Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Fitzpatrick will remain Bills starter for one more week

The Buffalo Bills Coach Dick Jauron announce Monday that Trent Edwards will miss his second straight game since suffering a concussion, that means backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick will remain the Bills starter for one more week.
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But Jauron refused to commit to who will start once Edwards is healthy enough to play. “We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it,” Jauron said. However, Jauron forgot to even mention Edwards when reviewing his list of injured players, indicating that Fitzpatrick may be the starter for longer time. That would be reasonable even Edwards has been cleared to work out this week, because the team must take a conservative approach in dealing with a player who sustained his second concussion in a little over a year.

Fitzpatrick, signed by Buffalo as a free agent this offseason has won five straight games, including three wins last year while he was playing in the Cincinnati Bengals jersey as replacement to injured starter Carson Palmer. And in the last two games playing in place of Edwards, Fitzpatrick went 21 of 47 for 239 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Perhaps he is not as good as Edwards, but he has managed to impress people with efficiency in protecting the ball, with taking shots down field and producing scoring drives by taking advantage of a turnover-happy defense.

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