Yesterday we talked with Bob Wankel, editor of Fansided’s Eagles blog Inside the Iggles. Bob was nice enough to answer some Eagles questions for us as we get ready for the Eagles’ visit to Western New York on Sunday. It’s only fair that I return the favor, so I answered some Bills questions for our friends over at Inside the Iggles. Here’s the Q & A:
1. Ryan Fitzpatrick has been around the league for a few years now, but hadn’t emerged until this season. What’s been the biggest difference in Fitzpatrick’s game?
Confidence. That means both Fitz’s confidence in his own abilities and the team’s confidence in him. Fitz has never really had a shot to be “the man” before, always coming in when the season was already shot. Also, another big difference is that the offensive line has protected Fitzpatrick very well so far. Fitz tends to really struggle against strong pressure, so keeping defenders out of his face has been key.