Dec 8, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (4) on the sidelines during the first half against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans Roundup: Differences of Ryan Fitzpatrick


One Houston Texans article topic that caught my attention this morning was one from the Ultimate Texans blog of the Houston Chronicle with the headline “Texans have never had a QB like Ryan Fitzpatrick.”

At first glance maybe some of us think that is not a good thing because Fitzpatrick has never been a QB in a playoff game since he’s been a full-time starter in the NFL, which was in 2008 with the Cincinnati Bengals. He played five games before that with the St. Louis Rams.

He spent four years as the starter of the Buffalo Bills, and last season started 11 games with the Tennessee Titans.

After reading the article by Brian T. Smith the point he gets across about Fitzpatrick is that he’s more “laid back” or even “cooler” than the past two franchise QBs the Texans have had.

Smith wrote the following paragraph in describing Fitzpatrick:

“The man expected to lead them is hipster cool compared to the bland vanilla of the Texans’ previous two long-term starting quarterbacks, Matt Schaub and David Carr. He’s a thickly bearded 31-year-old who wears an Avengers T-shirt and Transformers baseball cap, not out of irony but in pride.”

I’m glad he gets to be himself, but I’m guessing Texans fans care more about what he does on the football field rather than what his favorite comic book characters are.

That’s just a guess though.

In his career, Fitzpatrick has a record of 27-49-1.

Like I said before, we all know Fitzpatrick isn’t the long-term answer by any means, but maybe he’ll give the Texans a decent year under center (if he is the starter), and hopefully win more than two games at the position (as was the case in 2013), and not throw into so many pick-six plays like the last franchise QB did one season ago.

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In other Texans news:
• House of Houston’s Travis Oquin asks do the Texans have their answer at RT?

• ESPN talks about the expectations of Jadeveon Clowney in a video with ESPN Texans reporter Tania Ganguli.

Arian Foster won’t let Andre Johnson go as reported by the Houston Chronicle.

Marcus Williams, of North Dakota State, is trying to make the Texans roster writes Dave Zangaro of CSN Houston.

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