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Friction between Fitzgerald, Warner?

A reader mentioned to us earlier tonight that Marcus Fitzgerald, the younger brother of Cardinals All-World wideout Larry Fitzgerald, posted some Twitter messages during Sunday’s Arizona-Jacksonville game suggesting the beginnings of a rift between Larry and quarterback Kurt Warner.

So we went to Marcus Fitzgerald’s Twitter page, assuming that we’d have to use the valuable Tweleted.com site to search entries that Marcus has since put into the trash.

And we found that he hasn’t, yet.

Among other things, Fitzgerald says that Larry “texted him pissed off” during halftime, even though the Cardinals were leading by 21 points.  In the same tweet, Marcus Fitzgerald opined that Warner plays “like a damn 80 year old.”

Marcus also offered this assessment of Warner’s play:  “Kurt warner needs
2 stop bein a scary ass & throw the ball deep 2 my brother!  damn
this is annoying 2 watch!  he throws 2 the rb’s 2 damn much.”

Though Fitzgerald finished with only four catches for 34 yards and a touchdown, these comments were all made during a game that saw Warner set an NFL record for completion percentage (26 attempts, 24 completions) — and more importantly during a game that the Cardinals won.

Instead of deleting the tweets, Marcus has explained in several different entries today that he was kidding. 

It sure doesn’t look like he was kidding.

So, basically, we love this Twitter thing.

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32 Responses to “Friction between Fitzgerald, Warner?”
  1. jrd8523 says: Sep 21, 2009 8:58 PM

    Gotta love twitter. Gives people who have no idea about the strategy of the game the abillity to publicly complain about the strategy of the game.

  2. mws says: Sep 21, 2009 8:58 PM

    What is wrong with these people. Winning is what matters. This is the problem with spoiled athletes today. And Im 20 years old.

  3. longrodvanhungendong says: Sep 21, 2009 9:04 PM

    TMZ or PFT ?

  4. this class sucks says: Sep 21, 2009 9:04 PM

    I guess Andre Johnson is the last great receiver who keeps his mouth shut even with bad QBs.

  5. McWest says: Sep 21, 2009 9:05 PM

    “Among other things, Fitzgerald says that Larry “texted him pissed off” during halftime, even though the Cardinals were leading by 21 points. In the same tweet, Marcus Fitzgerald opined that Warner plays “like a damn 80 year old.”
    Little brother is going to get big brother in trouble with the NFL. Tweeting during 1/2 time?
    If the NFL does check out twitter and it’s found that L. Fitzgerald didn’t tweet to little brother, then you can probably conclude that little brother is joking.

  6. Bigbluefan says: Sep 21, 2009 9:10 PM

    AZ is getting all wired like they are going to go to the big show again in this life time

  7. cameron says: Sep 21, 2009 9:12 PM

    this is why i love receivers like Vincent Jackson and Andre Johnson.
    great talent, but realize its a team game, and its all about winning.
    i thought larry was one of the good guys, guess not.

  8. YellowJacket says: Sep 21, 2009 9:12 PM

    You can add Calvin Johnson and Reggie Wayne to that list with Andre.
    And good receivers like Donald Driver. Even though Roddy White held out, he really don’t say much. Hines Ward talks but only about blocking the other teams LBs, which is pretty cool.
    The loud mouths just get all the attention.

  9. lawofmurphy says: Sep 21, 2009 9:14 PM

    Boldin is better anyway :)
    Did anyone see that Andre Johnson became the 2nd fastest to 500 receptions…he did it in his 88th game and Boldin did it in his 80th game. That’s half a season faster. Crazy.

