Thursday, October 28, 2010

All Eyes On Me

If Ryan Fitzpatrick was looking for a theme song for the week, it would be "All Eyez on Me" by Tupac Shakur. Bills fans everywhere, whether they like it or not, were impressed with Fitzpatrick's 29/43 382 yard and 4 td performance last Sunday against the Ravens.

Well, he has certainly woke up the fan base, and set a precendent. Coming off a bye week where the owner, Ralph Wilson, came out and said that the team needed to draft a QB with their first pick, Fitzpatrick decided to show Mr Wilson exactly what he was capable of.

Now the newly awake fanbase will all be watching his performance this weekend against the Chiefs to find out if he is worthy of being the number 2 ranked QB in the NFL after 7 weeks (4 weeks for Fitzpatrick). But more than that, the fanbase will be watching to see if he has what it takes to be the Bills QB for at least the next season. Fitzpatrick says getting the same performance from last week is attainable but it won't be easy.

"Well it’s a completely different team in terms of the scheme that they use and they’ll present different challenges for us. But again it’s a matter of trusting the plan that we have in, getting the most that we can out of the next three days of practice and just going there and executing the plan."

The Bills Quarterback also says it may be tough to run on the chiefs.

"This is a week that they challenge you a little bit, it’s hard to run the ball versus these guys, very stout, but we want to run the ball and we’re going to accept that challenge. Hopefully we’ll have a good day there and then they leave your guys in a lot of one-on-one matchups on the outside."

So the offense may have to rely on the passing game. If that happens Fitzpatrick will have another week to prove the doubters wrong. Well here he is 4 weeks in and he has 11 TD's (4th most in the league) and only 4 Int's. He has ten more games to show management and the owner at One Bills Drive that he can be the guy that they call their QB of the future. He holds his own destiny, let's see how he handles it.

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