Few teams looked as bad in Week One as the Bills, who were blown out by the Jets in an ugly performance. But Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick doesn’t view the loss as a setback.
Asked in an interview on WGR in Buffalo how much the loss sets the Bills back, Fitzpatrick answered, not at all.
“I don’t think it does,” Fitzpatrick said, via SportsRadioInterviews.com. “As a quarterback and just as a player in general in the NFL you’ve got to be able to move along from games, whether they are great games or bad games. This is obviously not the way we wanted to start the season. I definitely had a different vision in terms of how it was going to go and how we were going to start off, but you learn from this one and you move on and hopefully you don’t keep saying that throughout the year. Hopefully you learn your lesson and we’ll start winning some games and get on a little roll here.”
Even the most optimistic person in the Bills’ locker room would have to admit that it’s alarming how badly the Bills played, and Fitzpatrick acknowledged that the Bills know they need to get better. But Fitzpatrick also said he’s not the least bit rattled.
“I’m sure that’s hard for people to hear and believe, but I am a steady guy,” Fitzpatrick said. “That’s just who I am. I don’t get too high and I don’t get too low. For me and I know the guys in the locker room we are still excited about the year. We are still confident. We just got a lot of work to do. The game of football especially in the NFL is a very humbling game and when you think you have it it tends to humble you. This was a wake up call for us.”
The Bills better wake up in a hurry.