Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/6/12
Ryan Fitzpatrick's struggles now date back a full calendar year, and there's no sign of him breaking out of his funk. Going into November 2011, the Bills were 5-2 and seemingly on their way to their first playoff berth since the 1999 season, and the ink was barely dry on Fitzpatrick's six-year, $59 million contract, a personnel decision that now seems absurd. Since then, the Bills have gone 4-13, the most recent loss a 21-9 decision in Houston, and with a 3-5 record this season and a trip to AFC East-leader New England on tap this week, there most likely won't be a playoff appearance this year, either. In those heady days in the first half of 2011, Fitzpatrick looked like he had emerged from his career backup status. He was in control of an offense that utilized multiple personnel groupings and moved the ball with good balance between the run and pass. Those days are long gone. Fitzpatrick played terrible during the second half of 2011, though broken ribs had something to do ...
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