Jan.1, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles quarterback EJ Manuel (3) runs against the Northern Illinois Huskies in the third quarter during the 2013 Orange Bowl game at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

EJ Manuel says Buffalo Bills offense is easier to learn than FSU’s


The Buffalo Bills shocked the football word when they drafted EJ Manuel in the first round instead of Geno Smith, who at one point in time was a favorite for the first overall pick. But Manuel isn’t expecting a rough transition, the offense the Bills run is easier for him to learn than the FSU offense he ran. In fact he told Sirius XM NFL Radio on Saturday that he has it figured out already.

“The funny thing is it’s easier to learn than the offense I had at Florida State,” Manuel said, via ESPN.com.  “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. . . .

“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.”

Simpler does not mean less effective. Simpler in fact could mean better. If EJ Manuel is that confident in the offense and his understanding of it that could mean the Buffalo Bills are in for a quick turn around like what the Seattle Seahawks experienced with Russell Wilson and the Washington Redskins with Robert Griffin III.

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