Pete Metzelaars knows what a great quarterback looks like. He caught passes from Jim Kelly and coached in Indianapolis while Peyton Manning was breaking records. Two straight years of subpar quarterback play has seen Metzelaars find unemployment twice.

"I don't want to throw Fitz under the bus, but you've got to get an answer at quarterback," the departing tight ends coach told Tim Graham of The Buffalo News. "That's got to be the No. 1 priority."

A year after Manning's injured neck led to the Curtis Painter show with the Colts, Metzelaars joined the Bills only to see Fitzpatrick come just close enough to winning games where it's fair to wonder, "what if?" Big Pete wasn't shy about calling out his former quarterback, either.