Bills' Fitzpatrick won't get in war of words

RYAN WOLSTAT, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 11:18 PM ET

Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick had a nice debut for Buffalo last Sunday, but New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott is warning him it will be a different story this week.

Specifically, Scott says the mobile Fitzpatrick should think twice about taking off.

“You just know that whenever he sees two-man or man-to-man coverage he’s a threat to run the football,” Scott told buffalobills.com. “But with that being said, he’s also declaring himself as a runner and sets himself up for, all you need is one good hit and possibly get him out of there.”

Scott also poked fun at the Harvard grad.

“I don’t know, he’s a pretty smart guy,” Scott said. “I don’t want him to hit me with a book.”

Fitzpatrick wasn’t willing to take the bait and talk back to Scott.

“No, I got nothing for him, man,” Fitzpatrick said on a Buffalo radio station.

Fitzpatrick has won eight of his 24 career starts, but was still a considerable step up from the since-released Trent Edwards.

Scott, like most of the Jets, is not shy about running his mouth.

When the Jets picked up his former Baltimore teammate Trevor Pryce Thursday, Scott said a number of Ravens would likely prefer to be on the Jets.

“I guarantee you that there’s probably guys in the same spot right now jealous as hell,” Scott told the New York Daily News. “Trevor probably gets texts like, ‘Man, come get me too.’ I guarantee you there’s at least 15 other players over there praying that they get released so they can come over here.”

No pressure

Philadelphia safety Nate Allen isn’t getting caught up in all the hoopla surrounding Donovan McNabb’s return to town Sunday – even though he was drafted with the highest pick the Eagles acquired from Washington in the McNabb trade.

Allen claims he doesn’t feel any pressure this, or any other week because of McNabb’s history.

“I want them to feel like they got their worth out of picking me, but otherwise, not really,” Allen told the Philadelphia Inquirer.

“I don’t play quarterback, so it’s not like I’m competing with him.”

Allen was the NFC rookie of the month for September, compiling two interceptions and a sack, so Philadelphia probably isn’t feeling too upset about the move — especially with the re-emergence of Michael Vick.

Interestingly, according to the Inquirer, not only was Allen a quarterback in high school, but he also owned both a McNabb Eagles and a Vick Atlanta Falcons jersey.

Quick hits

The Indianapolis Colts will be without three players on Sunday — including star safety Bob Sanders ­— against Jacksonville, while eight are questionable. Wide receiver Pierre Garcon and running back Donald Brown are likely out, but Joseph Addai might return ... Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas has been fined by the team $5,000 US for giving the finger to the crowd in Minneapolis last weekend ... Star Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice made it through a full contact practice Friday and appears on track to return to the lineup against Pittsburgh on Sunday ... Rams running back Steven Jackson is not expected to be able to play against Seattle after being “very limited” in practice Friday, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch. However, the Rams did manage to avoid a blackout after receiving a 24-hour ticket-selling extension from the league ... Explosive rookie Lions running back Jahvid Best practised Friday after sitting out three previous sessions. He is expected to start against Green Bay, despite a sore toe ... Bills running back Marshawn Lynch continues to be in demand, but so far no teams have been willing to meet Buffalo’s considerable asking price ... Denver will be minus running backs Knowshon Moreno and Spencer Larsen versus the Tennessee Titans. Correll Buckhalter and Laurence Maroney will be counted on instead ... Jake Delhomme practised for the second day in a row, but it is not yet known whether he will start for Cleveland against Cincinnati. Delhomme got hurt in Week 1 and has missed the past two games with a sprained ankle. Seneca Wallace has been uninspiring in two losses in Delhomme’s starting spot.


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