Fitzgerald learning to play 3 spots in new offense
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- In his record-breaking decade in the NFL, Larry Fitzgerald has grown comfortable in one position.
Now new Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians has Fitzgerald on the move, learning to play all three wide receiver spots.
Fitzgerald says after having some success it's hard to shake his familiar role, but he's working to do just what Arians wants.
''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 said it's a simple concept. Moving his star receiver around will make it much harder for defenses to zero in on him with double coverage.
''If you want a hundred balls, move around,'' Arians said. ''If they know where you're at, it's easy to take you out of the game.''
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I think the QB's killed Fitz last year. This year Carson should be much more effective at getting him the ball. I can see a rebound year where he puts up numbers in the range of 2010-2011. They should be better at every single position in the offense this year which will give him many more opportunities to produce.