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Larry Fitzgerald Sr. Rips Early Doucet for Drops, Says He Should Have Worked Harder During the Lockout

For such a quiet and seemingly humble NFL superstar, Larry Fitzgerald sure does have some loudmouthed — or free-fingered — family members. With their various injuries to key players, 2011 has turned into an up-and-down year for the Cardinals. One player you could make a case for as someone who has stepped up is Early Doucet, who has more than doubled his output from last season with 682 yards receiving and five touchdowns. However, Larry Fitzgerald’s father, Larry Fitzgerald Sr., sees Doucet as one of the main issues with Arizona’s offense.

“Early Doucet bombed this year he drops to many passes not a dependable No.2,” Fitzgerald Sr. wrote on Twitter Monday. “Needs to work harder at his job. He dropped 5 TDs this year.”

When contacted by ESPN later in the day, Fitzgerald Sr. tried to clarify his comments by further blasting the fourth-year receiver.

“I just know that Larry invited him to come and work out with him this summer and some guys take initiative and do it, some guys don’t,” he explained. “But with the lockout, I thought he would have worked on it a little harder. That is me. People criticize me because they think I talk too much. That is just how I see it.

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