January 16, 2009 |
It was so cold, and so dark, those early winter days at Valley Forge Military Academy hundreds of miles away from everything he knew. Larry Fitzgerald was a kid in culture shock. His long hair? Gone. His freedom? Gone. His future? On hold, replaced by a present that he didn't know or particularly like, with pre-dawn wake-up calls and stringent schedules and shiny shoes. Fitzgerald just wanted to catch footballs, but there he was in 2001, a spoiled little teenager derailed by sub-par grades, wearing a uniform and trying to earn the simple privilege of using the telephone.
November 29, 2013
Larry Fitzgerald has caught nine touchdowns in five career games against the Eagles, the most he has against any team outside the NFC West. Here is a breakdown of those five games: Date Home Rec. Yds. TD Result 9-23-12 Eagles 9 114 1 Cardinals, 27-6 11-13-11 Eagles 7 146 2 Cardinals, 21-17 1-18-09 Cardinals 9 152 3 Cardinals, 33-25* ...
August 27, 2009
Top 100. . . F-3 Quarterbacks. . . F-5 2008 statistics. . . F-6 Running backs. . . F-7 Fantasy nuggets. . . Centerspread Wide receivers. . . F-10 Injuries. . . F-11 Tight ends/kickers. . . F-12 Defenses. . . F-14 Inside one league's draft. . . F-15 ABOUT THE WRITER Sports writer Ed Barkowitz has been writing about fantasy football since 2001. You can read his reports weekly in the Daily News. 2008 FANTASY Award winners, as voted on by Daily News readers: MVP: Kurt Warner, QB, Cardinals Best quarterback: Kurt Warner, Cardinals Best wide receiver: Anquan Boldin, Cardinals Best running back: Adrian Peterson, Vikings Least valuable player: Edgerrin James, Cardinals Worst quarterback: Marc Bulger, Rams Worst wide receiver: Braylon Edwards, Browns Worst running back: Joseph Addai, Colts ABOUT THE COVER Three players who could have a huge fantasy impact this season: Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.
January 30, 2009 |
Les Bowen: How the Cardinals will win 1. Score a whole lotta points: Nobody disputes that the Cards have superior weapons. What nearly everyone assumes is that the Steelers' superior defense will be the difference. The same assumption preceded the NFC Championship Game, with the Eagles' defense playing the role of the Steelers. If the Cards can keep Kurt Warner from being blasted into the old folks' home, they really can win. 2. Larry Fitzgerald, Larry Fitzgerald and more Larry Fitzgerald: There is a lot of talk about how the Steelers will be aiming to shut down the guy who has already set a postseason record for receiving yardage.
January 16, 2009
Scott Bordow, East Valley Tribune columnist: Back in August, I predicted the Cardinals would finish 7-9. In early December, I wrote that they were an immature, lazy team that didn't know how to handle success. And, truth be told, I wasn't sure they would beat the Atlanta Falcons in the wild-card game, much less go to Carolina and thump the Panthers. So, yes, I've been one of those media types the Cardinals have used as a punching bag these last couple of weeks.
January 15, 2009 |
On Thanksgiving eve, Mike Muscella received a call on his cell phone. The number didn't ring a bell, but the voice sounded familiar. It was Larry Fitzgerald. He was sitting on the tarmac in Phoenix, waiting for the Cardinals' charter to take off for Philadelphia. "Coach," Muscella recalled Fitzgerald saying. "Meet me at this restaurant in town at 7 o'clock tonight. Bring your family, I am treating you guys to dinner. " The Cardinals' flight was delayed, so the group never made it to dinner.
November 29, 2013 |
In four seasons as an assistant coach in Arizona, Eagles defensive coordinator Bill Davis spent enough time around Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald to glean insight into the seven-time Pro Bowler. But it's not necessarily the type of information that will create an advantage when Arizona visits on Sunday. "The insight is he's probably the best receiver in the league," Davis said. Where Fitzgerald ranks among the elite receivers makes for good barroom debate, but the 30-year-old Valley Forge Military Academy alumnus will be a challenge for the Eagles defense this week.
October 28, 2014 |
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Jeremy Maclin was breathless after his breathless performance. "I'm tired, man. I'm tired. Very tired," the Eagles receiver said. "I'm also disappointed we didn't get the job done. " Maclin set a career high with 187 receiving yards on 12 receptions and caught two passes for touchdowns, including a 54-yard, third-quarter bomb. His 32 career touchdown catches tied him with DeSean Jackson and Ben Hawkins for eighth in Eagles history. What may have been most impressive about Maclin's performance was how he returned from a collision with Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson, who was knocked out of the game with a concussion.
October 29, 2014 |
LARRY FITZGERALD is 31 years old now, but the Eagles said this week that isn't why Fitzgerald has only 23 catches for 283 yards through six games - putting the Arizona Cardinals' star on a pace for the lowest totals of his 11-year NFL career. "It's nothing to do with Larry not being Larry. It has to do with all the other weapons they've surrounded the quarterback with," Eagles defensive coordinator Bill Davis said this week. "The options are everywhere. The running back is getting a lot, Floyd is getting a lot . Young Brown has got some speed" and 17 catches for 197 yards.
September 26, 2012 |
AS FAR AS rookie fourth-round picks go, Brandon Boykin had about as promising a start to an NFL career as possible through two games. The slot cornerback was on the field for more than 60 percent of the defensive snaps in his debut in Cleveland, then was integral in shutting down Anquan Boldin in his second game against the Ravens. But on Sunday in Arizona, he looked like a rookie. To be fair, the Eagles' defensive strategy did Boykin no favors. Larry Fitzgerald, Eagle killer and by far the Cardinals' biggest threat, lined up everywhere, including in the slot over Boykin.