Among the three quarterbacks competing for the starting job, Tyrod Taylor was arguably the most impressive of the bunch. He managed to convert his two drives into touchdowns and also put his feet to work, tallying 47 yards on the ground in six rushing attempts. Additionally, Taylor completed 5 of 8 pass attempts for 49 yards.
This was enough progress for head coach Rex Ryan to decide that Taylor will start in the second preseason game against the Cleveland Browns next Thursday.
Quarterback Matt Cassel, who opened for the Bills in Week 1 as the starter, passed for 45 yards on seven completions. E.J. Manuel was hit-and-miss, completing 4 of 8 passes for 77 yards, which included a 51-yard touchdown bomb to Deonte Thompson. He also had trouble with snaps, which resulted in a couple fumbles, the story said. The piece added: Ryan all along has talked up Taylor, despite his limited NFL starting experience as the Baltimore Ravens' backup quarterback for four years. During that time, he completed 19 of 35 passes for 199 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions. Maybe the purpose behind Ryan's decision is it serves as a wake-up call for either Cassel for Manuel to step up and win the job.