  10. bigdogsolec says: Sep 21, 2009 9:17 PM

    larry TEXT marcus ? DURING HALFTIME . ok correct me if i’m wrong but isn’t it NOT ALLOWWED to be texting in anyway shape or form during the game ? so if marcus says larry did , that makes him a liar, or larrys got a big fine comming

  11. texasPHINSfan says: Sep 21, 2009 9:19 PM

    oh this is awesome. i am starting to come around to accepting twitter, but only due to the amazing trainwrecks it causes.
    apparently fitz is a douchebag right there with crowder, eh florio? ;)

  12. NoFootballtalk says: Sep 21, 2009 9:20 PM

    Twitter is for old people with no lives who find a creepy sudden interest in technology. Who has the time to follow a million celebrities?

  13. slipkid says: Sep 21, 2009 9:32 PM

    twitter is for twits.

  14. IndyWilson says: Sep 21, 2009 9:34 PM

    TMZ.com?

  15. VonClausewitz says: Sep 21, 2009 9:41 PM

    What’s next? Pooter – where people can share their bowel movements? How about Twatter- where…oh nevermind…

  16. Jay77 says: Sep 21, 2009 9:45 PM

    # this class sucks says: September 21, 2009 9:04 PM
    “I guess Andre Johnson is the last great receiver who keeps his mouth shut even with bad QBs.”
    Nah, I heard he said matt schaub is gay.

  17. Osterhouse says: Sep 21, 2009 9:46 PM

    “Among other things, Fitzgerald says that Larry “texted him pissed off” during halftime, even though the Cardinals were leading by 21 points. In the same tweet, Marcus Fitzgerald opined that Warner plays “like a damn 80 year old.”
    Little brother is going to get big brother in trouble with the NFL. Tweeting during 1/2 time?
    If the NFL does check out twitter and it’s found that L. Fitzgerald didn’t tweet to little brother, then you can probably conclude that little brother is joking.
    ===================
    ah mcwest…r u an old guy confused? Txting and ‘tweeting’ are not the same thing…but both could probably be done from whatever phone Larry Fitz has. I cant wait till Fitz is a FA and comes home to MN to play with Adrian…its gonna be epic

  18. Old Manny of the Mountains says: Sep 21, 2009 9:57 PM

    I can see the problems with the allegation that Larry Fitzgerald was tweeting at half time. But I really don’t have a problem with what HIS BROTHER was saying on twitter. I’ve said a lot of crazy things while watching a football game (granted I don’t twitter, therefore nobody cares) that I would not necessarily want to be held to my word about. The guy wants his Bro to catch TD’s… Can you blame him?

  19. texasPHINSfan says: Sep 21, 2009 10:15 PM

    VonClausewitz – i’m looking forward to Tbreaster

  20. MkePackFan says: Sep 21, 2009 10:30 PM

    Yeah, as mentioned by Osterhouse, Fitz texted his brother who then tweeted his own analysis…Fitz didn’t tweet during halftime, just texted his brother, hence, not against the rule put in place by the NFL.

  21. TheWizard says: Sep 21, 2009 10:32 PM

    Maybe he should be talking to his quarterback at halftime instead of texting.
    Just a thought.

  22. this class sucks says: Sep 21, 2009 10:34 PM

    “Old Manny of the Mountains says:
    September 21, 2009 9:57 PM
    I can see the problems with the allegation that Larry Fitzgerald was tweeting at half time. But I really don’t have a problem with what HIS BROTHER was saying on twitter. I’ve said a lot of crazy things while watching a football game (granted I don’t twitter, therefore nobody cares) that I would not necessarily want to be held to my word about. The guy wants his Bro to catch TD’s… Can you blame him?”
    I think the point was that Fitz told his brother that Kurt as pissing him off.
    And I assure you, no one would care what you think even if you do use twitter.

  23. Facts Domino says: Sep 21, 2009 10:47 PM

    Warner tweeted back:
    ..-. ..- -.-. -.- — ..-. ..-.
    http://storyrobot.com/improv/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/morse.jpg

  24. bearsrule says: Sep 21, 2009 11:05 PM

    Maybe Fitzgerald should be talking to Warner at halftime instead of jerking off in a stall with his Blackberry in his free hand.

