TEMPE, AZ - JUNE 13: Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald #11 of the Arizona Cardinals practices in the minicamp at the team's training center facility on June 13, 2012 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Larry Fitzgerald is one of the best wide receivers in the NFL, if not the best. We all know that. His ability to use his speed and size make him great. But it is his route running and moves off the line of scrimmage that set him apart.
He was at the ESPN studios recently talking to some of the anchors and analysts about the upcoming season. The best part was, he had a miniature training session outside with another former great wide receiver, Cris Carter. Check out what Fitz wants us all to see regarding his technique and what we can learn from him after the jump.
Here's the video via ESPN:
Pretty cool, huh?
In the video, Fitz mentions that the type of corners he never really liked playing early on in his career were the ones that liked to play off the line of scrimmage and were good at reading plays. If they were physical, he could always outdo them in that department.
All of the techniques he uses to get him open are quite impressive. Personally, I love his dart move that disallows opposing cornerbacks to put their hands on him. If they do, they are probably going to have to grab his face mask, which will draw a penalty.
These are the types of videos fans love to see, as it allows them to get a better perspective as to what makes their favorite players great. Now, we can all look forward to watching him do it in real time on the field this season.