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Carson Palmer: Working with Larry Fitzgerald is “awesome”


Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer says he’s never played with a receiver quite like Larry Fitzgerald.

Palmer said at Arizona’s Organized Team Activities that Fitzgerald makes catches in practice that only he and Detroit’s Calvin Johnson would be able to make.

It’s been awesome,” Palmer said, via the Associated Press. “I threw him a ball today that he and maybe Megatron catch. He’s maybe not one of a kind but one of two of a kind.”

Fitzgerald had similarly positive things to say about Palmer.

“He’s got great touch on his intermediate passes — he can put zip on them or he can feather it in there,” Fitzgerald said. “And then he’s got the intelligence and experience to go out there and make plays. I’ve seen him do it. He threw for 4,000 yards in Oakland.”

After the disaster that was the Cardinals’ passing game last year, Palmer and Fitzgerald are giving Arizona fans a glimmer of hope.

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70 Responses to “Carson Palmer: Working with Larry Fitzgerald is “awesome””
  1. walker615 says: Jun 6, 2013 9:18 PM

    Fitzgerald is not on Megatron’s level, sorry.

    HOF player and a great human being though.

  2. e23r0 says: Jun 6, 2013 9:18 PM

    No one compares to Fitz. #BIRDGANG

  3. stopdk12 says: Jun 6, 2013 9:19 PM

    until the ball is kicked they have hope….

  4. lesliedevereaux says: Jun 6, 2013 9:20 PM

    If Julio Jones, A.J. Green and Dez Bryant stay healthy then there will be five of a kind.

  5. dbones750 says: Jun 6, 2013 9:23 PM

    Sleepers. Watch out for Carson, he’s still got it. Calvin>Fitz, not even close.

  6. elwaysagenius says: Jun 6, 2013 9:25 PM

    When he says that he threw him a difficult ball in OTAs, it makes me think it was wildly inaccurate

  7. thesteelers says: Jun 6, 2013 9:28 PM

    On the other hand, working with Carson is not.

  8. bobzilla1001 says: Jun 6, 2013 9:34 PM

    Bruce Arians is an offensive genuis!!!
    As long as everyone is wearing shorts and T-shirts.

  9. raiderinvader says: Jun 6, 2013 9:36 PM

    get tired of reading Carson palmer quotes.he’s not relevant why even waste the time to get his opinion ! he would dream to be as good as Kurt warner or Jake Plummer.

  10. clssylssy says: Jun 6, 2013 9:40 PM

    With due respect to Megatron, I was left wondering what the big deal was all about when Fitz & Co. stomped the Lions in a mudhole last season…and the Cards were sucking at the time. Fitz always the competitor hasn’t begun to show what he can do!
    In Fitz We Trust:)

  11. unfortunatelyabillsfan says: Jun 6, 2013 9:41 PM

    I think it will be very exciting to watch these two. Fitz deserves it after all he’s been through after Warner retired

  12. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 6, 2013 9:43 PM

    Larry was equally effusive about Palmer. “He throws passes that maybe only Skelton, or Kolb, could make. I’m not even sure that Hoyer or Lindley could do it.”.

  13. addict2sport says: Jun 6, 2013 9:54 PM

    What are the odds CP throws the same amount of TD passes to Fitz that he throws to opposing Defenses?

  14. skinsfan91 says: Jun 6, 2013 9:55 PM

    I think the league is better with Fitz and the Cards playing well. There playoff run and eventual super bowl game was one of the more entertaining post season happenings i’ve ever witnessed in the NFL.

  15. clownsfan says: Jun 6, 2013 9:59 PM

    Palmer is ridin’ the pine by Week 6. Book it.

  16. purplepunisher says: Jun 6, 2013 10:03 PM

    Sorry, Fitzgerald is better then megatron.

  17. MichaelWrites says: Jun 6, 2013 10:05 PM

    It’s not exactly the T.Ocho show, is it?

  18. bigdogbob says: Jun 6, 2013 10:07 PM

    Fitz is one of the best two receivers in the league. I can’t say he is better than Megatron because he just set the single season receiving record but I would take him second ahead of anyone else. I am a Titans fan but as a football fan I am excited to watch this duo. Palmer isn’t a hall of famer or anything but even mediocre QB performance is enough for Fitzgerald to take over games.

  19. 84sgl says: Jun 6, 2013 10:09 PM

    Physicality, unreal body control, not the fastest but maybe the most explosive out of a cut.. CJ is the man but What Fitzgerald has done with scrubs for the most part has been phenomenal. I’d personally pick him over CJ.. Not taking anything away from Megatron.

  20. Illogicalvoicedronesonandon says: Jun 6, 2013 10:22 PM

    Next year….Sanchez is the starter

  21. trollingforjustice says: Jun 6, 2013 10:22 PM

    that comment should make Ocho feel uncomfortable

  22. tinsk says: Jun 6, 2013 10:23 PM

    Carson will break your hearts with bone headed throws. In his DNA

  23. hannahsdaddy says: Jun 6, 2013 10:30 PM

    Poor poor Larry. You’ll soon learn.

