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#1 uticaclub

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 04:08 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick is partly responsible for getting both Chan Gailey and Mike Munchak fired In back to back years.

#2 FireChan

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 04:08 PM

Nope. Fitz is blameless.

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 04:09 PM

View PostFireChan, on 05 January 2014 - 04:08 PM, said:

Nope. Fitz is blameless.

Bros til death do you part.

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 04:10 PM

View Postuticaclub, on 05 January 2014 - 04:08 PM, said:

Ryan Fitzpatrick is partly responsible for getting both Chan Gailey and Mike Munchak fired In back to back years.

Wrong.  Munchak was "fired" after being offered a long term contract for twice his salary.

Gailey was a joke

#5 SageAgainstTheMachine

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 04:11 PM

It's not Ryan Fitzpatrick's fault that teams can't find a better QB than friggin' Ryan Fitzpatrick.

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 04:14 PM

View PostSageAgainstTheMachine, on 05 January 2014 - 04:11 PM, said:

It's not Ryan Fitzpatrick's fault that teams can't find a better QB than friggin' Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Yep. Keep in mind Marrone has placed his full bet on EJ.  If EJ is not the real deal then Marrone's tenure could go up in flames also.

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 04:31 PM

View PostBuffaloBill, on 05 January 2014 - 04:14 PM, said:

Yep. Keep in mind Marrone has placed his full bet on EJ.  If EJ is not the real deal then Marrone's tenure could go up in flames also.
I'm willing to risk it

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 04:40 PM

Bills could do a lot worse than bringing back Fitz as a back up to EJ

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 04:50 PM

View PostDragonborn10, on 05 January 2014 - 04:40 PM, said:

Bills could do a lot worse than bringing back Fitz as a back up to EJ

On one hand, there's been a year of healing and Fitz doesn't strike me as the kind of guy to hold a grudge.

On the other hand, he signed a two-year deal with the Titans.

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 04:52 PM

Bring back PicksPatrick, he can teach EJ how to throw interceptions. No one is as good at throwing picks as PicksPatrick.

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 05:42 PM

View Postlittlelouie, on 05 January 2014 - 04:52 PM, said:

Bring back PicksPatrick, he can teach EJ how to throw interceptions. No one is as good at throwing picks as PicksPatrick.

Nah, EJ's doing just fine (2.9% int rate comparable to Fitz's 3.4%) in that category...

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 06:01 PM

View PostBuffaloBill, on 05 January 2014 - 04:14 PM, said:

Yep. Keep in mind Marrone has placed his full bet on EJ.  If EJ is not the real deal then Marrone's tenure could go up in flames also.

Hopefully Pettine can get a good QB when they make him HC.

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 11:04 PM

Chan actually picked Fitz as a starter. That bad decision is on Chan.

In Tennessee, Locker was the starter before going down. There's a little bit of a difference there

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 12:39 AM

View Postldandria, on 06 January 2014 - 11:04 PM, said:

Chan actually picked Fitz as a starter. That bad decision is on Chan.

In Tennessee, Locker was the starter before going down. There's a little bit of a difference there
They have informed Locker he will have to compete for the starting JOB next year!

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 09:21 AM

View PostCardinalScotts, on 05 January 2014 - 04:31 PM, said:

I'm willing to risk it

Well, apparently you are not Marrone. ;)

Marrone placing all of his chips on a single bet seems rather gallant perhaps.  On the other hand, blowing the place up every 3 years or so because the bets never pay off has helped create a culture of losing, instability, and futility for 14 years.

I'd like Marrone to have every chance at success.  Not just be the latest in a long line of talk-toughs that hop on the sled and ride it down the hill into oblivion.

View Postsnamsnoops, on 07 January 2014 - 12:39 AM, said:

They have informed Locker he will have to compete for the starting JOB next year!
Didn't they fire the coach?

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 12:42 PM

Fitsgibbons threw The Bills' offer the bird and then signed with the Flaming Thumbtacks for about the same money we offered him. Don't re-sign him, or you'll be saying how he's an Owner Killer someday too.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 12:46 PM

This is stupid. Yeah, the backup Qb cost the coach his job. Fitz is one of the best backup Qbs in the NFL. But there's a reason guys are backups.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 12:52 PM

View Postldandria, on 06 January 2014 - 11:04 PM, said:

Chan actually picked Fitz as a starter. That bad decision is on Chan.

Not really. He was handed Trent Edwards as his starter. The smartest thing he ever did was bench him for fitz.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 01:09 PM

View Postldandria, on 06 January 2014 - 11:04 PM, said:

Chan actually picked Fitz as a starter. That bad decision is on Chan.

In Tennessee, Locker was the starter before going down. There's a little bit of a difference there

This.  While Chan didn't acquire Fitz, I'm sure Chan had input into the decision to offer Fitz starter money and to not enter the QB Draft Sweepstakes 'cuz he thought Fitz was The Man.

On the other hand, there aren't many teams that can lose the starting QB and not miss a beat, and actually Fitz did a pretty good job for Tenn as the backup and is one of the better backups in the league.  He's just not the guy who can carry a team in the absence of stout D etc.

View Postsnamsnoops, on 07 January 2014 - 12:39 AM, said:

They have informed Locker he will have to compete for the starting JOB next year!

I would imagine the Flaming Thumbtacks will be drafting a QB.  Or at least, they will if the new coach is smart.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 01:09 PM

Fitz also started some games for the Bengals, and Marvin Lewis is still the head coach there.

Even if he doesn't deserve to be.