Jets put on blast by Ryan Fitzpatrick despite win
By Michael Pallas
Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick of the New York Jets played “pissed off” on Sunday. Apparently, he plays “better” when he’s that upset
In the post-game press conference of the New York Jets, quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick went on a diatribe on how he was disrespected by the franchise this season. Fitzpatrick is delusional as to what has gone on.
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In the press conference, he said, courtesy of the Media Relations Department: “Because when the owner stops believing in you and the GM stops believing in you and the coaches stop believing in you, sometimes all you have is yourself. That’s something that I’ve had to deal with before. That’s something I’m dealing with now.”
The entire organization put its trust in him after his performance last season. They thought you had finally turned a corner, and despite all the evidence of past performances, the team around you would help you finally put two good seasons together.
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As a result of his 2015 performance, the Jets were forced to trust Fitzpatrick could take what he learned last season and play well this year. In fact, the contract is tying up cap space for two seasons. That’s how much they trusted Fitzpatrick.
Fitzpatrick’s impending failure this season was easy to predict. Although, it couldn’t be foreseen to be this bad.
It is by far the worst start to any season of his career. Also, he had never put back-to-back good seasons together.
To top it off, Fitzpatrick played only slightly better than almost all of his games this season. The offense was so vanilla, there was no way he could fail.
Fitzpatrick didn’t have an “I told you so” in that game. He wasn’t the reason they won the game, just the reason they didn’t lose. As a result of a turnover-free game, the Jets were able to win by eight.
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That gameplan can’t win week in and week out. Therefore, Fitzpatrick will continue to be their starter but on a very short leash with quarterback Bryce Petty waiting in the shadows until he’s medically cleared to play.