By Tim Graham
The Bills lopped a problem off their roster when they dumped Young in August because fans would be howling for VY to replace Ryan Fitzpatrick as Buffalo's quarterback.
The defense is justifiably getting skewered over their historical ineptitude the past two weeks. But let's not forget Fitzpatrick's uninspiring play.
Bills coach Chan Gailey was asked after Sunday's 45-3 loss to the San Francisco 49ers how much trust he still has in Fitzpatrick.
"We're just fine there," Gailey replied. "Don't go with an issue on that. That's not an issue."
That means Bills fans who don't want Fitzpatrick to be their quarterback anymore won't get any satisfaction for the time being.
Fitzpatrick was 16 of 26 for 126 yards and zero touchdowns with another weak interception. He floated a pass into the breeze that Chris Culliver intercepted at the goal line. Fitzpatrick wouldn't use the wind as an excuse.
"The wind was whipping around pretty good," Fitzpatrick said. "But that's something you have to take into account."
In Buffalo's victories this year, Fitzpatrick has five touchdowns and no interceptions with a 112.1 passer rating. In three losses, he has seven touchdowns, eight interceptions and a 68.7 passer rating.
Backup quarterback Tyler Thigpen replaced Fitzpatrick for the final possession, a handoff to Fred Jackson. Third quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, with his $1.75 million base salary, was a healthy scratch for the fifth time.