Can Snakebitten Buffalo Bills Overcome Unlucky 2013 Preseason?

August 27, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The NFL never said it would go easy on first-time head coach Doug Marrone and first-time GM Doug Whaley. 
And since the calendars flipped to August, the new leaders of the Buffalo Bills organization certainly haven't had it easy. 
Really though, through July, outside of the Jairus Byrd holdout, Marrone and Whaley didn't have a complaint in the world. They had their pick of the quarterback litter in April's draft even after they traded back to acquire an extra second-round selection. 
They got their guy—EJ Manuel at No. 16 overall. Cost-effective free-agents were signed. Life was good.  
Then, the string of misfortune began. Of all things, it was started by a slippery rubber mat. Yeah, a rubber mat. A week into training camp, the Bills quarterback competition between Manuel and veteran journeyman Kevin Kolb was humming along, bringing out the best in each signal-caller. 
The prized rookie looked to have the lead...

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