Inside The Bills

Fitzpatrick keeps it simple

Posted by Chris Brown on October 26, 2009 – 2:09 am

In an era where football can be turned into an exercise where coaches sometimes look more like they’re splitting the atom, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick chooses to keep it simple at some of the most crucial times of a football game.

Up 7-2 and facing a 2nd-and-goal situation at the two-yard line, Fitzpatrick basically tells Lee Evans the following.

“It was basically one of those just looking at who we had on him out there and saying, ‘I’m going to throw it at you as hard as I can Lee so you better you catch it,'” said Fitzpatrick. “It was one of those deals where (it was a real tight window) and it was closing fast that window. So I just gave it all I had behind that throw and Lee made a great catch on it.”

On their next series Fitzpatrick walked into the huddle and decided he was going to take a deep shot downfield and made a simple comment to Evans in the huddle.

“It was basically, ‘Lee I think you can run by this guy and let’s throw it up there,’” said Fitzpatrick of his 50-yard pass play to Evans. “And Lee did a great job of getting open again and made the play. Sometimes we try to complicate things too much.”  

Evans and Fitzpatrick have established a quick chemistry in the two games in which the backup QB has seen extensive action. And Fitzpatrick didn’t deny it after Sunday’s win.

“Lee has been my guy,” he said. “Lee’s the guy when I’ve been in there… I enjoy throwing both to Terrell and to Lee and Josh as well, but Lee has done a good job.”


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