PITTSFORD -- EJ Manuel fumbled his first snap and tripped while dropping back on another. Matt Cassel threw an interception on his first pass in team drills. Tyrod Taylor? He did a lot of scrambling.
On the first practice of training camp Friday, the Buffalo Bills' quarterbacks seemed to pick up right where they left off during offseason drills.
Which is to say no one looked particularly good.
It would be a stretch to say that anyone "won the day" or showed any obvious separation from the others.
Let's start with Cassel, because he was the first to work with the starting offense in 11-on-11 sessions. His first throw, a deep sideline route, was picked off by rookie cornerback Ronald Darby.
Cassel proceeded to complete three straight short passes to wide receiver Marquise Goodwin, tight end Nick O'Leary, and MarQueis Gray. He finished the day 5 of 7.
Manuel probably had the worst day of the three competitors for the starting job. He was way off the mark on three consecutive incompletions in team drills. One was a sideline route well over the head of Sammy Watkins, who tried unsuccessfully to pull the ball down with one hand while going out of bounds.
Taylor often seemed to struggle to find open receivers, and looked to run, which is his forte. He wound up completing three of four passes, and would have been sacked twice had defenders been allowed to make contact with quarterbacks.