Davis: Fitzpatrick’s guts, not smarts, leads Bills

Kudos to the Bills for their 2-0 start. But we know two weeks doesn’t make a season. So the question heading into Week 3 is whether this version of the Bills is any different than any of the teams who haven’t come out on the winning end against the Patriots since 2003.

For some perspective, consider George W. Bush was in his first term as President, Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez was 14 years old and Creed was winning music awards.

These Bills are led by Ryan Fitzpatrick. He’s a Harvard grad. He reportedly scored a 48 on his wonderlic exam. We’re convinced he’s pretty smart. And, as Fitzpatrick goes, so generally go the Bills.

But beyond his smarts, NFL Network analyst Charles Davis says it’s Fitzpatrick’s gritty-gutty style not only epitomizes his offense, but the tough, nothing-to-lose approach is part of what has led to the Bills’ recent success.

“His guts are what defines this offense. This is a guy who (the team) wants to follow because of how tough he is in the pocket and the plays that he makes,” Davis said after checking in with Bills offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins. “This team feels pretty good about itself because the guys who we’re talking about scoring touchdowns, these are guys are who were late draft picks and undrafted free agents who have a lot to prove. They’re not going to walk into New England with any fear. They think they can go out and make plays.”

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