Thursday, September 26, 2013

Manuel working on keeping deep ball in bounds


Buffalo Bills quarterback E.J. Manuel threw a handful of long balls last Sunday, most of which didn't have a chance.

About half a dozen of Manuel's deep perimeter passes against the New York Jets came down on the wrong side of the sideline, resulting in what were guaranteed incompletions.

"I learned a lot from that game and the mistakes I made," Manuel told the media Monday. "Obviously throwing the ball out of bounds when the pressure was coming, those are things you can’t do. I learned from it, worked on it yesterday on my own and tried to simulate it as best I could."

The Bills have the sixth-fewest passing plays of 20 yards or more with seven and have connected on just one pass longer than 40 yards, a 45-yarder.

Manuel spent time with backup quarterback Jeff Tuel Tuesday working on deep ball accuracy.

”You throw it. You see what the result of the throw is and then tweak some things, whatever," Tuel told "You’ve just got to do it, and that’s exactly what we did. We did a ton of vertical reps just to try to improve.”

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