Seriously, this was never Fitzpatrick's team. I loved the guy as he was fun and very competivive, but this was Rosen's team and then it was Tua's team. He was just holding the ball. He had many chances to be "the man" throughout his career, but until the past two years he was too inconsistent with the ball. And, we are seeing that Chan was not the man for the job. I am glad we moved on from him.
“I have a ton of respect for [Dolphins coach Brian Flores], and we have a very good relationship,” Fitzpatrick told Robert Mays of TheAthletic.com. “But I thought it was a joke at first. We’re putting Tua in? I was floored. . . .https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2 ... agovailoa/
“That was my team . . . I fought through the crap with those guys. I get the way that the NFL works. I get it. But to have it happen the way it did. . . .”
Fitzpatrick isn’t the only one who was surprised by the move. It also caught offensive coordinator Chan Gailey, who exited the job after the season, off guard.
“I was in total shock,” Gailey told Mays. “We didn’t even have a preseason. It was a totally new offense [for Tua]. We were just starting to hit our stride. We’d won two in a row and scored a bunch of points and moved the ball well. It came as a shock to me.”