All last season Trent Edwards heard the voice of Alex Van Pelt echoing through his helmet disseminating plays and information prior to each play. With Van Pelt cozy up in the booth this year as the team’s new offensive coordinator, Trent will be hearing a new voice: backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. (At least it’s not J.P.)
Fitzpatrick feels comfortable in the role having already done it in St. Louis. “The good thing about this offense is there’s not a whole lot of verbiage so there is not going to be a bunch of long tongue-twisting plays,” Ryan said.
He also added that the key to his success would be annunciation: “My mom is a grade school teacher so fortunately she taught me how to speak clearly. It’s tough at times just because of how loud the crowd is.” Can you say annexation of Puerto Rico five times fast?
Again, we have to be thankful for whose voice it is not. This time I submit Fitzpatrick as more desirable than say, Marshawn Lynch. Take a moment to imagine this voice in your head for a full game. (Or this, my favorite. Way too solid.)