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Test for Fitz’s mechanics to come

Posted by Chris Brown on July 31, 2012 – 1:28 pm

Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is very happy with the consistency of his improved mechanics under quarterbacks coach David Lee. And those mechanics have held up in the face of a pretty fearsome pass rush from Buffalo’s defensive unit in camp practices. But Fitz knows that’s not the real test.

“At this point I feel like it is easy to have better mechanics, but it is when you get into the games that it is really going to be the test for me,” he said. “And not just Week 1 through Week 5, it is going to be the whole season. Staying consistent. Staying on top of footwork and different things. That is where it is really going to help me is throughout the season once blitzes are coming and once you are speeding up your footwork a little bit and stuff you do not expect is happening. That is when the footwork is going to be something I have to rely on and that is what I am really looking forward to is him (QB Coach David Lee) staying on me in those times.”

Lee is a meticulous charter of Fitzpatrick’s throws as well as those of the other QBs. He doesn’t just chart the throws during team work (7-on-7 and 11-on-11). He charts passes to receivers against air (no defense), individual position drills and 1-on-1s all in an effort to keep Fitz mindful of his mechanics every time he cocks his arm back.


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