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#1 mellaman101

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:20 PM

From ESPN insider if you dont have it guys...  Enjoy!


Ryan Fitzpatrick, Buffalo Bills ($10.4 million)


When Buffalo GM Buddy Nix looks back on his career, his signing of Fitzpatrick to a long-term deal won't be viewed as one of his masterstrokes. The faith showed in Fitzpatrick was misplaced, but despite the upcoming cap hit, Nix at least had enough foresight to ensure cutting Fitzpatrick wouldn't be a tricky maneuver.

While the Bills don't appear to be in a position to find their franchise quarterback, the past season and a half has shown them that Fitzpatrick isn't that guy. Despite having the sixth-highest percentage of passes attempted within 2.5 seconds of the snap, he managed only the 24th-ranked adjusted accuracy percentage while a staggering 53.2 percent of his yards came after the catch (ranking third in the league).


It's not that he was gun shy, as a respectable 10.1 percent of all attempts were aimed 20-plus yards in the air. It's that he couldn't connect, with an abysmal 27.5 adjusted accuracy percentage that was second lowest in the league.


If nothing else, Fitzpatrick will stand as a reminder to teams not to pay the bill before the food arrives.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:26 PM

2nd lowest accuracy on passes 20+ yards???  Who was last?  That guy needs to be cut immediately.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:31 PM

Gotta love the term "masterstrokes".

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:31 PM

View PostNewEra, on 22 January 2013 - 08:26 PM, said:

2nd lowest accuracy on passes 20+ yards???  Who was last?  That guy needs to be cut immediately.

I'm guessing either Sanchez or someone who played for Arizona.  Does anyone here know?

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:32 PM

Why are they waiting unload the bum now!

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:32 PM

View PostNewEra, on 22 January 2013 - 08:26 PM, said:

2nd lowest accuracy on passes 20+ yards???  Who was last?  That guy needs to be cut immediately.
Fitz: 9 of 42  21.4%
Ponder: 5 of 32 15.6%

Sanchez: 14 of 42 32.6%

Edited by Dibs, 22 January 2013 - 08:34 PM.


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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:35 PM

View PostNewEra, on 22 January 2013 - 08:26 PM, said:

2nd lowest accuracy on passes 20+ yards???  Who was last?  That guy needs to be cut immediately.
Who was last?? Jamarcus Russell probably and he was only on there by mistake.
I agree..we need to start from scratch..new offense, new schemes, new QB, utilize your weapons and execute each play with perfection.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:35 PM

View PostBringBackFergy, on 22 January 2013 - 08:35 PM, said:

Who was last?? Jamarcus Russell probably and he was only on there by mistake.
I agree..we need to start from scratch..new offense, new schemes, new QB, utilize your weapons and execute each play with perfection.
Ponder 15.6%

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:38 PM

Chan Gailey put his eggs in one basket with Fitzpatrick, Going as far as not even letting Tarvaris Jackson suit up, Gaily is gone & in my opinion they are a package deal so good riddance Fitzy

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:03 PM

I say if FItz takes a restructure then keep the dude.   He made enough money already in guaranteed cash, he has a family that likes Buffalo and he's not going to be anything but a backup anywhere else, so why not be a backup for us?

#11 Ryan L Billz

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:06 PM

This just makes way too much sense......let's just keep the quarterback who can't play quarterback for one more year.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:10 PM

Fitz on the Bills in 2013.  If I eat crow, I eat crow.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:14 PM

View PostRyan L Billz, on 22 January 2013 - 09:11 PM, said:

Roasted broiled or fried crow ?
gently toasted, marinated in dove sh*t, and served with ostrich eggs, please.

I think the organization acts like they're at Golden Corrale, looks at what is on the plate, looks at Fitz, looks back at the plate, says "hmm, I don't really any vegetables on here."  Then, they make a little bit of room, and put a few peas on the plate.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:17 PM

I hear ya.   I think he stays on as backup also.    IIRC the money kinda dictates it

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:41 PM

View PostNewEra, on 22 January 2013 - 08:26 PM, said:

2nd lowest accuracy on passes 20+ yards???  Who was last?  That guy needs to be cut immediately.

Christian Ponder

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:47 PM

Ask him to restructure, make it incentive laden.  If he starts, and does well, he gets paid.  If Fitz believes in himself and the team, he suggests the deal.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:56 PM

View PostRyan L Billz, on 22 January 2013 - 09:06 PM, said:

This just makes way too much sense......let's just keep the quarterback who can't play quarterback for one more year.
lets grab one of the other great ones out there..right ????   Get a viable 2nd option - Brad Smith , Ruvell Martin do not count as viable

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:04 PM

if Fitz fits in Marrone's offense keeping him is a no brainer.  sounds like TJ is a better fit than Fitz but what do I know.   Bills will draft Wilson or Nassib and groom them to start in 2014 if TJ works out.  Wilson/Nassib start in 2013 if TJ doesn't.   i don't see a FA QB coming here.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:04 PM

View Postjboyst62, on 22 January 2013 - 09:10 PM, said:

Fitz on the Bills in 2013.  If I eat crow, I eat crow.
I agree.  He'll be on the roster in 2013 for the full season either in a backup capacity or as a starter.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:07 PM

View PostWebster Guy, on 22 January 2013 - 09:03 PM, said:

I say if FItz takes a restructure then keep the dude.   He made enough money already in guaranteed cash, he has a family that likes Buffalo and he's not going to be anything but a backup anywhere else, so why not be a backup for us?
Doesn't his fmaily live in Arizona?