The Seattle Seahawks defeated the Arizona Cardinals last weekend. Larry Fitzgerald impressed head coach Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll. It certainly wasn’t his two catches for 17 yards that impressed him, but it was two big hits instead.
“I sent in two plays that Larry had, plays that jumped off the game film,” Carroll said, via Terry Blount of ESPN.com. “I said something to Larry after the game [a 34-22 Seattle victory on Oct. 17] about those two decisions, perfectly illustrating the new mentality and the right mentality. With an iconic guy like that, I just thought it was really powerful. . . .
“It’s still a big hit. But it could have been a colossal collision had he taken full advantage of the opportunity, and he didn’t. His poise and his character demonstrated that he understands. That’s really cool stuff and that’s where the league is going. We can do this.”
Carroll sent in the video not to complain, but to point out some text book hits. The victims of Fitzgerald’s hit were cornerback Richard Sherman and Walter Thurmond.