Just last week, Larry Fitzgerald amazed us with a one-handed Willie Mays-style catch he made against the Oakland Raiders. As fans of the Arizona Cardinals, we have grown accustomed to these types of catches. But Friday night in the first quarter of the preseason game against the Green Bay Packers, he seemingly one-upped himself.
The catch was more difficult that the one he hauled in in Oakland. He had to dive to his right and extend himself parallel to the ground just to be in position to maybe get his hands on the ball.
Notice that the left hand is under him. He fully extended his right arm and was able to scoop and cradle the ball while in midair. Then he had the presence of mind to cradle it and get his arm under it so it didn't ever touch the ground.
The catch provoked a few witty tweets. Here is Kent Somers:
Fitz mis making these kinds of catches daily -- practices, games, probably in the cafeteria.
Hello, Cardinals? Eugene Parker here. Price for my client, Larry, keeps going up.
Here is one from Scott Howard over at SB Nation Arizona.
Larry Fitzgerald would like to take this opportunity to remind you that he's better at catching a football than any other human #Cards
Former teammate Steve Breaston even chimed in:
At this point, I would not be surprised. He'll figure out some way to do it without his hands.