Really an impressive season for Fitzpatrick. But I wonder how he will fit in with Chan Gailey. Fitz has a gambling mentality. He'll take chances. That mostly serves him well, but sometimes it doesn't give the team a chance to win. Gailey is very conservative. Perhaps he was brought in to help Rosen along, or the next qb the Dolphins bring in.Fitz played at a higher level than Brady did this season. He was running for his life most of the time and still did a good job. Brady has been sailing balls, skipping them and missing guys all season.
Fair enough.Or NE's last 5 games
OK, I'll say it. Brady didn't look confident the last few games. Maybe he didn't trust the receivers. Maybe he found his physical talents were failing him. In any case, RF looked full of confidence.Fair enough.
I think watching both QB's in the same game is a better basis for comparison, even though it is offense vs. defense; not offense vs. offense.
The weather and ground conditions are the same for both teams. The shorter time period between QB observations should allow for a more constant comparison of the QB's.
I felt there was a clear difference in play between Fitz and Brady. I felt Fitz was more animated, throwing more consistently & accurately and in general, more effective at the position then Brady was. This was only one game and Brady was no slouch. I can't say if Brady's overthrows were due to his misjudgment or bad route running. He did seem to make some kind of adjustment because his passing looked better at the end of the game.
Fitz actually looked like he was enjoying himself and he did have a running game which is a little unusual for a QB.
I hope this is an adequate response to watching NE's last 5 games. Even then, I know that Fitz played fairly well in our last 5 games.
Don't you agree?