Quick, what’s the difference between Terrell Owens complaining and Larry Fitzgerald complaining? Answer: T.O. does it publicly and blames the coaches and/or the quarterback while Fitzgerald apparently says it privately to his family. Pro Football Talk explained that Larry’s brother, Marcus Fitzgerald, was tweeting about the Cardinals game on Sunday, saying he was upset his brother didn’t get thrown the ball more against the Jaguars. According to tweleted, here are the exact tweets before Marcus deleted them, realizing he screwed up:
Kurt warner needs 2 stop bein a scary ass & throw the ball deep 2 my brother!damn this is annoying 2 watch!he throws 2 the rb’s 2 damn much! – Sun, 20 Sep 2009 18:44:43
kurt warner plays like a damn 80 year old! my brother just texted me during halftime pissed off – Sun, 20 Sep 2009 18:48:37
Just got off the phone with my brother.he’s happy about the win. But PISSED he didnt get the ball thrown 2 him much! – Sun, 20 Sep 2009 21:36:11
Larry’s probably about ready to strangle his brother now for making those comments public consider this might alter people’s perception that Larry is a cleancut, team-first guy, not to mention ruffle some feathers in the locker room. Here’s the thing: the Jags clearly decided they weren’t going to let Fitz beat them and they gave him plenty of defensive attention. Warner obviously took what he was given and threw mostly short passes to rack up a 24/26 record-setting day. I can understand why Fitzgerald was pissed even though they won. He’s already proven that he can beat extra coverage and he probably doesn’t want another Super Bowl where they don’t get the ball to him until the very end. The thing is Larry’s smart enough to not pout on the field or make his comments to the media. That’s the way matters should be handled. For the record, Fitzgerald had 4 catches for 34 yards and a touchdown.