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EJ Manuel Retires from NFL

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45 minutes ago, YoloinOhio said:

Well said. You must not have invested in those EJ shares a few years ago. :cry:

 

I kid I kid 

EJ fell on some very difficult times lately. After weeks of remaining unsigned while Nathan Peterman occupied a roster spot EJ's mental condition deteriorated rapidly.  He lost 43 lbs, stopped showering, and walks around all day muttering "5 interceptions in a half. Child of god, my ass".  He made several strange and incoherent and graphically violent public threats toward Ted Nolan.  Something about Ted and his mom.  His family and Dr. all agreed retirement was in the best interest of his health.

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3 minutes ago, YoloinOhio said:

He did slam the Bills after the Ravens game last year.... Wondering why Peterman had a job over him and got more opportunity than he did

 

 

 

That was fair though.  He should have been employed before Peterman.  Still, I don’t have any feelings at all toward him.  He’s just another person in the world to me. 

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41 minutes ago, Hapless Bills Fan said:

 

$9.8M per Spotrac

 

 

That’s a bit more than I had made by his age.

 

 

Or.......my age. 

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I will always like EJ. Sorry it didn't work out.

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3 minutes ago, Augie said:

 

That’s a bit more than I had made by his age.

 

 

Or.......my age. 

I have confidence in you . Just keep grinding. :)

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23 minutes ago, JoeF said:

 

Is this some sort of backhanded way of calling EJ an ass?  You really didn't like him, did you? 😉

 

Others have mentioned the many things set EJ up for failure...

 

Unwarranted first-round status via Nix and Whaley -- they talked themselves into it.  Those conversations must have been gems.

 

The first year injuries.  Just as EJ was about to get some great consistent, game after game reps he would get injured\

 

I don't know that I can really define what Nate Hackett's offensive system was...all I know is that it was better suited for Kyle Orton than EJ Manuel.  EJ could read one side of the field and could move...so what do you game plan--drop-back passing with fairly complex reads--brilliant.....

 

Augie, despite my joke--your post sums up my feelings really well. 

 

 

 

 

Oops! Yeah, I fixed that! Thanks. 

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Yeah, I dont sorry for anyone who made more money first year outta college than I've made in my 48 year life, but I still wish EJ the best

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1 hour ago, Brianmoorman4jesus said:

All things considered, easily one of the top 5 busts in Bills history. Absolutely sucked the life out of this team. This guy made me like Thad Lewis. Never got better from his first game. Other then Tebow he probably had the worst mechanics and footwork of any QB ever taken in the first round. The guy was defended with relentlessly on the BBMB. Nobody is saying he was a bad guy. He just was severely overdraft and then never did anything to get better. 

I dont agree with that.  Definitely a bust though.

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6 minutes ago, JohnC said:

I have confidence in you . Just keep grinding. :)

 

I’m “retired” according to my tax returns. I outkicked my coverage with my wife. It turns out she’s a MUCH better banker than I ever dreamed of being. I have my confidence in her!  All the eggs are in that basket now. 🙏  😋

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Try Canada, great beer

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Wish him well.   I think E.J. will be very successful in the next phase of his career....

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1 hour ago, NoHuddleKelly12 said:

A "first" for EJ's NFL career that is probably not suitable for framing on his man-cave wall?

 

https://ftw.usatoday.com/2015/10/ej-manuel-bills-lose-game-three-different-countries

 

:P

 

Nonetheless, I wish him all the best, with better times as a retired player, and one eligible for the vested NFL pension, so there's that. 

 

Four. Most people think that California is in a country by itself.

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I do have one fond memory of him.  Nov 2013 against the Jets where he tore up their defense.  Bills won that day something like 37-14.  The Jets had won like 7 of the last 8 games against the Bills at that point and usually bullied them as well.  I still had high hopes for EJ at that point.

 

Unfortunately being a good person doesn't make you a good starting QB in the NFL.  

 

I wish the guy luck in his future endeavors.  

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32 minutes ago, YoloinOhio said:

He did slam the Bills after the Ravens game last year....

 

That was no slam.   It was a valid question with no rational answer or explanation...

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1 hour ago, Over 29 years of fanhood said:

Does anyone want to buy an authentic gently used EJM#3 jersey? 

 

Ive made many choices in my life. This is on the long list of  poor ones. 

Hang onto it a little longer.


After this season you'll be able to bundle it on Ebay with your Josh Allen jersey.

 

Might be easier to sell them that way.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Over 29 years of fanhood said:

Does anyone want to buy an authentic gently used EJM#3 jersey? 

 

Ive made many choices in my life. This is on the long list of  poor ones. 

 

Kiko jerseys go for a hummer at New Era... wait until the season and maybe you can hold out for a handy and a half a warm beer on game day. 

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1 hour ago, HOUSE said:

The stock market is crashing...sell...sell !!

 
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Actually, dips like this are the times when smart people buy.  For every "Chicken Little" running around saying the sky is falling, guys like Warren Buffet pull out the check book and take advantage of low prices.

I'm glad EJ is hanging them up.  He was a decent guy but a pitiful QB.

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Why do you think EJ retired?   I seem to recall reading here that the genius that is Andy Reid would finally unlock EJ's vast potential .

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10 minutes ago, Nextmanup said:

Hang onto it a little longer.


After this season you'll be able to bundle it on Ebay with your Josh Allen jersey.

 

Might be easier to sell them that way.

what the...

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1 hour ago, YoloinOhio said:

He did slam the Bills after the Ravens game last year.... Wondering why Peterman had a job over him and got more opportunity than he did

 

 

 

Double yikes... Raiders moved on from him and... signed Peterman 

 

Yup, talk about a double whammy there. Got to be a tough pill to swallow.

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1 hour ago, Brianmoorman4jesus said:

All things considered, easily one of the top 5 busts in Bills history. Absolutely sucked the life out of this team. This guy made me like Thad Lewis. Never got better from his first game. Other then Tebow he probably had the worst mechanics and footwork of any QB ever taken in the first round. The guy was defended with relentlessly on the BBMB. Nobody is saying he was a bad guy. He just was severely overdraft and then never did anything to get better. 

He was a 3rd round qb that was destined to be a perennial backup. DW took a huge risk and it failed miserably.  Finding a franchise qb is not easy. It takes alot of relentless work by a scouting dept and a little bit of luck. With EJ we got neither. His career ended in London as Peterman's ended against the Chargers. 

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EJ was a fine quarterback.  His only problems were lack of any feel for the game and an inability to complete passes, even very short ones.

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1 minute ago, Formerly Allan in MD said:

EJ was a fine quarterback.  His only problems were lack of any feel for the game and an inability to complete passes, even very short ones.

This is confusing.

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