Ryan Fitzpatrick: Coaches, front office stopped believing in me

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Jets coach Todd Bowles isn’t answering questions about who will start at quarterback for the Jets in Week Eight, but Ryan Fitzpatrick was willing to offer his two cents after replacing an injured Geno Smith in Sunday’s 24-16 win over the Ravens.

Fitzpatrick was 9-of-14 for 120 yards and a touchdown after entering the game in the second quarter and he avoided the interceptions that were a major issue while he was guiding the team to a 1-5 record in the first six weeks of the year. Fitzpatrick picked himself as the right choice to face the Browns next weekend.

“I think I should start every week,” Fitzpatrick said, via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.

Fitzpatrick said he felt he played better this week because he was “an underdog pissed off” and said that he felt the decision to bench him this week showed that the team’s coaches, ownership and front office stopped believing in him.

“When the owner stops believing in you and the G.M. stops believing in you and coaches stop believing in you, sometimes all you have is yourself,” Fitzpatrick said.

Fitzpatrick wouldn’t be an NFL quarterback without confidence in himself or his abilities, but the team’s decision to go another direction this week hardly came out of left field. Fitzpatrick had played well in one of the first six games before the team turned to Smith, which provided plenty of reason for the team to wonder if he was the right man for the job.

His relief performance may have changed their minds, although any decision about what to do next week may be made easier for the team based on what turns up during tests on Smith’s knee.

41 responses to “Ryan Fitzpatrick: Coaches, front office stopped believing in me

  1. It was nice of brandon marshall to show up today.

    3 receptions – 39 yards – 0 td

  2. Are you kidding me? You threw 6 interceptions in one game and they didn’t bench you. Let’s not act like you were winning games and being an average QB you were playing like the worst QB in the league and only won one game. Get over yourself.

  3. Fitzpooptrick will never be an NFL starterm again after this season. He is a turnover machin

  4. where does this dude get his confidence from? front office stopped believing in me he said? what? ridiculous, Fitzpatrick couldn’t read a defense written by Dr. Suess.

  5. I don’t know about the Jets coaches and front office, but the opposing teams secondary certainly believed in Ryan Fitzpick ability to deliver them the ball.

  6. #1 wr under performing headcase brandon marshall

    #2 wr 6th round nobody Quincy Enunwa

    #3 wr injured Eric Decker

    No tight ends

    Yeah… it’s ALLLLLLLLL Ryan Fitzpatrick’s fault.

  7. Um, check him for CTE pronto. Hey, dude stole $15 mill from the Jets, that’s how a Harvard education allows you to outsmart an NFL organization.

  8. Good for you Fitzy! I have a lot more confidence in you than I do in a coach who constantly looks like he’s ready to fall asleep and a GM who drafts Christian Hackenberg in the 2nd round.

  9. What the hell is he talking about, dude you sucked in your starts with the exception of one game come on now.

    Luckily, you had the one dimensional Ravens team to get right.

  10. The Ravens need to stop believing in Joe, and the O-Line. Maybe then they’ll step up and play some freaking football.

  11. Hey Fitz, watch the film. You are a non-productive turnover machine that loses games, doesnt win them or even manage them. Enjoy this years contract. It likely is your last in the NFL!

  12. Everyone would ‘believe’ in Fitz if he had (as an example):
    7 TD and 1 INT
    instead of
    2 TD and 10 INT

    You know who has 7 TD and 1 INT? Dak Prescot, and he’s a Rookie. His team is 5-1 while yours is 2-5.
    Coincidence? I don’t think so.

    You’re the 26th ranked QB and you’ve played horribly. You’ve been so spectacularly bad that the Jets season is over in October.

  13. A lot of posters must think Fitzpatrick calls the plays. It is obviously a poor coaching staff there. A quarterback isn’t better than average for years, then garbage all the sudden. The system was brought in without thinking about the players having to execute the system. It is what it is, and the Jets will keep losing until the coaching staff decides to play to strengths instead of drawing straws.

  14. It shouldn’t take a Harvard degree to figure out why everyone who has suffered through your first six games has completely lost faith in you, including the entire fan base. Maybe Peoria State was a better fit.

  15. The Ryan Fitzpatricks, the Brian Hoyers, the Josh Mccowns, the longer you play them, the more likely their true colors will come out. Everybody loves them when they’re the backup, but put them on the field long enough and they are exposed for what they are: bad starting quarterbacks.

  16. This is really spot on:

    indywilson40 says:
    Oct 24, 2016 11:14 AM

    The Ryan Fitzpatricks, the Brian Hoyers, the Josh Mccowns, the longer you play them, the more likely their true colors will come out. Everybody loves them when they’re the backup, but put them on the field long enough and they are exposed for what they are: bad starting quarterbacks.

  17. “stopped believing in me, eh?” Just because Fitzpatrick has a beard like a religious deity many believe in (myself included), he’s far from perfect , unlike this Person in question. He’s terrible, a complete loser and this attitude shows it. Wah Wah Fitzie.

  18. “Um, check him for CTE pronto. Hey, dude stole $15 mill from the Jets, that’s how a Harvard education allows you to outsmart an NFL organization.”

    So…Brock Osweiler is also a Harvard Man?

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