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September 05, 2011
Larry Fitzgerald
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September 05, 2011

Just My Type

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LF: Not at all. I think fantasy football is great for the game of football. As a player it's a little annoying because anywhere you go, all people want to do is talk fantasy football. You'll be on the road, and they're like, We hate you, Fitz, but can you score three touchdowns for us because we need to score some points in fantasy football. It's just a little weird.

DP: You got quarterback money. Is it fair to pay receivers or running backs as much as quarterbacks?

LF: I don't know if you can do that. Quarterbacks touch the ball every snap. They're the leaders of your team. Every other position is valuable, but quarterbacks are quarterbacks.

DP: So QBs do deserve more than other positions?

LF: You look at Tom Brady and Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers, and guys that are at the top of their game right now. Those guys are special. You take them away from their team, and who knows what will happen?

DP: What do you think of the league moving kickoffs up five yards?

LF: I know it's going to affect a lot of teams. Think of the Browns and the Bears—teams that have such great special teams. But when 30 percent of injuries happen on special teams, we can take those serious injuries out of the game. It's better for the longevity of the players. The more guys we can keep healthy, the better for the game.

DP: Why not just put the ball on the 20 and abolish the kickoff altogether?

LF: No, I don't think we should get rid of it. It takes away some plays, but it still gives a team the opportunity to return the ball if the kicker doesn't kick it out of the back of the end zone.

DP: What quarterback have you always wanted to catch a pass from?

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