Found September 13, 2012 on Fox Sports Arizona:
By The Patriots rolled in Week 1 against the Titans, and as they return home for Week 2, they find themselves double-digit favorites against the Cardinals. Bill Belichick and his coaching staff won't be taking the Cardinals lightly, of course, especially when charged with game-planning to attempt to slow wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. Belichick loves to play up his opponents, but there's no doubt that his praise of Fitzgerald is legitimate. Even so, the Patriots head coach had some very lofty praise for the wideout. "He's a great, great receiver, will go down as one of the all-time greats and might end up being the best ever -- I don't know," Belichick said. "He has size, quickness, ability to separate and gets open, exceptional hands. He's good short, deep, with the ball in his hands after the catch; strong, very smart, sets up his routes well." Belichick isn't the first and certainly won't be the last to praise F...

Introducing Bill Belichick: The College Graduate

Belichick The Scholar A.B. When I found Belichick’s high school senior picture last year, I couldn’t help but laugh. The Lloyd Christmas hair was just too much. But being a fellow I-comb-over-my-hair-because-its-straight-as-an-arrow club member, I can’t hate on Bill’s college portrait here. And in case you were wondering about the quote: Abraham Cowley, The Vote (excerpt...

Belichick gives Fitzgerald big love?

The New England Patriots rolled in Week 1 against the Tennessee Titans, and as they return home for Week 2, they find themselves double-digit favorites against the Arizona Cardinals. Bill Belichick and his coaching staff won't be taking the Cardinals lightly, of course, especially when charged with game-planning to attempt to slow Arizona wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. Belichick...

Arizona's Fitzgerald to conduct Phoenix Symphony

Larry Fitzgerald, world traveler and star wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals, is adding another line to his resume. Next Thursday, he will be the conductor for the performance of the national anthem on opening night for the Phoenix Symphony. Fitzgerald tweeted on Thursday that he was going to be conducting the symphony and asked ''Anybody have any tips for me?'...

Bill Belichick: Larry Fitzgerald “might end up being the best ever”

  Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Bill Belichick said Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald will end up as one of the best ever (Credit: AP Photo) Bill Belichick is a pretty good assessor of talent. It seems as though each April analysts clamor over the New England Patriots draft. Oh and of course there is that guy named Tom Brady that Belichick helped to draft. So when Belichick...

Larry Fitzgerald: Best wide receiver ever?

Even when his larynx is producing sounds and his lips are moving to form those sounds into words and his left temporal lobe is stringing those words together to create whole sentences, Bill Belichick rarely actually says anything. And that's why, on the rare occasions in which the cliché-dispensing New England Patriots head coach breaks from the status quo and offers something...

Culture clash: Fitz to trade pads for baton

TEMPE, Ariz. -- If the Cardinals are looking for a new marketing campaign, they might consider a spoof on the immensely popular Dos Equis campaign: The Most Interesting Man in the World. They could cast wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald in the lead role and call it: The Most Interesting Man in the NFL. You already know Fitz as one of the NFLs greatest receivers. You already know about...

Bill Belichick: Larry Fitzgerald might end up being the best receiver of all time

One of Bill Belichick’s favorite hobbies is praising his opponent during the week leading up to a game. Belichick never wants the Patriots to take the opposition too lightly, so he floods the enemy with compliments and fills the newspapers with flattering quotes about them. On Thursday, the subject of his praise was Larry Fitzgerald. “He’s a great, great receiver, will go down...

Bill Belichick reluctant to ‘atta boy’ Tom Brady for all those wins

There may not be a more boring interview than Bill Belichick. Boston reporters have tried for years to get a soundbite out of the New England Patriots head coach, but they have come up with zilch. Belichick hates having to speak with the media, and usually never sits down with interviewers from another city. But [...]

Larry Fitzgerald is going to conduct the Phoenix Symphony

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald will conduct the National Anthem on Sept. 20 for the Phoenix Symphony, according to "I'm definitely going to go out there and give it my best shot," Fitzgerald said. "I've been watching YouTube videos of conductors late into the night to see what they actually do. I don't want to make a fool...

Arizona Cardinals Look to Break Series Tie Sunday Against New England

As the 1-0 Arizona Cardinals get set to fly east to take on the 1-0 New England Patriots on Sunday, let’s take a look at some interesting notes in their all-time series: 1) The overall series is tied up at 6-6. 2) The Patriots have won the last five contests. 3) The last time the two teams met was on a snowy day in Foxboro in Dec. 2008. This is one the Red Birds would like to forget...

Bill Russell Admires Bill Belichick's Coaching Philosophy to 'Win With What You Have'

Bill Russell and Bill Belichick are two of the region's greatest winners, and at least one of those champions has great respect for the other. At the conclusion of an extended interview with, Russell was asked which coaches he admires today. The question was posed in the context of asking about NBA coaches, with Russell's longtime coach Red Auerbach as an example...

Patriots look to build on win over Tennessee

Bill Belichick got one of his answers he was looking for in the Titans game. He found out that his defense can shut down a premier running back with speed cold in his tracks. Against Arizona this weekend, the question will be whether they can they shut down an elite receiver in Larry Fitzgerald. Starting quarterback John Skelton has an ankle sprain, so Kevin Kolb will be the guy...
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