  24. dennisatunity says: Jun 6, 2013 10:31 PM

    We don’t know if Fitzgerald is on Megatron’s level or not. In his most productive years–when he could have been fine-tuning his game–he had nothing but below average QBs to work with. He might have been on Megatron’s level, but we will never really know.

  25. dadsource says: Jun 6, 2013 10:35 PM

    Megatron can leap for a pass and go in front of people, has sticky hands, can get free….dang good for sure, but Fitz gets open more often, has great yards after the catch, a great stiffarm, blocks downfield, and still almost got 1000 yards with the circus they had last year. Unfortunately, both receivers would be less than average with the Jaguars last year……

  26. fiddytucker says: Jun 6, 2013 10:40 PM

    Go Big Red! “RISE UP RED SEA” !!!!

  27. myosin10 says: Jun 6, 2013 10:43 PM

    Fitz is Fantasy relevant again with Palmer at QB! He will probably be the top WR in fantasy this year.

  28. e5tolife says: Jun 6, 2013 10:47 PM

    Too bad fitz will be triple covered all season long.

  29. tjacks7 says: Jun 6, 2013 10:48 PM

    “I threw him a ball today that he and maybe Megatron catch. He’s maybe not one of a kind but one of two of a kind.”


    Hmm.. Sounds like one of those classic Carson Palmer throws that would have gone straight into the defenders hands and been returned for the pick 6.

  30. goldrush36 says: Jun 6, 2013 10:48 PM

    Fitz has put up good #’s with everything from the likes of pop warner – high school caliber QB’s and he has like 4 drops over the past 5 years… Only a couple seasons with a good QB. Call me when Calvin gets there… Helluva WR but didn’t he have a 5000 yd QB throwing to him and also like 9 dropped passes last year?

    – Niners fan

  31. ososrule says: Jun 6, 2013 10:53 PM


    Sorry, but you’re wrong. I don”t know what league you’re watching……B. Marshall, L. Fitzgerald and C. Johnson are ALL on the same level, they’re the top 3 WR’s in the NFL. A.J. Green and Julio Jones make a complete top 5.

  32. bgdabengal says: Jun 6, 2013 10:57 PM

    He’s to stubborn to mention AJ Green.

  33. socalraider909 says: Jun 6, 2013 10:59 PM

    A glimmer of hope? Yeah right I wouldn’t get my hopes up if I was a Cardinal fan he may put up the yards but there always comes a pick in the red zone

  34. samapoc says: Jun 6, 2013 11:00 PM

    I’m not a Cardinals fan and I cannot stand USC, but I hope Carson has a good year.

  35. boyshole25 says: Jun 6, 2013 11:08 PM

    Palmer will do well with an actual target to throw to for once in his career

  36. notaslappy says: Jun 6, 2013 11:09 PM

    Fitzgerald is a more skilled wr than Calvin…the difference is size and speed which Calvin has over everyone. Cannot go wrong with either guy…great players, even better people.

  37. mazblast says: Jun 6, 2013 11:13 PM

    Palmer may make some great throws in OTAs, but once there are opponents in his face, well, there are reasons why he’s known as “Pick Six Palmer”–and it’s not just the snappy alliteration.

  38. weekendatberniemadoffs says: Jun 6, 2013 11:21 PM

    Being a Panthers fan I have an obvious bias towards watching Steve Smith lineup every Sunday. I believe I’d pay to see him even if I weren’t a Carolina fan. His passion for the game is intense, but he brings it on the field. Fitzgerald, much like Steve, has had his bad share of qb’s tossing him the ball the past couple of seasons. In no way am I comparing the two, both are unbelievable in their own right. There still are fans around who believe Larry is still the best in the game. As hard as it is to admit, I am one of those fans.

  39. texansfan81 says: Jun 6, 2013 11:24 PM

    Sadly, he is forgetting about Andre Johnson

  40. sunsation3413 says: Jun 6, 2013 11:51 PM

    Hey walker…how many passes has Clavin Johnson caught in the Super Bowl? Fitz is a beast!

  41. tralfaz1127 says: Jun 6, 2013 11:51 PM

    If crybaby would have stayed at Cincy he would have been able to throw to the greatest WR in the league. No body will touch AJ when its all said and done.

  42. pooflingingmonkey says: Jun 6, 2013 11:54 PM

    I think Cardsfan has reason for optimism. It would take much for the Cards to be a much better team than they were last year.

  43. t3dstrik3r says: Jun 6, 2013 11:59 PM

    The proper editing for Fitzgerald’s comment would be, “He threw for 4,000 yards. In Oakland!!”

    Even the Arizona Cardinals joke about the Raiders.

