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Arizona Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald Still Misses Kurt Warner

July 19th, 2013 at 6:15 AM
By Steve Smith

'Booooo Cardinals' photo (c) 2010, Matt McGee - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has played with some mediocre quarterbacks since Kurt Warner retired three and a half years ago. Warner led the Red Birds to Super Bowl XLIII and Fitzgerald really cherished the time he spent playing with him. 

He still misses him.

“I was fortunate to have Kurt for so many years,” Fitzgerald told nbcsports.com. “He taught me so much not only as a football player but as a man. I truly value the relationship that he’s allowed me to have with him. I miss him dearly but he’s got his nice cushy chair at NFL [Network] studios now and he’s having a good time. But I learned a lot. I’ve taken all the lessons I’ve learned from him throughout the years, and try to implement it in my game still to this day.”

The University of Pittsburgh product now has veteran Carson Palmer as his new signal-caller. Palmer has tossed 189 touchdown passes in his NFL career and Fitzgerald is very happy to have him leading Bruce Arians' offense in the desert.

“He’s demanding, he holds everybody accountable; he has great leadership ability, he has a really even-keeled disposition but he really cares,” Fitzgerald said of Palmer to nbcsports.com. “He’s passionate about it, he wants to be good and that attitude is infectious among our group. It’s great to have that leader in our huddle and all of the guys are chomping at the bit to catch some passes from him this season.”

That certainly sounds like a formula for success.

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