Fitzgerald playing well; Cardinals force turnovers

Scott Hanson

Player correspondent Keith Brooking is really impressed with the Cardinals’ strategy of moving WR Larry Fitzgerald around before the snap. If you leave him out wide (where he usual lines up when Anquan Boldin plays), then it’s easier to roll a coverage to him or straight up double him.

The movement has allowed Fitzgerald to get good releases off the line and has consistently put him in the “honey holes” (Keith’s term) in between defenders, where a red-hot Warner has been dropping in passes all night.

Arizona is plus-3 in turnovers at halftime. Keith relates to me how Falcons coach Mike Smith would start every Wednesday team meeting with the odds of winning a game when you decisively win the turnover battle. Keith remembers plus-3 being a “win” well over 90 percent of the time.

– Scott Hanson is reporting from Charlotte, N.C.

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