Fitzgerald's Late Heroics Just Not Enough

This Sunday I watched what I believe to be the most heart-breaking game I have seen. There was so many jaw-dropping plays but the one that caught my attention and told me it would be game deciding was a 100 yard int-td return by James Harrison for the Steelers.

At least I thought it was game deciding until i saw Fitzgerald catch fire in the 4th quater of the game on his last td I thought ok this is done due to the fact the defense had stopped the Steelers the whole 4th quater, boy was I wrong Santonio Holmes ate the Cardinals defense alive on the game winning drive.

Here is a little peice of an article I grabbed from the NFL website telling Fitzgeralds stats and what he had to say after the game.

Fitzgerald caught six passes for 115 yards — in the fourth quarter — after having just one reception for 12 yards in the first three. He finished with 30 catches for 546 yards in four postseason games, shattering Jerry Rice’s NFL playoff record of 409 receiving yards in 1988. However, the numbers didn’t mean much to Fitzgerald.

“I just feel empty, to be honest with you,” Fitzgerald said, “kind of like all for nothing. You’ve just got to try to pick up the pieces and come back strong next season.”

His 64-yard scoring pass from Warner gave Arizona its only lead of the game.

Now as I end this post I want to bring up two issues that really made me tick last night. First off where was the booth review on the Warner, because to me that looked like his arm was obviously going foward on that play but no booth review happened ruining any shot the Cardinals had at Fitzgerald in the endzone which is in my opinion at 60% chance of a touchdown.

The second thing that ticked me off was when the NFL Defensive Player of The Year James Harrison who I would personally expect to show class and play a straight up ball game with maybe a minor argument, but no he showed his thug side when he held a Cardinals player down on the ground and started beating him with his fist. I must ask why he was not ejected from this game because we all know had this been a Cowboy player to do this he would have been ejected from the game,fined and got ragged by the media saying that it showed the cowboys have no discipline on their team. So I say this injustice towards the Cowboys in the NFL needs to stop NOW!

Roger Goodell I pray to you to do what is right and fine James Harrison for this uncalled for act of brutatilty on our sacred grounds in the NFL.

Feel free to comment and let me know what you thing about these issues I brought up or anything you would like me to write about in the near future.

Comments
  1. Raina

    Josh I missed that! Sure haven’t heard anything about it. You are right if it was a cowboy player I would know all about it!

  2. Amen to that dude! As soon as the game was over I started blogging about that very same thing. In my opinion, Harrison shouldn’t get to keep his defensive player of the year award after crap like that. Not only were his stats not as Good as DeMarcus Ware’s, but he exhibited a level of low-class that I hadn’t seen in football since the Philly fans booed when Irvin broke his neck.
    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again … blowing the Refs before the game sure paid off, didn’t it?

  3. Cowboy Bill

    You know I was all set to eat some crow and give Harrison his due after his 99 yard INT return(I still say he went 99 yards and did NOT SCORE) and then the assault happened. And that is exactly what it was.
    As far as I’m concerned they stole this Super Bowl just like they stole the one against Seattle. Yet everybody wants to talk about how classy the Steelers organization is. What a load.

  4. Josh Bradley

    CowboysNation your right it did pay “off” for them again….and Cowboy Bill i agree it was about 99 yds but i was going with official stats and yes i agree about the classy issue that is a load..James Harrison showed it in the SB the player that fought with the cardinals sideline after late hitting breaston i belive and then through out this entire season Hines Wards “Dirty Hits” clean blocks as the NFL “got blown” refs see them