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Faith in Fitz

Posted by Chris Brown on November 22, 2010 – 9:28 am

When Ryan Fitzpatrick was making some of his most ill-advised plays on Sunday, it was then that his Bills teammates showed the most faith in him.

Shortly after his second interception, which was returned for a touchdown, Fred Jackson stepped up to Fitzpatrick and reminded him that they believe in him as their quarterback.

“I told him to just keep playing,” said Jackson. “Everybody on the offensive side of the ball has all the faith in the world in you. He was a resilient player. He came out and made plays for us. Stevie stepped up and made plays for us and even Donald got in the end zone for us. As a team we just wanted to make some plays for him.”

Head coach Chan Gailey treated what looked like a dismal situation like he does with any other scenario with Fitzpatrick.

“I said, ‘Hang in there. Let’s just get ready for the next drive,’” said Gailey. :That’s what I say when he throws touchdown passes too. ‘We’ve got to go score again.’ He knows I’m not going to lose confidence in him. It happens (interceptions). It’s part of it. The greatest ones ever have done that.”

In the first half Fitzpatrick was 11-21 for 177 yards with a TD and a pair of INTs good for a passer rating of 57.1.

In the second half Fitz was 10-13 for 139 yards with 3 TDs for a passer rating of 150.3.


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