Larry Fitzgerald is mum on Cardinals QB competition and more in NFL Daily Digest.
Neutral Like Sweden: Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald is one of the hardest working guys in the business and he is also one of the most assertive.
His team is going through an identity crisis at the gunslinger position and it could go either way between John Skelton and the consistently injured Kevin Kolb.
When asked during a radio interview with Arizona’s KTAR about who’s currently in the lead, Fitz differed to the coaching staff.
“That’s really a question that Coach Whisenhunt can probably answer. [QB Coach] John McNulty can answer [that] better. I really just try to stay out of it as much as I possibly can. Just try to make my plays and do what I am coached to do and be responsible for that. The cream rises to the top. I know by Week 1 when we go out there we’ll have our guy. We’ll be supportive of that person.”
While it would be nice to Fitz offer an opinion, on the flipside, it’s good to see a guy that knows how to act like a professional.
I’m sure he’s also painfully aware of the fact that his vote could very easily end up being a “swing vote.”
Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems: Richard Hurd, the former Baylor basketball player that allegedly tried to blackmail/extort money out of Redskins QB Robert Griffin III was released this afternoon from jail on $25,000 bond.
Hurd was arrested last Friday after he was snatched up in Waco, Texas after an FBI agent witnessed him sign a non-disclosure agreement and hand over some sort of damaging information to what reports are claiming is Ben Dogra, Griffin’s agent.
“Hurd communicated that he had derogatory information on a client of B.D., and that he intended to release that information to the media to damage or injure the reputation of B.D.’s client unless the client paid Hurd a substantial sum of money,” states an affidavit that was unsealed today.
Lord only knows what Hurd feels that he has on RG3 but it reportedly isn’t very substantial. As comedian Dave Chappelle would say this is another case of when keeping it real goes wrong.
Legend Of Troy Former 49ers QB Troy Smith has always been something of an enigma. During his time with the 49ers, he was locked in a back-and-forth battle for control of the team with Alex Smith.
During which, he actually by many accounts more times than not, outplayed Smith. I always took his dismissal from that group as a Mike Singletary casualty.
He was visibly coach Singletary’s guy, so as he went so did his QB of choice.
When he signed on with the Steelers he seemed to be a shoe-in to take a job from either Charlie Batch or Byron Leftwich.
You’ll never guess what? It didn’t happen, so either something else is amiss in Steel City or Troy Smith has lost his mojo.
After losing this dance, he might not be heard from again in the NFL. That’s too bad as when he showed up, he could ball.
Quickly: Giants WR Hakeem Nicks plans on returning from his foot injury when training camp opens. Bears RB Matt Forte followed-up his positive spin on his contract situation with another set of comments stating that he may hold out of camp. I give up on that one. Adam “Pac Man” Jones is said to have delivered a very heartfelt speech at the NFL Rookie Symposium on how to avoid the mistakes that he made.