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Bucs name Winston the starter over FITZMAGIC

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http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/24862089/tampa-bay-buccaneers-name-jameis-winston-starting-quarterback

Time for him to eat some Ws as he takes the starting job from PFF's golden boy thus far. It's a shame for Fitzmagic... he obviously didnt play the best last week, but the Bucs defense is mostly to blame and Winston played even worse.

But hey, one guy is the 1st overall pick. The other is a career journyman. This is likely done because Koetter knows that if Winston doesn't show improvement, he's done.

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The Fitzmagic cycle is broken. 

Fitzmagic must now roam the league for 2 years before he find success again and cons another team into giving him a massive contract.

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Wrong move imo. Fitzmagic should've gotten another game or two. Not his fault the defense gave up 5 TDs in the 1st half to Trubisky of all QBs.

Edited by Tony7188

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There was never any other option. Fitzpatrick isn't the answer long term, and you have a guy in Winston who, like Fitz, has had his up and downs throughout his career, but he may have a long term future here. This is a team that needs to figure out what it has with him and whether he's worth the long term franchise quarterback contract moving forward. It's already his 4th year and the fifth year option is coming up. The idea of an extension is on the table. 

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Eli Manning retires, Giants sign Fitzpatrick to a big contract, and Fitzmagic starts up again with Beckham and Barkley.  I'm calling it now.

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Fitzpatrick might be the best backup in the league and is a decent stop gap for a team that doesnt have much at QB....but thats all he is.    Nothing wrong with that, but he was never going to keep Jameis' job long.

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1 hour ago, Yin-Yang said:

Was going to happen eventually.

 

1 hour ago, Forge said:

There was never any other option. Fitzpatrick isn't the answer long term, and you have a guy in Winston who, like Fitz, has had his up and downs throughout his career, but he may have a long term future here. This is a team that needs to figure out what it has with him and whether he's worth the long term franchise quarterback contract moving forward. It's already his 4th year and the fifth year option is coming up. The idea of an extension is on the table. 

If I could heart these posts more than 1x I would. 

Nick Foles, Fitzmagic, Keenum.  Anyone else see the theme here?   Guys who have a prolonged body of work that says they're not long-term answers...seldom become long-term answers.  For every Jim Plunkett or Rich Gannon you have dozens of Foles/Fitmagics. 

Those who do not learn from the past...are destined to pick a bad guy to be the DEN starter. 

Edited by Broncofan

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This is why the Bucs struggle.  Fitz has outplayed him 

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6 minutes ago, FourThreeMafia said:

Fitzpatrick might be the best backup in the league and is a decent stop gap for a team that doesnt have much at QB....but thats all he is.    Nothing wrong with that, but he was never going to keep Jameis' job long.

Yup. The Bucs drafted Winston to be "the guy" and their stance wasn't going to change anytime soon unless an unknown QB came along and pulled a Brady, or at the very least a Kaepernick, move and showed them that he can be the man. Obvoiusly, that wasn't ever going to happen with Fitz given his history. 

Nick Foles and Bradford. Your next. 

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It was the fitzplan.light it up for a couple of weeks, stink it up for one generate interest for next year and maybe get a raise on this year.

Fitz5million 

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4 hours ago, iknowcool said:

Eli Manning retires, Giants sign Fitzpatrick to a big contract, and Fitzmagic starts up again with Beckham and Barkley.  I'm calling it now.

That would be awesome haha

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6 hours ago, iknowcool said:

Eli Manning retires, Giants sign Fitzpatrick to a big contract, and Fitzmagic starts up again with Beckham and Barkley.  I'm calling it now.

He's destined for the Raiders.

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okay, time for winston to have a couple mediocre games and be benched for fitz, and fitzmagic will take over for a few games

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