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Fitz facing his worst nemesis

As the week leads us towards the big game this sunday against the jets, in all the positivity around everywhere, a scary fact is getting buried. Rex Ryan is Fitz's ultimate kryptonite, his arch nemesis.

I went and looked at Fitz's game logs in nfl.com in all of his 6 years so far. The first time he faced Rex was in 2008 as a bengal when Rex was Baltimore's defensive coordinator.

After that Fitz has played against Rex 3 times when Rex moved to the jets. twice in 2009 and once in 2010.

His record in all 4 games are quite consistent - consistently aweful.

 

 

WK  Game Date  Opp  Result  GS  Comp  Att  Pct  Yds  Avg  TD  Int  Sck  SckY  Rate  Att  Yds  Avg  TD  FUM  Lost
13 30-Nov BAL  L   3-34  1 1 12 31 38.7 124 4 0 0 3 22 51 3 29 9.7 0 2 0
6 18-Oct @ NYJ  W   16-13  1 0 10 25 40 116 4.6 1 1 0 0 51.4 7 20 2.9 0 0 0
13 3-Dec NYJ  L   13-19  1 1 9 23 39.1 98 4.3 0 1 3 27 34.3 5 32 6.4 0 2 1
4 3-Oct NYJ  L   14-38  1 1 12 27 44.4 128 4.7 2 0 3 19 83.6 7 74 10.6 0 0 0
11 27 40.6 117 4.4 1 1 2 17 55.1 6 39 7.0 0 1 0

 

Fitz has never topped 44.4% in completion against Rex. That's gut wrenching. What's more, if you look at Fitz game logs, he has always been consistently in the high 50% and 60%s in completion. But every year, the games against rex screws his completion % completely.

Then look at the average. He has never topped 4.7 yds/attempt !! For you guys, I have averaged the 4 games. On average he completes 41% at 4.4 average with 1 TD and 1 INT. His only defense against Rex is he takes off a lot to avoid the pressure at a healthy average of 7.0.

Again, if you look at his game logs no other coach or D-coord has confounded fitz to this extent with this regularity.

For a franchise qb, I think now is the time to prove that with his alleged smartness, he should figure Rex out on his 5th attempt.

Positivists will say this is a different year and history doesnt matter. I sure hope so too. But Fitz has yet to beat a good defense.

Just another great fan opinion shared on the pages of BuffaloRumblings.com.

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