December 18, 2015 |
WHEN THE DAY comes for Larry Fitzgerald to make his induction speech on the stage in Canton, Ohio, he better save a few paragraphs to thank the Eagles. The Cardinals' all-time leading receiver has scored at least one touchdown in each of the seven games he's faced the Eagles. Of his 105 career TDs including the playoffs, 11 have come against the Birds. That's a little more than 10 percent of his total touchdowns against a team he's played less than four percent of his games. "He's one of the best football players I've played with at any position," said quarterback Carson Palmer, a 12-year NFL veteran.
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.
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
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.
December 17, 2015 |
THIS IS ERIC ROWE'S third week as a starting NFL cornerback. First time out, he faced Tom Brady. Sunday, it was Buffalo's Tyrod Taylor, a quarterback with a less impressive resumé but a similar 2015 passer rating; Rowe mostly covered either Sammy Watkins or Robert Woods, both formidable threats. This Sunday night, the opposing QB is Arizona's Carson Palmer, who ranks second in the NFL to Brady in passing yards (4,003 to Brady's 4,138), throwing to a wide receiving group with three members ranked in the NFL's top 50 in yardage - seventh-ranked Larry Fitzgerald (96 catches for 1,088 yards and seven touchdowns)
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.
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.
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.