Kevin Kolb | QB
Posted: 3/10/2014 2:13pm et
The Buffalo Bills will have to make a decision on the future of QB Kevin Kolb, who is due a $1 million roster bonus this week. 'It's a tricky situation,' general manager Doug Whaley said. 'We're going to be very careful how we handle this, and the foremost consideration in the whole equation is him being healthy.'
Huddle Up: Kolb is at best the backup to E.J. Manuel in Buffalo; the Bills need to determine if he'll be healthy enough to perform clipboard duties... and if he's worth a million dollars to do so.
Posted: 8/26/2013 12:42am et
The Buffalo Bills are concerned that the QB Kevin Kolb's (concussion) might be career-ending, and they're proceeding with that in mind.
Huddle Up: It's looking like it just wasn't meant to be for the 2007 2nd-round pick, who has missed 17 of 32 games over the past 2 seasons and has continued to see injury issues crop up on seemingly a weekly basis this preseason.
Posted: 8/24/2013 9:23pm et
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone said the team will look to sign a quarterback because of the injuries to QB Kevin Kolb (head) and QB EJ Manuel (knee).
Huddle Up: With Kolb and Manuel both hurt, the Bills are down to only Jeff Tuel at quarterback. Regardless of who starts the opener, Buffalo needs to sign another body at the position until either Kolb or Manuel is healthy enough to get back on the field.
Posted: 8/17/2013 12:08am et
Buffalo Bills QB Kevin Kolb made the start in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 16, against the Minnesota Vikings, completing 13 of his 21 passes for 111 yards, no touchdowns and one interception. Rookie QB EJ Manuel replaced him and completed 10 of 12 passes for 92 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions.
Huddle Up: It's looks like only a matter of time now before the Bills name Manuel the starter. Manuel has looked good in both preseason games, displaying accuracy on shorter passes and showing patience in the pocket. Consider him a QB2 with upside to start the season.
Posted: 8/16/2013 4:06pm et
Buffalo Bills QB Kevin Kolb gets the start in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 16, against the Minnesota Vikings, and he is focused on playing well and not so much the battle with QB EJ Manuel for the starting job. 'I just think you can't focus on that stuff,' said Kolb. 'You have to focus on what can I do as a quarterback? How do I get better? And you've got to be coachable.'
Huddle Up: Like it or not, Kolb is in a QB dogfight -- and it's one that he's trailing after missing Buffalo's preseason opener. The veteran, though, can make up some ground with a strong outing vs. the Vikes.
Posted: 8/14/2013 9:26pm et
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone said Wednesday, Aug. 14, that QB Kevin Kolb will start the preseason game Friday, Aug. 16, against the Minnesota Vikings.
Huddle Up: Kolb will get his chance to work with the first-team offense after rookie E.J. Manuel looked good last week, connecting on 16-of-21 passes for 107 yards and a touchdown. Kolb can put himself right back in the race with a strong showing but right now it looks like Manuel has the edge to be the Bills' Week 1 starter versus New England.
Posted: 8/9/2013 4:10pm et
Buffalo Bills QB Kevin Kolb (knee) participated in the team's walkthrough Friday, Aug. 9, and is expected to participate in evening practice.
Huddle Up: Kolb is making strides and could be in line to play Sunday when the Bills open the preseason in Indy.
Posted: 8/8/2013 2:56pm et
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone said he wants to see how QB Kevin Kolb (knee) practices Friday, Aug. 9, before deciding if Kolb will play in the first preseason game or how much playing time he could get.
Huddle Up: EJ Manuel was already out in front in the quarterback competition in Buffalo. If Kolb misses the game and Manuel plays well, Manuel might just be the leader in the clubhouse.
Posted: 8/6/2013 9:27am et
Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills QB Kevin Kolb missed an intrasquad scrimmage Monday, Aug. 5, due to a death in the family. Head coach Doug Marrone said Kolb intended to play if his injured knee would have allowed it.
Huddle Up: Kolb may not have been able to play due to the knee injury he suffered over the weekend, but his heart and mind were obviously elsewhere. Our condolences to him and his family.
Posted: 8/5/2013 9:15pm et
Buffalo Bills QB Kevin Kolb will not participate in the team's scrimmage Monday, Aug. 5, because of a death in his family. He and rookie E.J. Manuel are listed as co-starters atop the Bills' QB depth chart.
Huddle Up: Manuel, the 16th overall pick in the draft and the first QB selected, gets the first shot to either get a leg up or set himself back.
Posted: 8/3/2013 11:39am et
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone said QB Kevin Kolb (knee) is considered day-to-day after he slipped on a rubber mat and tweaked his knee prior to practice Saturday, Aug. 3.
Huddle Up: It's probably not a good sign for Kolb if he can't even walk out to practice without getting hurt. Kolb's absence opens the door for rookie E.J. Manuel to see more reps with the first-team offense and get a leg up in the Bills' QB battle if he performs well.
