Rams | Martz Praises Fitzpatrick
Mon, 5 Sep 2005 10:23:41 -0700

Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams head coach Mike Martz praised QB Ryan Fitzpatrick for his performance during practice and the exhibition season this summer. "I'm very pleased with him," Martz said. "Don't tell him that. My expectations for him were different than anybody else. I think he's very special, and so I expect him to be perfect and I'll be very hard on him. He made some mistakes, but he made some real good plays, too." Martz also stressed how similar Fitzpatrick's personality is compared to previously tutored quarterbacks such as Marc Bulger, Trent Green and Kurt Warner. "These guys are very passionate about what they do," Martz said. "All of them. They just love this game and what they do, and they'd do anything to stay in it."