I guess this is what happens when you are at the top of your game — or maybe why you are at the top of your game — but wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald admitted that, yes, he indeed is overweight.
“A couple of pounds” is what he said he needed to lose, although it’s tough to tell. He’s a far cry from the guy whose body was overhauled when strength and conditioning coach John Lott first arrived.
“I am a little heavy,” Fitzgerald said. “I have to get back into football shape before I can start telling guys what to do.”
The subject came up when Fitz was asked what advice and/or tutelage he was giving No. 1 draft pick Michael Floyd. Floyd is staying at Fitz’s house for now — although Fitz said he “could not deny nor confirm” that to be the case — and when Fitz was asked about Floyd’s potential impact, he dug up a time “many moons ago” when he was a ballboy for the 1998 Vikings.
“They had Jake Reed and Cris Carter and Robert Smith and they drafted Randy Moss and he was the difference the league had never seen before,” Fitzgerald said. “(To) get a talented player on the offensive side of the ball that can produce like (Floyd) can, it’s going to be a tremendous asset.”
Not that Fitz is saying Floyd will be Moss-incarnate. Floyd doesn’t have anywhere that type of speed. But Floyd could help the offense, especially if he follows the lead of Fitz who is already watching his weight.
Tags: John Lott, Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd
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