PHOENIX, AZ – Former pro bowl WR Larry Fitzgerald, having spent the past several NFL seasons catching passes from Kevin Kolb, John Skelton, Ryan Lindley, Brian Hoyer, Richard Bartel, Derek Anderson, Max Hall, and Matt Leinart, is reportedly struggling to adapt to the well thrown, accurate passes of new Cardinals QB Carson Palmer.
“Unfortunately, Larry’s really having a hard time adjusting to Carson’s specific style of passing,” said Arizona coach Bruce Arians. “By which I mean, the style where the ball is thrown with precision and velocity, and hits him directly in the hands. After three straight seasons of diving, reaching, stretching, bending, and contorting his body to catch all the inaccurate balls thrown his way, he just doesn’t know what to do with passes that hit him square in the numbers.”
“It’s definitely been a tough transition for him,” confirmed OT Levi Brown. “Years of constant repetition catching wobbly, underthrown balls have left him without the muscle memory to play with a superstar QB like Carson Palmer.”
Brown paused a moment, then added, “Well, superstar compared to what he had, anyway.”