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EJ Manuel: Bills' offense easier to grasp than Florida State's

Bills rookie quarterback EJ Manuel said the team's offensive system has been easy to pick up. (Rick Stewart/Getty Images) Bills rookie quarterback EJ Manuel said the team's offensive system has been easy to pick up. (Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback EJ Manuel said in a radio interview Sunday that the team's offensive scheme has been extremely simple to learn under new head coach Doug Marrone and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett.

Manuel said that the Bills' offense has been easier to learn than the offense at Florida State.

"The funny thing is it's easier to learn than the offense I had at Florida State," Manuel, the Bills' first round draft pick, told SiriusXM NFL Radio, according to 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," he added. "[That 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."

The Bills selected Manuel with the 16th overall pick in the NFL Draft, making him the only quarterback selected in the first round. Marrone has said that Manuel will compete with returning backup Tarvaris Jackson and veteran Kevin Kolb.
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