BREAKING: Kyle Orton Named Bills Starting Quarterback for Week 5

When the Buffalo Bills take on the Detroit Lions in Week 5, there will be a new quarterback under center. Doug Marrone announced today that Kyle Orton will be the starting quarterback for the Buffalo Bills.

As for EJ Manuel, Doug Marrone had the following to say:

Kyle Orton will start Week 5 against the Detroit Lions.

Regardless of your thoughts on this matter, it’s clear that Doug Marrone is going “all-in” this season. It’s a smart move considering the Bills will be under new ownership in less than two weeks. If the Buffalo Bills struggle, Marrone, Nathaniel Hackett and GM Doug Whaley could all be without jobs. The Bills need to win now and Kyle Orton deserves a chance to prove that he’s the best option for the job.

Bills fans, what are your thoughts on Kyle Orton being named starter? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section!

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13 Replies to “BREAKING: Kyle Orton Named Bills Starting Quarterback for Week 5”

  1. The bills clearly have no idea what the real problem is and that problem is NathanielHackett who has no idea how to run an offense I don’t know how any one could make a decision about how good ej is after 14 games. Fire Hackett

    • I think not only Hackett, Marrone is not a good coach. Another disappointing season

  2. EJ still has a lot of learning to do. He is talented and will be a great QB for the Bills one day, but right now we need consistency. Orton may not be a pro bowl quarterback, but he has usually shown consistency with his past teams. With an average and consistent QB surrounded by the amazing talent we have at the other skill positions, the Bills should fare a lot better through the upcoming games.

  3. The Bills are not good and will not be good while we operate like this. How is it that a mediocre journeyman who was signed a month ago has beaten out our first-round pick that we’ve been grooming to be the QB for a year and a half? Is the management admitting that it missed that badly with Manuel, and it took them more than a year to figure it out? That kind of smacks of incompetence. I suppose there is a chance that we’ve built a good enough defense and running game, that a game manager like Orton will be all we need and we’ll turn it around, but I doubt it. My thought is that Orton offers minimal short-term upside, while we are completely mortgaging any future upside that Manuel might have had.

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  5. Why was EJ throwing 44 times!? We weren’t even behind that many points to be throwing that much. We don’t need a new QB, we need better play calling. C.J and Freddy can easily take over a game, and they running good yesterday. And if your playing against J.J Watt WHY WOULD YOU THROW THE BALL THAT MUCH. You can’t expect EJ to develop if you don’t let him play. Were 2-2 not 0-4. Catch the kid a break.

  6. Everything this front office has done before the passing of Ralph Wilson has been smart moves for long term.

    The passing of Ralph though, switched the whole thing into some kind of panic mode that really surfaced with the signing of Kyle Orton, which of course led to this. They can’t sign him for that amount of money and never play him.

    EJ’s stats after 14 games are actually pretty good for a rookie QB. I believe they should have given him a couple of more games at least.

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  10. EJ needs to work on his fundamentals. He has all the tools and attributes you look for in a stud QB, but he has bad footwork. Anyone who has played serious sports know a that footwork is vital to success. When he’s not worried about getting hit in the mouth, he moves smoothly, but under pressure he reverts to his sloppy mechanics.

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  12. Liam and gor, I agree with you 100%. Coach Marrone’s OC appears to be the one who should be handed his walking papers. The play calling is not using the team’s rushing strengths.