"He's a really cerebral young man, he's been in the league for over three (years) and he works hard, extremely hard in the offseason," the wide receiver said. "We actually train together, and he's a student of the game, really focused. ... We really believe in Ryan, he can make all the throws. We just got to protect him, make some plays for him outside, run the ball. We're going to be just fine."
Fitzgerald's point that Lindley can "make all the throws" is important, because if Bruce Arians has proven one thing, it's that he's still going to take shots down the field, regardless of who is slinging it.
However, Fitzgerald believes this challenge is just another bump in the road, not a debilitating pothole.
"We've been dealing with adversity in terms of injury all season, we never used it as an excuse, and we're not going to start now," he said. "We have a bunker mentality on our team, everybody fights for the next man. And we understand what we have here in terms of our team, what our goals are and they are all in front of us.