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11-26-2012, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Beechsack View Post
Yes, it can. Fitzpatrick is not a great QB, and we know he's not the future, but he's better than Jackson and Thigpen.

You're making the same argument that gets made for losing teams. People around Buffalo wanted Reich to be the starter over Kelly every time he played a bad game or two. Same thing happens with Miller. The backups are always considered 'not much worse' until they get in, then people remember why they were backups in the first place.
Fitzpatrick is neither Kelly, nor Miller. Jackson and Fitzpatrick have almost identical career QB ratings. What is realistically the best case scenario if Fitzpatrick starts the rest of the year? Two or 3 wins against some bad teams? It's not that Jackson is the savior or that he will definitely win 5 games in a row, but that we know Fitzpatrick won't. He's never won more than 3 games in a row in the NFL. History says he's not going to run the table. So what's the point? We've seen this all before. Your logic is similar to Chan's whole "Jackson can't start because Fitzpatrick has to get the 1st team reps because he has to start" thing. Worst case scenario is Jackson is completely terrible and the Bills lose out. Chan gets fired and they get a better draft pick. Sounds just about ideal.

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