If Sunday’s performance by Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was by the likes of former Bills quarterbacks Trent Edwards or J.P. Losman Bills fans would be doing cartwheels down the streets, but since it is Fitzpatrick people are nitpicking at it.
It is a shame Fitzpatrick has a coming out party, but nobody is deciding to show for it.
The Dolphins defense is the best that Fitzpatrick will face all year long as they are ranked fifth in the National Football League. The Dolphins have played Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, Green bay Packer quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer and Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Farve, but only one quarterback has thrown more than two touchdowns in a game on the Dolphins and that was New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez.
Fitzpatrick in his 12 starts has only thrown for under 200 yards four times and has been consistent throughout the season. If anything it has been amazing the way he has played over the last month considering that the right side of their line has been devastated. Right guard Eric Wood missed games 12 and 13 and then Woods came back in week 14, but then had to move to center the last two weeks since center Geoff Hangartner went down with injury.
For whatever reason people just cannot be happy with what they have, and try to find a way to work with it. Life isn’t perfect as crap happens, but what makes teams great is how they react after they get knocked down. The first half of the season saw heart breaking loss after heart breaking loss, but week in and week out Fitzpatrick has came to play.
In the end, like it or not Fitzpatrick is here to stay.