If you’re wondering about whether the Cardinals are loose heading into their first playoff game since the 2009 season, this is how Larry Fitzgerald opened his media session as everyone crowded around his locker today:
Q: It’s been a long time, how does it feel to be back in the playoffs?
Fitz: “Thank you.”
Q: How do you feel?
Fitz: “I appreciate it. Thank you very much.”
By then, it drew laughs. It echoed the postgame comments Seattle’s Marshawn Lynch gave reporters after the Seahawks played the Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. No firestorm here, though. (I’m sure he’s learned through the years from Cards’ VP of media relations Mark Dalton, with whom Fitz is pictured below.) Fitz couldn’t keep it up. Before there was too long of a pause, Fitzgerald interrupted with a “no, no, no” and proceeded to answer questions normally. Most of the time. A few questions and legit answers later came this:
Q: You guys are the underdogs again. You expect anything less than that now?
Fitz: “Thank you,” bringing out the laughter of everyone around.
“Ah,” Fitz said, “I’m just messing with you, man.”
He then answered the question, like he always does, in polished, Fitz-like fashion.
— Larry Fitzgerald (@LarryFitzgerald) January 1, 2015
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