Bartell Prepares for Cardinals
(Getty Images)

Posted Dec 3, 2008


Rams corner back Ron Bartell talked Wednesday about comparing Cardinals receivers Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald, on if the team can take anything out of last week's loss to Miami, and on if Kurt Warner could be MVP.

CB Ron Bartell
December 3, 2008

(On comparing Cardinals receivers Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald)
“(Anquan) Boldin is a 6’1” 225-pound running back that can catch the football. (Larry) Fitzgerald is a deep-ball guy who can go over the top of you and embarrass you. Both of them can embarrass you. They compliment each other so well. I think, hands down, they are the best two in the league right now if you add in Kurt Warner the way he is playing right now. It just makes it a tough matchup. Like I said, it’s hard to keep them from catching the ball because of the way they use them, so you just have to limit the amount of yards they get after the catch.”

(On if having a chance to clinch the division will be an added incentive for the Cardinals)
“I don’t know if it gives them more incentive. I think they’ve clinch the division no matter what happens. I think everybody has an incentive to play. I have an incentive to play just like everybody else in this locker room. When you’re 2-10, your job is on the line so you definitely have an incentive to play, but their perspective, I can see how they are looking at it too. If they want to clinch, they want to do it against us. Hopefully, we go out there and don’t let it happen.”

(On if the team can take anything out of last week’s loss to Miami)
“That we played together for the first time in a long time. Guys were where they were supposed to be, hustled, tackled. You never want to take too much out of a loss, but when you look at it all and all, I think we play pretty decent as a defense compared to how we played the last couple of games, so if we can take that and improve, I think we’ll be alright.”

(On if Cardinals QB Kurt Warner could be the MVP)
“If he is, hopefully he doesn’t clinch it against us. If they keep doing what they’ve been doing, why not? He’s played great.”



Related Stories
Draft Projected to Start at Middle Linebacker
 -by GridIronGateway.com  Dec 3, 2008
Bulger: No Excuses for Poor Play
 -by GridIronGateway.com  Dec 3, 2008
Haslett Prepares for Arizona
 -by GridIronGateway.com  Dec 3, 2008

PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION INCLUDES
> Members-only Forums
> Insider Information
> Free Agency &
   Draft News
> Expert Chats

Sign Up Today!

Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from GridIronGateway.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
CB Ronald Bartell Jr. (profile)
[View My HotList]
Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Football > Central Michigan > Alumni
Football > Renaissance HS > Alumni
Football > St. Louis
[View My HotList]