Jets head coach Todd Bowles named Ryan Fitzpatrick his starting quarterback for next week. He also seemed to absolve Fitzpatrick for blame for what happened in the loss to the Cardinals.
I can appreciate not wanting to throw a guy under the bus in public to some extent, but there also isn't anything wrong with saying, "Everybody needs to play better, including Ryan." We are reaching Rex Ryan levels of trying to claim poor quarterback play isn't really poor quarterback play. I also am not under any impression that Geno Smith can turn this around. I don't understand what is accomplished by sticking with Fitzpatrick.
Here is what was said.
LIVE on #Periscope: Coach Bowles' postgame presser. #NYJvsAZ https://t.co/kUHpGI6bX1— New York Jets (@nyjets) October 18, 2016
Bowles: "Smith played [the role of] a relief pitcher. Fitz will be back next week."— New York Jets (@nyjets) October 18, 2016
Bowles: "It definitely wasn't Fitz's fault. He barely had any time to throw."— New York Jets (@nyjets) October 18, 2016
Why even put Geno in?— Kimberley A. Martin (@KMart_LI) October 18, 2016
"I wanted to give him some reps," Bowles said #jets