  25. SmackMyVickUp says: Sep 22, 2009 12:01 AM

    I guess Andre Johnson is the last great receiver who keeps his mouth shut even with bad QBs.
    ———
    Calvin Johnson in Detroit too, who has dealt with many more and much worse qbs but still manages to make it to the pro-bowl off and on.

  26. leatherneck says: Sep 22, 2009 12:25 AM

    If you can’t trust your own brother to keep a conversation private, who can you trust?
    Marcus Fitzgerald — does he have good character? Can he be trusted?
    As for the allegations, that’s no big deal. Every great player wants the ball more. Larry Fitzgerald wants the ball more. No kidding, Sherlock. Thanks for the update.
    If he caught 25 passes in one game, he would still want the ball more. He is a great player, and great players want the ball because they want to win and they have great self-confidence.
    As for Kurt Warner, he set an all-time NFL record for competion percentage in the game and the Cardinals won. The “W” is what matters.

  27. wrath4771 says: Sep 22, 2009 1:05 AM

    Little Brother is an idiot. He must have been thinking football is played like Madden 10.

  28. mnmaverick says: Sep 22, 2009 2:25 AM

    Andre Johnson hasn’t played with thye QBs or teams Boldin has.
    You’re comparing the Texans with the Cardinals.

  29. rise0fdaphoenixes says: Sep 22, 2009 4:38 AM

    Am I missing something here or are poeple really retarded these days? First of all when was the last time a sibiling don’t talk about there brother or sister that way? Speacially when Larry Fitzgerald is that popular. PLUS it was HIS BROTHER. Not Larry Fitzgeralds mind speaking over twiter. Just because they have the same last name doesn’t mean they have the same minds connected together like simiese twins. I even doubt Larry’s brother got that text. Its was probably to show off how awsome he was having a brother that popular and he tried to make poeple believe he was talkin to the Fitz even during this most important time for Fitz making himself look good.

  30. Fanamine says: Sep 22, 2009 8:39 AM

    @riseofdaphoneticallyincorrect
    If you are going to call people retards, then you should not talk like one yourself. Here is your rant corrected for spelling. The horrid grammatical flaws are left untouched. The last sentence makes no sense.
    “Am I missing something here or are poeple (people) really retarded these days? First of all when was the last time a sibiling (sibling) don’t (doesn’t) talk about there (their) brother or sister that way? Speacially (Especially) when Larry Fitzgerald is that popular. PLUS it was HIS BROTHER. Not Larry Fitzgeralds (Fitzgerald’s) mind speaking over twiter (Twitter). Just because they have the same last name doesn’t mean they have the same minds connected together like simiese (siamese) twins. I even doubt Larry’s brother got that text. Its (It)was probably to show off how awsome (awesome) he was having a brother that popular and he tried to make poeple (people)believe he was talkin (talking) to the Fitz even during this most important time for Fitz making himself look good.
    Am I missing something here or are poeple really retarded these days? First of all when was the last time a sibiling don’t talk about there brother or sister that way? Speacially when Larry Fitzgerald is that popular. PLUS it was HIS BROTHER. Not Larry Fitzgeralds mind speaking over twiter. Just because they have the same last name doesn’t mean they have the same minds connected together like simiese twins. I even doubt Larry’s brother got that text. Its was probably to show off how awsome he was having a brother that popular and he tried to make poeple believe he was talkin to the Fitz even during this most important time for Fitz making himself look good.

  31. Free_Tramopoline says: Sep 22, 2009 10:24 AM

    @facts domino:
    Classic
    @thisclasssucks:
    see also: Marvin Harrison

  32. Pittsburgh 6 says: Sep 22, 2009 12:24 PM

    I am not an Arizona fan,but do live here..Let us not forget how many times warner has been hurt,and for the record passing game he had it was not a full game so you can take that any way you want.if he had played the whole game what would it had been????????????He will not complete the year he will get hurt he is hurting now …….I am a Pittsburgh fan can you all say 6

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