Look, we all know the shortcomings of Ryan Fitzpatrick by now, including accuracy issues, arm strength, and lack of much athleticism. However, what I see is something that doesn't appear most people are talking about.
For me, my biggest problem with Fitz is that it doesn't appear as though there is a sense of urgency with him. It's like you have to kick-start him at the beginning of games to let him know he can start playing. Normally, this happens when the other team scores first, and it's as if Fitzpatrick realizes he has to start picking it up.
Look at the top teams in the league...they are so eager to put up points as early and as often as possible. Now, maybe I'm wrong, but when I'm watching the Bills I don't sense that from their signal caller. Perhaps this stems from a subconscious belief that he is not good enough to be an elite QB? I have no idea. All I know is it makes it that much harder when the Bills are always playing from behind. Even when the Bills recover turnovers, they don't score many points off of them like other teams do on them. Fitz should be salivating at those opportunities like Brady and Brees do today...and like Kelly did in years passed. Recall how upset those guys got when did't score on a drive. Fitz just seems to accept it, and not demand better...It's almost like he needs Stevie and Freddie's killer mentality.
Anyway, just one man's opinion...
2012 Adopt-A-Bill: T.J. Graham
It's all sitting on a plate for Fitz these 5 games.
- Home Games
- Defense playing stronger
- Head Coach calling plays to get RBs and WRs wide open
- Average Opponents
- Playoff Potential
It's all there and within 2-3 more accurate throws per game.
I think Fitz play shows us how bad we are at so many other positions look at Dilfer at the Ravens they won a super bowl with him and Johnson with Tampa Bay but both of them teams were good on defense and ST and had coaches who kicked A$$
Funny. If the team was winning, that's a fantastic trait for a QB to have. See Eli Manning. Just go out there and play. Prepare all week so you are ready.
The fact is Fitz just physically sucks at being a QB. Everything else is there.
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Missy Misdemeanor Elliot
My biggest knock is that he is the qb. of the bills.