Observation deck: Fitzgerald getting scary good

As good as Larry Fitzgerald has been, he's going to be even better this year, writes John Clayton.

Originally Published: August 9, 2007
By John Clayton |
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Five observations from Arizona Cardinals training camp, gleaned from the team's practices:

1. Best is yet to come for Fitzgerald
The most noticeably improved player on the team is Larry Fitzgerald, and that's scary. Fitzgerald is one of the most physically-imposing receivers in the league. He's 6-foot-3, 226 pounds and can make acrobatic catches that defy gravity. This is his fourth season, and clearly it's going to be his best. He worked harder on refining his route running and improved his release at the line of scrimmage. Lining up opposite Anquan Boldin is a big help for Fitzgerald; Boldin, a Pro Bowler, is one of the hardest-working receivers in the league. Fitzgerald, who turns 24 at the end of the month, got by on using his pure athletic skills during his first three years. Now, he wants to master the receiving position, and he's winning the battle.

John Clayton

NFL senior writer