Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald has played the same receiver for years.
This year, he’ll play all three.
“If you want a hundred balls, move around,” coach Bruce Arians recently told the Associated Press. “If they know where you’re at, it’s easy to take you out of the game.”
Of course, that means taking Fitzgerald out of his comfort zone.
“I think as a human being you’re a bit of a creature of habit,” Fitzgerald said. “I’ve played the same position since I was in junior high school. I’ve never had to really move around and you know I’ve gotten good at it. So I think we all resist change to a certain degree, especially if you’ve had a little bit of success. But as I’ve gone through the offseason workouts, I’ve definitely become more receptive of it.”
Arians persuaded Colts receiver Reggie Wayne to do it last year in Indy.
“I think Reggie bought in right away last year,” Arians said. “Fitz is buying in now, and it’s hard because when you’re a veteran of your stature, you don’t like making mistakes, you get embarrassed.”
If anyone is willing to swallow his pride, it’s a guy who is chasing true greatness. And if anyone can make the adjustment quickly, it’s Fitzgerald.