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Buddy Nix Believes Ryan Fitzpatrick Is A Playoff-Caliber Quarterback

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Earlier this week, in an interview with Mark Gaughan of The Buffalo News, Buffalo Bills GM Buddy Nix admitted that his team would "probably" need to add a quarterback at some point in this April's 2011 NFL Draft.

Even while making that comment, Nix supported his current starter, Ryan Fitzpatrick: ""We certainly like Fitz," Nix said at the time. "[His performance] wasn't more than we expected because I knew Chan would get him to play better. We counted on that and he did. I really like him. I think he's got a lot of qualities you need. We just need to keep putting good players out there."

In case you had any lingering doubts as to whether or not Nix and the Bills organization feel they can be a playoff team with Fitzpatrick at quarterback, Nix went further with his Fitzpatrick commentary in a 1-on-1 interview with BuffaloBills.com.

"I think he plays good enough we can win and get to the playoffs with Fitz," Nix told Chris Brown. "We just need to put some more guys around him."