Fitz Sr. rips Doucet via Twitter

Dec 26, 2011, 5:34 PM | Updated: 6:24 pm

The Arizona Cardinals had an afternoon worth of
frustration Saturday in a 23-16 loss to the Cincinnati
Bengals that eliminated them from playoff contention.

The most frustrating play came late in the fourth quarter
on a fourth down and 5 from the Cincinnati 17-yard line.
The Cardinals were trailing by 7 points when John Skelton
flung a pass in the end zone to a wide-open Early Doucet.
If Doucet comes down with the ball, the Cardinals are one
point away from tying the game and likely sending it to

Instead, Doucet tripped while back-pedaling and fell. The
ball landed incomplete and the Cardinals squandered a
golden opportunity.

It’s bad enough that Doucet’s play killed an improbable
Cardinals’ rally, but on Monday he got criticized by one
of his own teammate’s father.

Larry Fitzgerald Sr., a Twin Cities-Based sports writer,
took to Twitter on Monday morning and let loose on Doucet,
and the year he’s had to this point.

Doucet bombed this year he drops to many
passes not a dependable No.2. Needs 2 work harder at his
job. He dropped 5 TDs this year.


Fitzgerald later did offer
an explanation to Mike Sando
, who pens the NFC West
blog for

Doucet ranks 2nd on the team with 53 catches and 5
touchdowns. He’s also among the league leaders in third
down receptions that have netted first downs with 15,
which ties him for 12th in the league in that category.

Arizona Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury, right, and Byron Murphy Jr. (7) celebrate after an NFL foo...
Wills Rice’s Patra ranks Cardinals’ cornerbacks among weakest rooms in league

The Cardinals enter training camp with a few question marks personnel-wise on the defensive side of the ball, especially at cornerback.
22 hours ago
Nick Scott #33 of the Los Angeles Rams tackles Zach Ertz #86 of the Arizona Cardinals after a recep...
Sam Graveline

PFF: Tight end shaping up to be biggest position battle for Arizona Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals head into training camp expecting to have healthy competition at a handful of positions, including at tight end.
2 days ago
Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals celebrates with fans after beating the Houston Texans 31-5...
Arizona Sports

Cardinals Corner: The timeframe of Kyler Murray’s contract extension

We haven't heard much lately when it comes down to Cardinals QB Kyler Murray and a contract extension. When will a new deal get done?
2 days ago
Markus Golden #44 of the Arizona Cardinals reacts to a defensive play during the first half against...
Nikash Nath

Cardinals LB Markus Golden among players with best team-friendly deals

Arizona Cardinals LB Markus Golden's contract cracked PFF analyst Brad Spielberger's top team-friendly deals ranking.
2 days ago
Arizona Cardinals' Kyler Murray (1) participates during the team's NFL football practice, Wednesday...
Nikash Nath

Cardinals’ Kyler Murray among top 5 QBs in multiple PFF passing metrics

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray's accuracy was on point in 2021, especially when looking at deep throws.
5 days ago
Arizona Cardinals linebacker Isaiah Simmons #9 during the NFL game between the Arizona Cardinals an...
Nikash Nath

PFF’s Renner: Cardinals’ Isaiah Simmons a breakout candidate in Year 3

Cardinals' inside linebacker Isaiah Simmons was named a potential year three breakout candidate by PFF's Michael Renner.
4 days ago