sort of agree, I just think they wanted to Fitz to start (since he knew playbook and Geno's been questioned in that arena) and were willing to wait for Petty or a 2016 FA/draft pick, I think Geno was 'well, we can use him if Fitz goes down guy' But, I could be wrong
Not sure. Fact new HC/GM went ASAP out after hiring and got Vet QB with system knowledge and drafted a 4th Rd QB tells me they think he wasn't long term answer. I could be wrong, but seems they want Petty as 2016 or latest 2017 QB.
I think bottom line answer is yes, can throw deep, not accurate though,,fitz accurate , just cant get ball deep enough,,,BUT , the REAL answer is a new GM/HC with a young high drafted QB on roster went out ASAP after hiring and got a Vet QB who knew system and then drafted a 4th Rd QB, tells you they think Petty is future of Jets , not geno. Fitz is stopgap till Petty proves himself to coaches. If Petty flops in practices all year and coaches think he is a tool, then I assume Jets look Free Agency at QB in 2016 or massive trade up in draft somehow if there is a franchise QB there.
remember, one i sa rookie, so agree he didnt adjust/fight hard enuf, he is rook, that can be fixed,,I dont think Fitz has arm for kid as fast as Devin for deep routes..Maybe Fitz needs to throw the ball sooner on smith deep routes so it doesnt have to travel as far?
a) ya there were times it appeared he didnt 'fight' for ball, BUT, Fitz's knock has ALWAYS been his lack of 1-deep arm and 2-deep throw trajectory, too straight, not high arcing.. Smith was open several times and either he slowed down for ball of it came on a straight line where he had to fight for it.....if the ball had been thrown for him to 'catch up' to, he would have had 2 bomb TDs
I think we discussed when we tailgated..Gary was, is and always will be both friends w/Mara Clan and in their pocket. I heard he actually writes articles sometimes at the Mara's request, especially if Jets 'getting too much attention'
I agree Fitz isnt going to HOF. But with this Defense, witrh fact he knows Gailey system playting in it 3 years, he is a great fit for us. I have no illusiuons of Brees like #s trust me. But I feel more comfortable with hitting more 2nd/3rd route runners and NOT turning around and running backwards when wall collapses. geno wall 'collapsed' more mainly cause after Primary was covered he panicked. Fitz nice game manager with upside cause he knows playbook so well. That means a helluva lot when everyone else on team, this is thier 1st year in new system. Fitz can mentor/advise w/system. same goes for Cro's 'extra value'. best days behind him, but he knows Bowles Zona scheme/playbook and that means a great deal to other D players who are seeing this playbook for 1st time.
we dont 'really' know this. For all we know they were being PC as far as 'Vet keep job unless thru injury'..but fact we went and got a Vet who knew gailey system and then drafted a 4trh rd QB tells me the HC/GM were going to find any reason they could before week 1 to say 'Fitz appears better suited at this point to lead team'. Instead they were handed a perfect excuse. I think we will see Fitz in 2015, maybe 2016, then a handoff to Petty. If injury to Fitz in 1st half 2015 we will see Geno however.
It was obvious he was going thru route tree, even mentioned it on ESPN or NFL Networlk after game on one his throws to the young WR. Said it was his 3rd read on that play. last week Decker TD wasnt his primary. Geno sucks, its simple.