Found August 24, 2012 on Football Nation:
To say a player. or any figure in sports, is loved or hated is an opinion-based statement that requires some backing up.So writing this piece almost ensures that there’ll be some furious fans, regardless of how fully the choices are supported with fact.Sure, I could have taken the easy road and nominated Ryan Fitzpatrick as both the most hated and most loved of the Bills, but it seemed to be ducking the issue.However, the evidence for him is truly there. Fitz was 5-2 to start 2011, but finished 1-8 (sure, he had busted ribs, but he had 14 TDs, eight interceptions, and seven sacks the first seven, then had just 10 TDs, with 15 INTs and 15 sacks the last nine). He was signed to be the steady hand at quarterback for Buffalo through 2017, which was great, but was given far too much for the extension, making him the second highest-paid player on the team behind Mario Williams for 2012 (Ryan has also already collected $15 million in bonuses since signing the extension as well, with anothe...
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