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Houston looking to veteran Fitzpatrick to bring consistency to quarterback position

  • Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) prepares to throw a pass during NFL football training camp Monday, July 28, 2014, in Houston. The Texans signed Fitzpatrick in the offseason hoping the veteran will help turn around an offense that did very little right last year. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

    Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) prepares to throw a pass during NFL football training camp Monday, July 28, 2014, in Houston. The Texans signed Fitzpatrick in the offseason hoping the veteran will help turn around an offense that did very little right last year. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) sets up to receive the ball during NFL football training camp Monday, July 28, 2014, in Houston. The Texans signed Fitzpatrick in the offseason hoping the veteran will help turn around an offense that did very little right last year. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

    Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) sets up to receive the ball during NFL football training camp Monday, July 28, 2014, in Houston. The Texans signed Fitzpatrick in the offseason hoping the veteran will help turn around an offense that did very little right last year. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)  (The Associated Press)

The Houston Texans' biggest problem in their 2-14 season was inconsistent play at quarterback.

Enter, Ryan Fitzpatrick. The veteran faces the big task of turning around an offense that did little right last year.

He isn't at all daunted by the challenge and won't let last year's woes bleed into 2014. He says "whatever happened the year before, it doesn't matter."

Fitzpatrick was signed in the offseason after Houston traded Matt Schaub, whose terrible play last year helped doomed the Texans to the NFL's worst record. Fitzpatrick was slated to be Tennessee's backup last season but was thrust into the starting role after Jake Locker was hurt midway through the season.

He was named Houston's starter in minicamp and is focused on becoming a leader on his new team.

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