GM Doug Whaley: Bills in QB Purgatory

Doug Whaley believes that the Bills are "almost in QB purgatory." He believes the team will be too good in 2015 to have a high draft pick next year to address the position.

Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley made the rounds on the radio this morning. Whaley discussed a variety of topics such as the quarterback competition, E.J. Manuel, Marcell Dareus and more with WGR-550 and WCMF 96.5’s The Breakroom. Here are a few highlights from his interviews.

Buffalo in QB purgatory

Whaley admitted that the team is “almost in quarterback purgatory” when talking with WGR-550. He believes there is simply too much talent for the Bills to be drafting high in 2016. The GM is probably right. Buffalo’s defense, running game and offensive playmakers should keep the team competitive in 2015, regardless of the quarterback under center. It’ll put the Bills in a tough situation during the 2016 draft. They may have to abandon their draft board and simply select their highest rated quarterback in the first round.

EJ Manuel

Whaley added that EJ is a “tad behind” where the team would like him to be, but it sounds like there is some progress involved with Manuel’s game.

QB talk

When discussing the quarterbacks, Whaley stated that he’s going to reserve judgment on the QBs until they’re in real game situations.

He also admitted that the team may only pass 20-25 times per game in 2015.

Marcell Dareus

Whaley added that he’s optimistic that a deal gets done.

Other Notes

-Whaley specifically mentioned that John Miller and Ronald Darby have impressed him thus far in training camp.

-He doesn’t know how long Leodis McKelvin will be out of action.


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Whaley added that EJ is a “tad behind” where the team would like him to be, but it sounds like there is some progress involved with Manuel’s game.

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When discussing the quarterbacks, Whaley stated that he’s going to reserve judgment on the QBs until they’re in real game situations.

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#Bills GM Doug Whaley on WGR: I will reserve judgment on QBs until the lights are on in game settings

— Joe Buscaglia (@JoeBuscaglia) August 5, 2015
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He also admitted that the team may only pass 20-25 times per game in 2015.

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Marcell Dareus

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Whaley says Dareus and the Bills have exchanged proposals but a deal this large takes some time

— WGR 550 (@WGR550) August 5, 2015
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Whaley added that he’s optimistic that a deal gets done.

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-Whaley specifically mentioned that John Miller and Ronald Darby have impressed him thus far in training camp.

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-He doesn’t know how long Leodis McKelvin will be out of action.

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Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley made the rounds on the radio this morning. Whaley discussed a variety of topics such as the quarterback competition, E.J. Manuel, Marcell Dareus and more with WGR-550 and WCMF 96.5’s The Breakroom. Here are a few highlights from his interviews.

Buffalo in QB purgatory

Whaley admitted that the team is “almost in quarterback purgatory” when talking with WGR-550. He believes there is simply too much talent for the Bills to be drafting high in 2016. The GM is probably right. Buffalo’s defense, running game and offensive playmakers should keep the team competitive in 2015, regardless of the quarterback under center. It’ll put the Bills in a tough situation during the 2016 draft. They may have to abandon their draft board and simply select their highest rated quarterback in the first round.

EJ Manuel

Whaley on EJ: "He's farther along this year than he was last year.... we want to see a step. Will it be the ultimate step? That's up to him"

— WGR 550 (@WGR550) August 5, 2015

Whaley added that EJ is a “tad behind” where the team would like him to be, but it sounds like there is some progress involved with Manuel’s game.

QB talk

When discussing the quarterbacks, Whaley stated that he’s going to reserve judgment on the QBs until they’re in real game situations.

#Bills GM Doug Whaley on WGR: I will reserve judgment on QBs until the lights are on in game settings

— Joe Buscaglia (@JoeBuscaglia) August 5, 2015

He also admitted that the team may only pass 20-25 times per game in 2015.

Marcell Dareus

Whaley says Dareus and the Bills have exchanged proposals but a deal this large takes some time

— WGR 550 (@WGR550) August 5, 2015

Whaley added that he’s optimistic that a deal gets done.

Other Notes

-Whaley specifically mentioned that John Miller and Ronald Darby have impressed him thus far in training camp.

-He doesn’t know how long Leodis McKelvin will be out of action.

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