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Robey-Coleman prepped to cover a “legend”

Posted by Chris Brown on September 24, 2016 – 3:07 pm

Nickell Robey-Coleman has had his share of challenging matchups, but Arizona slot receiver and future Hall of Famer Larry Fitzgerald might be the biggest assignment of his career. For Robey-Coleman, who has great respect for the history of the game, it won’t be easy for him to block out the caliber of player he’s covering and just play ball.

“It’ll be hard to say that I’m not excited to play against a legend. This is history,” Robey-Coleman told “I grew up watching this guy make big plays so to come out here on a big platform this Sunday and play against a premier receiver… all their receivers are good though. Nothing against their receivers, but Fitz, I’m going to be so excited to match up against him and to see what I’ve got as a defensive player and show where I’m really at.”

When asked how he intends to keep his head, Robey-Coleman insists he’ll be locked in with a specific mindset.

“Basically it’s about having the mentality that I want to dominate him,” he said. “I want to make him look bad in front of everybody. Let me have that chance to compete against one of the best players in the NFL. I want a chance to show the world what Nickell Robey-Coleman can do in a one-on-one matchup.

“Is it going to be easy? Not at all. It’s going to be tough and physical. He’s a big guy. Everybody is going to be getting a piece of Fitzgerald Sunday. A couple of our guys will probably see him.”

Arizona does move Fitzgerald around a good deal to create favorable matchups and keep defenses from easily keying on him. Through the first two games Fitzgerald has twice as many receptions as any other receiver on the Cardinals roster.

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