Bartell Prepares for Cardinals
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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.”

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