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The Games Should All Be Nail Biters!

Ryan Fitzpatrick of half the NFL teams (actually 8 previous most recently Miami) came to Washington via free agency last night.

The impact of this acquisition looking at opinion pieces today— most were that Fitzpatrick  could possibly make a difference as a veteran playmaker. However one article I reviewed from a competing 980 outlet signaled that the Fitzpatrick  signing what the signal Ron Rivera will be throwing in the towel next season—a rebuild towards a future QBs, say what!

My view to this view in town: utter and complete nonsense and ignorance of how easy it is to win and be competitive in the league!
If as a reader one had  been following my blog pieces on this site for the past year you have seen me write multiple times ‘most WFT seasons, games are decided in the last quarter by a few points.’

When WFT teams have been awful like the season and a half after former starter Alex Smith got hurt, those teams often were blown out of every game. Coming into next season with the three qbs (Ryan Fitzpatrick, Kyle Allen and Taylor Heinicke)  WFTshould be in all 16 games and all for the most part should be very close.
Personally I have seen Fitzpatrick play in many a stop and find him at his best: very exciting. He seems like the type of quarterback that gets more  things done as he ages . Reminiscent of a veteran Dan Fouts who like Fitzpatrick had problems with a playoff appearances and wins (Fitzpatrick  has no playoff experience).. with a similar type beard. Maybe next year will the fans and media and coaches and players be more concerned with our defense that our offense and QBs play, this blogger say yes, welcome Fitzpatrick-magic!

However if I had to place a bet— it would be to see all 3 quarterbacks at some point next season similar to how WFT had 4 QBs play this past year.
I would love nothing more than 1 of the 3 quarterbacks to win the job and hold it for the next few seasons to come.
I feel Kyle Allen reminds me in terms of grit and determination a younger Tony Romo but I do have major concerns with  Allen’s attempts to run through the whole opposing defenses—max effort can have a downside.

Similarly even though I am rooting for any of the 3 quarterbacks to become our franchise guy, as for Taylor Heinicke  in his very short stint so far I believe he shows the most potential of being a star.  Heinicke reminds me of a young Trent green in terms of lack of experience but like Trent Green, so far Heinicke is magical to watch and  is having trouble staying on the field because of his max effort.

So once again or rather for the first time we have 3 quarterbacks who are  mobile and give Max effort. This should be a good exciting year with a chance to add a +5 wins plus or more…an upgrade in wins could be the case if this coaching staff is on par with the upper echelon staffs of the NFL.

One last thing people are saying that Fitzpatrick signals that WFT will not be in the DeSean Watson and Sam Darnold sweepstakes..Once again just like we have the ability to win every game and as this past season taught us even down 20, comebacks are always possible (think Smith, people)…no options are off the table. If anything WFT now can offer a veteran quarterback to a package…

The biggest problem I have with Fitzpatrick  is not his play at times or his journeyman status it’s that I personally have yet to root for a star QB with a beard! So, my one request would be for Fitzpatrick to take out the razor before getting under center. Good luck to that…Go WFT, today!

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4 Responses to “The Games Should All Be Nail Biters!”

  1. FRANK N. STEIN says:

    Heineken? Hic!
    Seriously, I’m all in on the Fitzmagic.
    Now there’s the little matter of who Fitz can throw to, and will he have enough time to do it?
    David Sharpe @ swing OT a done deal, though I would say his last name is a misnomer.
    However, if MATSKO can’t find his best football self, no one can.
    Lamar Miller might bring something back in the RB room.
    Looks like we’re searching for the next Nick Sundberg though.
    Now William Jackson III to replace Ron Darby?
    To me that’s an upgrade, though like Darby, he may take a half season to get his bearings.
    A Kevin Pierre-Paul FA replacement is in order soon, and maybe a Mike starter in the draft.
    Collins-McGrone-Holcomb is a line I like if we don’t double dip @ LB in the draft.
    Are we going to go after FS Tre Boston?
    He’s an old Panther after all.
    If both Ryan’s walk, we’ll need a fledgling DE/Edge in the draft most likely.
    I would also like an apprentice DT to compete with Devaroe Lawrence for the fifth IDL slot.
    Let’s see what the rest of FA brings.
    So far, so very good in my estimation.

  2. FRANK N. STEIN says:

    Who is Fitz going to use for his magic!
    Curtis Samuels in the slot and to the rescue.
    Add Rashod Bateman or Terrance Marshal Jr. in the draft.
    Terry McLaurin 1
    Rashod Bateman 2
    Curtis Samuels 3
    Cam Sims 4
    Jaelon Darden @ 124 in the draft 5
    One of Kelvin Harmon/Antonio Gandy-Golden/ Emmanuel Hall 6
    The WR room is beyond full even if we don’t draft another slot receiver.
    Logan Thomas 1
    Brevin Jordan/Hunter Long @074 in the draft 2
    MyCole Pruitt 3 FA FB/TE
    by the Titans.
    Antonio Gibson 1
    J.D. McKissic 2
    Unknown FA 3
    Jah-Maine Martin 4 ps
    The answer as to who Fitz can work his magic with.

  3. FRANK N. STEIN says:

    Holes to fill today
    FS 1
    CB 3
    LB 1,3
    DE 4
    DT 5
    RB 3
    WR 2
    TE 2,3
    LT 1
    IOL 4
    LS 1
    FA should uncover several of these slots before the draft.

  4. FRANK N. STEIN says:

    Have to save this draft.
    It’s March 20, and assuming we don’t get any more FA’s (highly unlikely), I decided to trade out of the first round for a second, third, and seventh in 2021. With those and the 2022 draft intact, I propose going after a top QB in 2022.
    043 Terrance Marshall Jr. WR 2
    057 Baron Browning OLB 1
    073 Dylan Moses OLB 2
    077 Brevin Jordan TE 2
    082 Spencer Brown LT 2
    098 Andre Cisco FS 1
    103 Joe Tryon DE/EDGE 4
    124 Osa Odighizuwa DT 5
    163 Bryan Mills CB 3
    244 Dez Fitzpatrick Slot 2/Punt returner
    246 Tony Poljan TE 3
    Drew Himmelman RT 5 ps
    Calvin Ashley Swing tackle/OG 6 ps
    Jah-Maine Martin RB 4 ps
    Christian Uphoff FS 3 ps

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