The Buffalo Bills need to have everyone healthy and ready to role Week 1 when the AFC East powerhouse New England Patriots come to town, and if new head coach Doug Marrone wants to make a statement early in his tenure, a good showing against the Pats will do just that.
But he’ll need his quarterback to even be competitive against the likes of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick,
Breaking: Sources tell me E.J. Manuel is “healthy and ready to go for Week 1,” and Doug Marrone is expected to name Week 1 starter tomorrow.
— P. Schrager (@PSchrags) September 4, 2013
The Patriots don’t have quite as big a QB problem, but head coach Bill Belichick was asked Monday if the door was open to a potential return of Tim Tebow to the team, and he admitted there was a chance it could happen:
Certainly we’ve had a lot of players that have left here and come back here. That’s already happened multiple times this year.
In his three preseason appearances for the Patriots, Tebow went 11/30 for 145 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions while running for 91 yards on 16 carries.