Ryan Fitzpatrick unhappy with benching

Benched by the Houston Texans, quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick obviously isn't happy.

He was replaced by Ryan Mallett.

"I didn't like it, I don't really agree with it, but I respect the hell out of coach O'Brien," Fitzpatrick said. "Talking with him and him redefining my role and what he expects out of me now, I'm going to play the good soldier.

"It's going to be about being a good teammate and providing a support system for a guy that hasn't played a lot of football in the NFL."

Fitzpatrick says he'll handle it appropriately.

"I've been in this situation - on both sides of it - multiple times," Fitzpatrick said. "I draw from past experiences, and getting put on the bench is never a great thing.

"Quarterback is such a hard position to play in this league, and it's really hard when you don't have a good support system around you."

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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