Found September 12, 2012 on thepigskinreport.com:
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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is at it again. The Patriots coach is doing his usual pre-game ritual of praising his opponents through an extraordinary amount of praise. His target this time? Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. Belichick is famous fro talking up his opponent leading up to the team’s next game, only to then go out and rip them apart on the field. Belichick is great at telling everyone how talented the Patriots’ next opponent is to get the media to focus more on them, and then he leads New England on to what more often than not turns out to be a blowout. With Arizona traveling to Gillette Stadium this Sunday, this should be no different. But it is not stopping Belichick from hyping up Fitzgerald, who he says is one of the best the NFL has ever seen take the field. “[Fitzgerald] does everything well. He’s a great receiver. He’ll go down as one of the all-time greats. He might end up as the best one ever, I don’t know,” Belichick said in a ...
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