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Marcus Fitzgerald gets more attention than he ever wanted

Though destined not to have the same kind of football career as his big brother, California Redwoods (of the UFL) receiver Marcus Fitzgerald has gotten plenty of attention this week, thanks to a series of inflammatory tweets he posted on September 20, during and after the Cardinals’ 31-17 win over the Jaguars.

His misadventures with the popular Twitter service were discussed by ESPN’s Chris Mortensen during Sunday NFL Countdown, and they were mentioned on multiple occasions during the NBC Sunday night coverage.

But while everyone seems to accept the fact that the comments from Marcus do not hint at a problem between Larry and Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner, a couple of unanswered questions remain.

Did Larry send Marcus a text during halftime of the game indicating that Larry was frustrated?

Did Larry call Marcus after the game and indicate that the Arizona wideout was “pissed” about the lack of balls thrown his way, notwithstanding the 14-point win?

It’s one thing for Marcus to have been joking (and, if he was, we’re still trying to find the punch line).  It’s another thing for Marcus to flat-out lie about communications with his brother that didn’t occur.

To date, there’s been no indication that it was a lie.  And so there’s no reason to think that Fitzgerald wasn’t frustrated.

And, based on Sunday night’s ugly home loss to the Colts, there’s no reason to think Fitzgerald isn’t frustrated now.

For the season, Fitzgerald has 17 catches for 181 yards and two scores.  That projects to 90 receptions for 965 yards and 11 touchdowns.

For an ordinary receiver, those numbers are great.  For a great receiver, those numbers are ordinary.

So, regardless of whether he said so last week, how can Fitzgerald not be frustrated?

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13 Responses to “Marcus Fitzgerald gets more attention than he ever wanted”
  1. GregO says: Sep 28, 2009 12:35 AM

    You’re gonna just keep pushing this in the hopes that one day down the line you can say “I told you so” aren’t you?

  2. Desides says: Sep 28, 2009 12:37 AM

    And here we spent the entire offseason talking about how Anquan Boldin was the problem child.
    Whoops!

  3. cnelson13 says: Sep 28, 2009 12:37 AM

    There’s no mystery here. Larry obviously told Marcus what Marcus relayed to us, though Marcus was told in confidence and wasn’t supposed to go public with it. Larry has an image to uphold, so Marcus, with nothing to lose, bites the bullet and says he wasn’t joking, i.e. not being truthful.

  4. Jimmy V says: Sep 28, 2009 12:39 AM

    Things I could go without hearing:
    1. Twitter
    2. Wildcat
    3. Cris Collins questionable hidden homosexual comments (“he looks good”, “he has strong hands”, “this guy is something special”….I miss Madden and all of the end of the third quarter food shots)

  5. Barcid says: Sep 28, 2009 12:44 AM

    (yawn)
    This sort of trash is so much easier than actual journalism.

  6. Abe Froeman says: Sep 28, 2009 12:45 AM

    Yeah, when you lose you get frustrated.
    Did you tap into the spirit of Albert Einstein to figure that out?

  7. shaggytoodle says: Sep 28, 2009 12:49 AM

    I know Florio thinks its a joke, but I believe Mr. Fitzgerald’s problems has something that sounds like “Madam’s Purse,” Troy P. all ready got bit by that bug, and since Fitzgerald hasn’t been injured yet he seem’s on pace for a Eddie George type of year.

  8. Rex Grossman says: Sep 28, 2009 12:53 AM

    OMG, OK like, Marcus said that Larry said that he’s all, like, mad at Kurt but Larry said he’s not mad so Marcus said that, like, he was only kidding that Larry was mad at Kurt so now Larry is mad at Marcus for telling everyone he’s mad at Kurt and Kurt is mad at Larry because he thinks there’s beef but Larry says there isn’t. IDK I’m totally confused I h8 all this drama.

  9. FumbleNuts says: Sep 28, 2009 12:56 AM

    Larry Fitzgerald wants the ball more… Just like Roy Williams, T.O. ect………

  10. BasicInstinct says: Sep 28, 2009 8:18 AM

    And Collingsworth spent half the broadcast questioning: “Why doesn’t Warner just throw it out there and let Fitzgerald catch it?”
    The best leaper in Pro football. Then throw it to him! Or can’t you get it there anymore?
    Warner is thinking about retiring! Alluded to it in his pregame interview.
    And what’s up with the Beanie Wells benching controversy?

  11. Mr Krinkle says: Sep 28, 2009 8:30 AM

    “For the season, Fitzgerald has 17 catches for 181 yards and two scores. That projects to 90 receptions for 965 yards and 11 touchdowns.
    For an ordinary receiver, those numbers are great. For a great receiver, those numbers are ordinary.
    So, regardless of whether he said so last week, how can Fitzgerald not be frustrated?”
    How can you use his numbers after 3 games and say they contributed to Fitzgerald being frustrated after 1 and a half games? What did his numbers from last night’s game have to do with last week’s supposed text message to his brother?

  12. Hosstyle In Tampa says: Sep 28, 2009 8:45 AM

    THIS BLOG HAS BEEN COMPROMISED BY NBC SPONSORSHIP. FLORIO HAS SOLD OUT. IF ANY OTHER BROADCASTER HAD JOKED ABOUT DRINKING AND DRIVING, THE WAY AL MICHAELS DID LAST NIGHT, FLORIO WOULD HAVE BEEN ALL OVER THEM. FREE THIS BLOG!!!!!

  13. Marty says: Sep 28, 2009 9:08 AM

    Isn’t it against the NFL twitter policy to “tweet” during the blackout period on game day – Even if you do it through a representative – Or possibly a brother?
    Surprised Flo didnt bring up that angle (as week as it may be)

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