Bills' WR Lee Evans Clicks Better With QB Ryan Fitzpatrick
When Fitzpatrick took over the injured Edwards last season, he connected with Evans on four of his seven touchdowns and accounted for more than half of his receiving yards (341 of 612). Though his arm strength is considered equal to that of Edwards, the difference according to Evans is in Fitzpatrick's demeanor and willingness to go deep when he sees the opportunity. Tyler Diedrich of BuffaloBills.com broke down the reasons why Evans could see a bump in his production.
"He'll freelance a little bit more. He's not afraid to get in the huddle and trust what he's seeing or tell somebody to do something else," Evans said. "When he's in there he just kind of feels the game and if he wants to give you a shot, he'll do it. He'll throw a ball up and just want you to make a play for him."
There aren't too many games where you will see a zero next to Evans' name in the reception column, but last week at Green Bay was one of them. And Fitzpatrick is well aware of the fact that cannot happen anymore.
"Lee's a big part of our team, and if you watch the film it's been great ... for him to be as unselfish as he is," Fitzpatrick said. "I'm not going to force the ball to him, but when we get the chance to throw him the ball, we want to throw him the ball."
Of course, the Bills will be facing a very angry New England Patriots team looking to make someone pay for last week's loss at the New York Jets, so Fitzpatrick might not have much time to locate Evans down the field.