Fitzpatrick’s mastery of Chan Gailey’s offense has prompted impromptu texts to his top two pass-catching weapons as part of his new-age mind-meld that he hopes will give the Jets an edge on game days.
Decker and Marshall’s smart phones are filled with short video clips covering the spectrum of plays that the veteran believes could be useful in a given week. Fitzpatrick might capture a play from years ago that worked for him in Buffalo or a more recent defensive look from the upcoming opponent.
Decker might be with his wife and two infant children when a text arrives. Marshall recently got one while doing a segment on his TV show in the city.
“If I see something that I want to make sure we get communicated, I’ll just snap it,” Fitzpatrick told The News. “I’m not calling them in here and being like, ‘Alright, come watch three hours of film with me.’ I’m saying, ‘Hey, take 15 seconds out of your day and take a look.’ But they like it.”
I really just like the professionalism of this guy and you can see the WR's appreciate it too. Sanchez and Smith both had serious issues with preparation and even Smith's back-up Vick showed problems in that area. Fitz doesn't have the greatest toolset but there's a bit of Chad Pennington to him and I always liked how much Chad was able to do with his limited skillset.