'Good day,' or 'sloppy': Bills QB Manuel and coach Marrone differ on assessing offense

Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel and coach Doug Marrone have widely conflicting assessments on how the offense performed on the third day of training camp.

Despite numerous errant throws, Manuel didn't see much go wrong Tuesday. He calls it "a good day."

Marrone saw things differently. He provided one-word answers over what he didn't like, such as "execution" and "communication."

Marrone also wasn't pleased with Manuel's decisions to tuck the ball and run rather than throw the ball during several seven-on-seven drills.

Aside from rookie receiver Sammy Watkins making a few highlight-reel catches, not much else went right for the Bills' passing game on the first day players wore pads.

Marrone says the offense isn't close to where he wants it to be.


AP NFL website: and