Originally Posted by Woodsponge Chuckpants
Does Ryan Fitzpatrick know the Xs and Os as well as Tom Brady? Does Fitzpatrick make better reads than Ben Rothlesberger? It's good that he's smart but, is he football smart? Or, does he make one read and throw it deep if it's not there 90% of the time? Watch that Texas Tech tape and you'll see what I mean.
Fitzpatrick isn't Tom Brady because he doesn't have Tom Brady's skills. He's a hybrid of Matt Cassel and Tyler Thigpen with a Harvard education.
I saw the Texas Tech tape. Did YOU watch it? Because that's not what Geno ****ing did. More often than not he chucked it short because this downfield guys weren't open. The bad part is neither were his short routes.
My question for that is where the **** is he supposed to throw it if the defense has all of the routes figured out? It's not like Geno is one read and go like Cassel. He's got all his guys in his field of vision. That's how the air raid offense works.
If he were in a pro style set, then yes, I would expect him to keep his head on a swivel after he takes the drop. But he doesn't need to.