Early Doucet making presence felt

New Orleans Times-Picayune - [Full Article]

It was easy to spot Early Doucet last Sunday.

He was the helmetless Arizona wide receiver flexing his biceps in the end zone after a second-quarter touchdown reception in the Cardinals' 51-45 overtime victory against the Green Bay Packers in an NFC wild-card playoff game.

Doucet, a second-year pro, made the most of his opportunity against the Packers when he moved up a spot in the wide receiver rotation because starter Anquan Boldin was inactive after suffering left ankle and knee injuries the week before.

On Doucet's first touchdown catch, he lined up next to receiver Larry Fitzgerald and got open over the middle. On the second, Doucet broke a tackle near the 10-yard line and scored as his helmet was knocked off at the goal line with 2:16 remaining in the first half.

"I don't mind the contact going over the middle, " Doucet said. "Football is a contact sport, so whether you catch the ball or not, you are still going to get hit nine times out of 10."

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