The challenge for Ryan Fitzpatrick in 2012 is to sustain the level of play he put on display through Week 8 last season. Fortunately for the Bills QB he’s got an awful lot of confidence that he can make that happen.
“I have a lot of belief in myself and I think that if I did not believe in myself I probably would have quit playing football after I was done at Harvard,” he said. ”I do not think many people believed I’d be where I am today. Maybe at times it seemed like a dream for me, but if I could look back now on where I was then, I have a ton of belief in myself. The self confidence is something that is huge at the quarterback position. I am ready to go out there and play. I have proved it. I have showed it. I have played well in stretches. Although, I think consistency is the big thing, and I know I can do it.”
When asked if he likes the pressure Fitz answered quickly in the affirmative.
“I love it,” he said. ”If I did not love it I do not think I would play the position of quarterback. That is why we do it. I want all of the pressure to fall on me so the other guys can just go out there and play. Me being one of the older guys in the huddle, especially with our skill players, I love taking the pressure. It takes it off of them. They are able to just go out there and play. My shoulders are big enough for that and that is something that I enjoy.”
When told of the comment Chan Gailey didn’t bat an eye.
“It doesn’t surprise me a lick that he said that,” said Gailey. ”That’s why we think he’s got a chance to be a great leader and a great quarterback for us because he does have that kind of attitude. If he had a different attitude then we’d be worried.”
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