By Mark Gaughan
Every touchdown and interception has its own story.
Here's the rundown on Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick’s interception on a deep ball down the right sideline for T.J. Graham, who was open by three steps, in the first half of last week's game versus the New England Patriots (from today's Inside the NFL column).
Fitz lined up under center on a second-and-8 play from the Bills' 4. Here’s Bills QB coach David Lee explaining what happened:
"The underthrow was a situation where we rarely ever turn our back to the line of scrimmage and do play action and throw deep. Plus we're talking about T.J. Graham, who is exceptionally fast. And to be honest with you, that look never happened in practice. We never got the one on one look where we were going to throw the go. So it was a combination of he caught a different look -– but he was smart enough to realize it and go one-on-one. And we turned our back and had play action. What he's learned if that happens again is, 'I've got to really hustle my footwork and get the ball in the air in a hurry.' It's got to come off his hands at 10 yards, and it came off at 15 yards."