Joe_the_6_pack, on 09 March 2013 - 09:05 AM, said:
In alphabetical order: Edwards, Fitzpatrick, Losman (not including Holcomb because he was never considered a serious starter).
I rank them:
1) Edwards: smart in the sense of not a lot of dumb mistakes, pretty good arm I think (not sure since he didn't throw deep very often); weakness seemed to be declining confidence and lack of leadership ability.
2) Losman: had the physical tools, but mentally just was not there to be a real winner at this level.
3) Fitzpatrick: academically smart which didn't always translate on the field (can be erratic), and worst arm of the three (strength and accuracy). But tough as nails, would hang in there and take the big hit if it meant getting it to the best option. Also uncanny knack for drawing out talent of unheralded receivers like Stevie Johnson and Chandler.
This thread is insulting to the intelligence of anyone who considers themself a football fan. Prior to 2010, the Buffalo Bills did not have an actual, legitimate NFL offense since 2004. They could not move the football like a real NFL team. They could do two things: dump the ball off to running backs and throw bombs to Lee Evans. Period, end of story. The 15-yard out pattern and even the 10-yard slant were off the table. Enter Ryan Fitzpatrick. They instantly became a middle-of-the-road NFL offense. I would even go so far as to give more of the credit to Chan Gailey on that one. But they did not have a plethora of weapons by any stretch. And yet they could go toe to toe with the Ravens in Baltimore. They could put up 31 at New England. Stevie Johnson, a 7th round pick, became a perennial 1,000 yard receiver. Hell, the first 7 games of 2012 alone is a slam dunk for Fitzpatrick over Losman/Edwards. Beating the Pats? Putting up 41 at KC? The comeback against Oakland? The wins and losses may appear similar but at least they had an offense that other teams had to game plan for. You can debate Losman/Edwards all day long. Personally I'd give the edge to Losman because I liked the guy and he had a decent '06 season. But it really doesn't matter. Bottom line, if you don't recognize the sizemic gap between Fitzpatrick and Losman/Edwards then either a) you have forgotten how truly miserable 2005-2009 was to watch as a Bills fan, b) you are trolling or c) (most likely) you don't know anything about football. Seeing as though you have Manti Te'o as your avatar, I'm leaning c.