Posted: 7/29/2013 10:18am et
Buffalo Bills QB Kevin Kolb had more repetitions under center than rookie QB EJ Manuel, but not considerably more, the first day of camp Sunday, July 28.
Huddle Up: The expectation is that Manuel will take over the starting gig sooner rather than later, but it's early in camp.
Posted: 7/27/2013 3:35pm et
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone said QB Kevin Kolb and EJ Manuel will split reps with the first-team offense once training camp begins.
Huddle Up: Ideally the Bills will have a QB1 emerge sooner rather than later in training camp so that player can get more reps in Marrone's new offense. The smart money is on the rookie, but the fantasy expectations for either are relatively low.
Posted: 7/4/2013 12:54pm et
Buffalo Bills QB Kevin Kolb said all quarterback competitions are different, and that the competition later this month with QB EJ Manuel will give him a unique perspective. "They are all definitely different," said Kolb of the quarterback competitions he's been a part of. "This one right now we're all new to the system, so we're trying to just pick it up from our own game standpoint. Just trying to pick it up mentally, trying to pick it up physically. Making sure we're on our own P's and Q's and making sure our details are right."
Huddle Up: This derby is clearly up for grabs to open the season, but all the fantasy upside, of course, rests with Manuel as you can be certain the rookie will get the starting call at some point even if he's not the Week 1 starter.
Posted: 5/2/2013 1:34pm et
Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone indicated QBs Kevin Kolb, Tarvaris Jackson and first-round pick EJ Manuel will split reps with the first-team offense once offseason workouts begin.
Huddle Up: Even though Manuel was the lone QB drafted in the first round, he remains somewhat of a project and isn't likely to open the season as the Bills' starter. That is, of course, unless Kolb is hurt and Jackson is ineffective/uninspiring, but what's the chance of those things happening?
Posted: 4/20/2013 2:01pm et
Buffalo Bills QB Kevin Kolb said the team's up-tempo offense will help the younger players because they will not have to think as much. "The best thing to me that tempo does," Kolb said, "is that it relaxes the mind of the players and they can just do what they've been doing their entire life. A big problem, especially for young players at this level, is they slow down because they're thinking too much. If you get them into a no-huddle, you get them into a quick style of offense, then they're just reading and reacting. When you're reading and reacting you're playing at your highest level and that's when you make a lot of great plays."
Huddle Up: Less thinking, more doing--your 2013 Buffalo Bills. Actually, Kolb has a point to some degree; the key will be the young players--or any Bill, for that matter--understanding the offense to the point that they know what they're doing and don't have to stop and think. If Doug Marrone's uptempo offense helps in that regard, that's good news for the Bills--and fantasy owners of C.J. Spiller and Stevie Johnson.
Posted: 4/9/2013 12:05pm et
Buffalo Bills QB Kevin Kolb said he believes he can help the team win a Super Bowl title. 'I'm here to win the Super Bowl. Period,' Kolb said. 'For me it was just straight, 'Hey, how can I go win, how can I go be successful.'' The Bills have the longest active postseason drought in the league at 13 consecutive seasons.
Huddle Up: Before getting into wins and playoff appearances -- let alone Super Bowls -- the first order of business for Kolb is to play in more than 9 games -- something he hasn't done in any of his 6 NFL seasons. In his 2 disappointing seasons in Arizona, Kolb started only 14 of a possible 32 games.
Posted: 3/31/2013 1:43pm et
The Oakland Raiders had discussed the possibility of signing free-agent QB Kevin Kolb.
Huddle Up: With Kolb landing a 2-year deal with the Bills on Saturday, the options just got a little slimmer for the Raiders, who might now be pursuing the rumored deal for Matt Flynn with more vigor.
Posted: 3/31/2013 12:21am et
The Buffalo Bills have agreed to terms with free-agent QB Kevin Kolb to a two-year deal worth as much as $13 million.
Huddle Up: Kolb gives the Bills a veteran to compete with Tarvaris Jackson, though the signing doesn't mean they won't spend an early pick on a quarterback in the upcoming draft.
Posted: 3/29/2013 6:52pm et
The Buffalo Bills are showing interest in free-agent QB Kevin Kolb.
Huddle Up: Buffalo has QB issues that Tarvares Jackson isn't going to solve, and having a veteran like Kolb in the mix can only help. Also look for the Bills to go after a quarterback on draft day, perhaps Geno Smith or Matt Barkley in Round 1.
Posted: 3/13/2013 9:15pm et
The Arizona Cardinals signed QB Drew Stanton Wednesday, March 13, which casts even more doubt on the future of QB Kevin Kolb in Glendale. The team now has four quarterbacks under contract, and they owe Kolb a $2 million bonus if he is on the roster Saturday, March 16.
Huddle Up: Guess we'll know by St. Paddy's Day if the Cards are investing in Kolb for the long term or if he'll be looking for a job elsewhere.