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09/10/2014 10:50 am ET Updated Sep 10, 2014

NFL Star's Father Wasn't Happy With His Son Not Getting The Ball

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Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald only had one catch and was targeted four times in his team's season opener against San Diego. Despite the comeback win, those numbers didn't sit well with the eight-time Pro Bowler's father.

Not long after Arizona's comeback victory, Larry Fitzgerald Sr. decided to vent about his son's lack of touches on Twitter.

The 31-year-old distanced himself from his father's comments with a tweet of his own.

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians also responded to Fitzgerald Sr.'s comments on Tuesday, saying he doesn't pay attention to individual players' stats.

"I don't look at that. We don't design plays for guys to get the ball. That's interceptions waiting to happen," Arians said, via NFL.com. "But I'm not interested in anybody's numbers other than the 'Ws.'"

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