Ryan Fitzpatrick thinks he is “the perfect man for the job”

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Even though we’re a week removed from Dolphins coach Brian Flores declaring Josh Rosen his starter for the rest of the season — and then changing his mind — Ryan Fitzpatrick remains confident he’s the right choice.

That may be true on multiple levels, but Flores said after last night’s near-miss against the Bills that Fitzpatrick had earned the right to start against the Steelers next week.

I think I’m the perfect man for the job because I’ve been through it. I have zero ego. All I want to do is go out there and win,” Fitzpatrick said, via Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun Sentinel. “I want to bring energy. I want my play to be infectious to other guys.

“We have a lot of young guys that haven’t really played much on this level. We have some young talented guys a year or two into it. I want to be the stable guy they can look to when things get a little tricky.”

There were reasons for encouragement yesterday against the Bills — they scored twice in a half for the second straight week — but they’re still 0-6. Still, Fitzpatrick sees a team growing after the fire sale of veterans was followed by a string of blowouts.

“We’re continually growing as a team so we have to be able to stack together these minor wins,” Fitzpatrick said. “We’ve got significantly better from Day One to now and we just have to continue on that trend. Guys are buying in. Guys are getting more comfortable. We haven’t won a game. I think everybody gets that and knows that. But at the same time, we’re making strides. I think we can take certain things out of that.”

And for the moment, he appears to be the one to lead them.

24 responses to “Ryan Fitzpatrick thinks he is “the perfect man for the job”

  1. I picture the Dolphins front office doing job interviews and everything just going great with a candidate like Fitzpatrick. Then he says “all I want to do is win,” and he’s instantly eliminated as a candidate.

  2. The coaches and the players keep talking about wanting to win while the losses continue to pile up because the owner wants to have the first pick in the 2020 draft. So the fix is in. For the Dolphins winning this season and losing out on a franchise QB is a losing proposition for the future of the team

  3. Dude literally lost the game for the Fins when he stared down his receiver like a rookie and threw a pick to kill a sure scoring drive. Bills took the ball, scored a TD and that was that…

    How many different teams does this Harvard “genius” need to play for to understand that ball security is a real thing and throwing for a bunch of yards means nothing if you turn the ball over (especially in the red zone)??

  4. It’s all Fitzpatrick’s fault…. I mean…
    … Joe Philbin’s fault… I mean… Tannehill’s fault…

    I TOLD YA.

  5. @cafetero1075 says:
    October 21, 2019 at 8:20 am
    I rather see Rosen in there. They need to know what this guy can do so they can draft the right guy next year or the year after.
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    What more do you need to see? What else can he do to prove that he’s just not good?

  6. If the Dolphins aint going to play Rosen then they might as well trade him. 3rd or 4th whatever. I dont understand how playing Fitzpatrick helps this team at all. He is a middle aged man and has no future with us. At his best he has a chance to ruin our draft stock so why is he playing. An even better question is why did Grier, the Tank Master, even sign him?

  7. Rosen needs a supporting cast around him. Not so much with Fitz. The coaches know this also. The Rosen experiment is far from over. Give it time.

  8. Joshua Pickett said:
    October 21, 2019 at 10:06 am

    If the Dolphins aint going to play Rosen then they might as well trade him. 3rd or 4th whatever. I dont understand how playing Fitzpatrick helps this team at all. He is a middle aged man and has no future with us. At his best he has a chance to ruin our draft stock so why is he playing. An even better question is why did Grier, the Tank Master, even sign him?

    Your answer is in your question.

  9. Did people commenting forget the first few games FITZ started this season? He was terrible… His stats were bad. Rosen has a few bad plays and a couple sacks and Fores pulls him… To me as a fan, it sounds like a leadership issue with Rosen. You keep hearing how FITZ is more of a leader and motivates players… Otherwise why not play Rosen? You gave up a 2 for him and another 2020 pick.

    Oh and Joe Burrow is better than Tua…. Just saying

  10. TheGuru says:
    October 21, 2019 at 9:54 am
    @cafetero1075 says:
    October 21, 2019 at 8:20 am
    I rather see Rosen in there. They need to know what this guy can do so they can draft the right guy next year or the year after.
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    What more do you need to see? What else can he do to prove that he’s just not good?
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    Maybe not get rid of your best lineman or play amateur bullfighters as offensive linemen. Flores could have adjusted protection and moved the pocket a bit on play calls but didn’t. Fitz is a long-time vet who has started for many teams and he is struggling as well. The difference is Rosen is young so he lacks the experience to fall back on when everything collapses play after play. He could get some experience but it seems Flores is more concerned about getting an aging veteran snaps than grooming a young QB who could free up a high draft pick if he gets a little better. That said, Pitt is the game they should want to win to avoid a winless season because it adds value to a 1st round pick. They still play the Jets and Cincy and have already lost to redskins head to head. It makes sense to try to win this week.

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