 541 yards.
    More Details Hide Details He was considered a five-star recruit by Scout, a four star recruit by Rivals and both sites, as well as Sports Illustrated, listed him the second best quarterback. An All-American quarterback in high school, Manuel was recruited by then FSU Offensive Coordinator Jimbo Fisher, now the head coach. Manuel took over for an injured Christian Ponder as the 4-5 Seminoles were in danger of finishing with a losing record for the first time since Bobby Bowden took over the program. His first start was an away game against Wake Forest. He completed 15-20 passes for 220 yards with one touchdown, leading the seminoles to a 41-28 win over Wake Forest, who at the time had won three games in a row against Florida State. Manuel struggled in his second game against Maryland but still managed to pull out a much needed win making FSU bowl eligible. Manuel's struggles continued against the dominating Florida Gators, and the mobile quarterback wasn't able to get into a rhythm as Florida State lost, 37-10.
  • 2004
    Age 15
    Manuel was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He attended Bayside High School, where he played football. In 2004, as a freshman, he started at quarterback and threw for 589 yards and seven touchdowns, as well as rushing for 119 yards and one touchdown.
    More Details Hide Details As a sophomore, he recorded 1,332 passing yards and eight touchdowns as well as 276 rushing yards and six touchdowns. As a junior, Manuel threw for 1,973 yards and 15 touchdowns while rushing for 345 yards and five touchdowns.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1990
    Age 1
    Born on March 19, 1990.
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