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Doug Marrone explains scenario in which he would've pulled EJ Manuel

By Jay Skurski

Bills coach Doug Marrone's weekly segment with WGR has quickly become must-listen radio every Friday morning. Marrone last week was asked whether there was a situation in which he would consider making a change at quarterback Sunday by replacing EJ Manuel with Thad Lewis. The entire segment can be heard here.

Given that Manuel went 11 of 25 for 79 yards in the first 55 minutes of Sunday's 23-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field, I asked Marrone today if that's not the scenario in which he'd pull Manuel -- then what would it look like?

"If EJ Manuel looked like he was hurt out there or that prior injury was hurting him to be productive or he was taking too many shots where he was being put in a situation where we couldn’t protect him and those things were going on? Then, yes I would have put Thad Lewis in there and that was the situation I was looking for, which didn’t occur yesterday."

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Tim Graham

Tim Graham

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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Mark Gaughan

Mark Gaughan

Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

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Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski joined The News in January 2009. The Lewiston native attended St. Francis High School before graduating from the University of South Florida. He writes a weekly Fantasy column in addition to his beat writing duties.

@JaySkurski | jskurski@buffnews.com

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