Ryan Fitzpatrick QB HOU Sep 09 '786 Comments

Bills head coach Chan Gailey backed off his desires to find a quarterback of the future immediately and added that Ryan Fitzpatrick is "going to be the guy."

"I think we've always said we're looking to develop a quarterback for the future, but I don't think it's the near future," said Gailey. "I think we're talking about Fitz being the guy for us, and as we continue to get better, I think he's going to be the guy. I see us being able to be very productive as an offense with Fitz at quarterback. I've always said that, and I believe that." Gailey and GM Buddy Nix had gone on record this year voicing their desires to draft a quarterback in 2013 and plug him right into the starting lineup. Gailey can say what he wants, but he may not be around for 2013 at this rate. Fitzpatrick ranks No. 18 in QB rating and is averaging a paltry 6.7 YPA this season. He's not the long-term answer.

Comments

kenj Sep 10 '78

Fitz or Kaepernick?

dirtydugan Sep 11 '78

Kap all the way

Jynxed Sep 09 '78

Never understood the gigantic contract they gave him last season but I understand these comments even less. Obviously they need a better QB but why on earth did you sign him to that contract to begin with?

MWFLB Sep 09 '78

The GM comments were asinine, as he made the decision to pay him. right or wrong. Not to mention the effect on team morale, and publicly embarassing the QB.

I don't think that NFL teams rate their QB by how he performs in Fantasy Football. There are alot of teams in the NFL without a "franchise" QB, which have to find ways to be successful. There are not a lot of them in the draft, or hanging on trees on every street corner.

Bottom line - coach your talent more effectively to get more out of them.

Jynxed Sep 09 '78

oh yeah no doubt fantasy football has nothing to do with it, I just never saw him as a top tier NFL QB to begin with. He is so inconsistent, now maybe a new coach could fix that but yeah the GM was pretty stupid.

bdgSupaFly Sep 09 '78

The right coach can definitely cover up a lot of flaws (ie. both Harbaughs with their mediocre QBs) but the best they can do is make them game managers. You can't make a mediocre QB a superstar. You just save them from hurting themselves.