Episode from the podcastNew York Jets Life Podcast

Episode 47: Week 8 | Jets @ Raiders

Released Wednesday, 4th November 2015
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www.NewYorkJetsLife.comRyan Fitzpatrick has ligament damage in his left thumb and he’ll eventually need surgery to fix it. Geno Smith has a big bone bruise on his left shoulder, but he did escape structural damage. And while Todd Bowles listed both signal callers as day-to-day, rookie QB Bryce Petty could be in line to make his first NFL start Sunday when the Jets host the Jacksonville Jaguars at MeLife Stadium.“We have confidence in Bryce,” Bowles said today during a conference call. “Obviously he doesn’t know what Ryan knows, he doesn’t know what Geno knows, but he knows a good portion of our offense that he can function and go in there and play the game.”Stressing that it’s still early in the week, Bowles said his confidence wasn’t “very high” that either Fitzpatrick or Smith would be available against the Jags.“I really think they’re both in the same boat right now,” he said. “It all depends how they heal and progress during the week."Fitzpatrick, who has completed 61.9% of his passes with 11 TD and 7 INT this season, talked Sunday about having difficulty gripping the ball after he went down early in the 34-20 loss to the Raiders.