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Fitzgerald Hopes Favre Doesn’t Return, Leaves Saints Out of NFC Discussion

A lot of the time when players give interviews, they aren’t thinking clearly and say some things they might regret.  Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald talked with the Minneapolis Star Tribune recently but it’s what he didn’t say to them that’s newsworthy. Check out his recent comments regarding Brett Favre’s importance to the Minnesota Vikings and which teams are to be feared in the NFC, via Pro Football Talk.

“Honestly, if he didn’t come back I wouldn’t mind,” Fitzgerald said, per Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.  “You look at the NFC right now, you think of the Cowboys, you think of the Green Bay Packers, you think of the Minnesota Vikings. Those are the three juggernauts in our conference and if Brett wasn’t back I don’t know.”

When talking about the NFC “juggernauts” this upcoming season, Fitzgerald left out a pretty big one — the team that knocked his Cardinals out of the playoffs last season.  I’m going to go ahead and assume, or hope, that the Saints simply slipped Fitzgerald’s mind as he was being asked about Favre.  However, it’s kind of tough to forget the Super Bowl champs, so as an NFC player, he’d do well to keep them fresh on his mind headed into the upcoming season.  After all, they’ve earned the right to be called “the team to beat” until further notice.

Source:
Larry Fitzgerald hopes Brett Favre retires, disses the Saints [Pro Football Talk]
Fitzgerald wouldn’t mind if Favre hangs it up [Star Tribune]


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  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    I’d like to give Fitz the benefit of the doubt, but it’s pretty hard not to think of the Saints when talking about the best teams in the NFC. I have to believe there was some intent behind it.

  • Jon

    Come on, you so-called experts who preach at those WHO DO by those WHO DON’T from the safety of the sidelines. Fitz is entitled to his own opinions just as you would defend your right to your own. BTW, who did grant you the powers and the rights to tell Fitz what he ought to have said? Stick to your own opinions for yourselves; you have a hard enough time trying to be correct on your own without bagging on someone whose sports IQ and sports cred far exceeds any you can hope and dream to have.