  44. kgun80 says: Jun 7, 2013 12:02 AM

    These guys will be great fantasy players… But with their supporting cast and the division they play in they won’t win many games maybe 6

  45. justjoevideo says: Jun 7, 2013 12:18 AM

    Unfortunately the cards are in the same division as capernick and Wilson

  46. inreggiewetrust says: Jun 7, 2013 12:38 AM

    Carson Palmer 29th in QBR. Nuff said.

  47. noose18 says: Jun 7, 2013 1:02 AM

    With Palmer maybe he’s number three, possibly number 2, but it’s going to be tough for him to put up better numbers than Calvin or Marshall.

  48. thenightmancometh says: Jun 7, 2013 1:03 AM

    He had the opportunity to throw to AJ Green if he hadn’t quit on the team.

  49. hakk03 says: Jun 7, 2013 1:42 AM

    I love Fitz and ‘Tron, but I was spoiled as a child. Moss in his prime probably made said catch routinely and effortlessly.

    I wish Randy Moss would have had the work ethic of Jerry Rice.

  50. sportnorcal says: Jun 7, 2013 2:00 AM

    Wow, so you say Fitz is a great dude, incredible receiver and true professional?

    I suppose you are going to tell us the damn sky is blue next?

  51. pop562 says: Jun 7, 2013 2:01 AM

    Megatron and Fitz are like 1a and 1b. Megatron has stafford to help him put up big numbers while fitz had Warner 3 years ago and they put up good numbers. So if fitz had a great QB he can put up megatron number.

  52. joetoronto says: Jun 7, 2013 4:11 AM

    Fitz is as good as it gets, on and off the field.

  53. cavington says: Jun 7, 2013 4:23 AM

    In the back of my mind I think Fitzgerald is thinking… working with a washed up Palmer is the opposite of “awesome”. Palmer was washed up at the end of his tenure in Cincinatti, further proving it in Oakland and will end his career in a short and fleeting tenure in Arizona. Which is home to a very stacked division.

  54. bearsoxass says: Jun 7, 2013 4:29 AM

    Fitzgeralg > Calvin Johnson.

  55. easternshoresfinest says: Jun 7, 2013 5:24 AM

    That’s an awesome picture.

  56. borisbulldog says: Jun 7, 2013 6:27 AM

    Palmer needs to embrace the fact that USC QB’s blow in the NFL!!!

  57. TeamBalco says: Jun 7, 2013 7:08 AM

    NFC is gonna be wild.

  58. blazertop says: Jun 7, 2013 7:11 AM

    Countdown until some texans fans invade whining about AJ not being mentioned……

  59. raiderufan says: Jun 7, 2013 7:21 AM

    Larry Fitzgerald: Saver of Aging QB’s

    I hope it works out for Fitz. He’s starting to feel a little like the Tim Brown of this generation. Just imagine what he’d do with consistent QB play.

  60. Iknoweverything says: Jun 7, 2013 7:34 AM

    Carson Palmer = Quitter

  61. bengalsucker says: Jun 7, 2013 7:51 AM

    If he wasn’t a whiner and a quitter, he’d be working with a receiver who IS like Megatron. A.J. Green is the only receiver in the league you can compare to Megatron. Fitzgerald can’t sniff at Green or Johnson. I hope he goes down in flames in Arizona as well and then takes his ball and goes home again. Sissy.

  62. mydoglouie says: Jun 7, 2013 8:12 AM

    Hopefully this means good things for both players and the team.

    Fitz certainly deserves it

  63. daburgher says: Jun 7, 2013 8:20 AM

    id have to give megatron the slight edge over fitz, but definitely 2 of the best

  64. jjackwagon says: Jun 7, 2013 8:35 AM

    Walker you are right, Fitz isn’t on Megatron’s level. he would have to take a few steps down to be that low.
    Now concerning Palmer’s comments, I am sure he is glad to have someone like Fitz to throw to, considering what he has been throwing to the last few years.

  65. theryanfitztragics says: Jun 7, 2013 8:44 AM

    Palmer and Fitz are over valued in the NFL. And Cards fans calling themselves the #birdgang is so terrible its hilarious!

  66. phreakin says: Jun 7, 2013 8:45 AM

    “He’s got great touch on his intermediate passes”

    Uh oh. what about the deep omes Larry?

  67. ccjcsr says: Jun 7, 2013 9:09 AM

    Doesn’t Carson say something like this every year when he’s on a new team.

  68. spellingcops says: Jun 7, 2013 9:30 AM

    “…I’ve seen him do it. He threw for 4,000 yards in Oakland.”
    Nice Larry. Nice.

  69. wilsonwillbreaku says: Jun 7, 2013 12:19 PM

    Nice back-handed compliment Carson…that’s why your receivers always hate you…lol

  70. walkinginthewasteland says: Jun 7, 2013 4:10 PM

    Just as long as Larry knows what “going long” with Carson means…

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