"We're a blue collar, grind-it-out team right now," Fitzgerald told The Arizona Republic. "We're the San Antonio Spurs. We're not flashy. We'll take all those ugly, nasty, sloppy wins. But we're not even close to fulfilling our potential on offense. And it would be nice to put it all together."
We'll attribute the stretch comparison to the multiple-champion Spurs to Fitzgerald catching NBA tip-off fever.
There are also those waiting for Fitzgerald -- who had an 80-yard catch-and-run score last week -- to slow down. However, the 31-year-old isn't worried about the noise.
"I'm squeezing all the juice out of the proverbial lemon," Fitzgerald said. "I've always been the best at what I do, even from high school. People will always nitpick. They said LeBron James couldn't make jump shots. When Sammy Sosa was hitting 60 home runs, they said he couldn't hit curveballs. People always find things to say about you. I don't listen to that. I work hard on my strengths and harder on my weaknesses."