49ers star Nick Bosa admits Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald got in his head
Even with the Arizona Cardinals falling to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 11, Larry Fitzgerald made the highlight reel with an impressive block on Nick Bosa. When speaking about the play, Bosa admits that Fitzgerald got in his head.
“He’s always saying something,” Bosa said. “It’s not like mean or vicious in any way. It’s kind of friendly but it’s to get in your head. After that (block), he ran up to me and said, ‘Sorry, man, I’ve got to slow you down somehow.’ I was like ‘Well, (expletive), you did.’”
This season, Bosa has displayed a knack for getting to the quarterback as a rookie out of Ohio State. Bosa has totaled seven sacks, 13 tackles for loss, 15 hits on the quarterback, and two takeaways.
However, on Sunday, Fitzgerald wasn’t going to allow Bosa to get to Kyler Murray. During the play, Fitzgerald lined up in the slot right next to where San Francisco’s rookie pass rusher was.
After the ball was snapped, the veteran wideout chipped Bosa before running his route and put the rookie on his back. Despite making a devastating block, it seems like Fitzgerald handled the situation with class still.
Most players would probably begin talking trash after making a remarkable block on a defender. But not Fitzgerald, he will knock you down to the ground and do it with a smile on his face.
Over his entire 16-year career, Fitzgerald has remained a player that is an absolute role-model with how he carries himself. His humble behavior, coupled with his statistics, is why Fitzgerald will be on his way to Canton when his career comes to a close.