Larry Fitzgerald and the Arizona Cardinals opened up their season last night against the San Diego Chargers on Monday Night Football. For those who weren’t able to watch the game, you missed a dog fight.
Both team fought back and-fourth. There were fumbles, blocked punts, coaches’ challenges, and much more. But what we didn’t see was Larry Fitzgerald get the ball. Fitzgerald, one of the greatest receivers ever in the history of the game walked away with just one catch in Monday’s ball game.
Yes, I said it… one catch. Through three-quarters of the game, Fitzgerald wasn’t even targeted one time.
Your best receiver, better yet, one of the best the league has ever seen can’t get a target? Trent Dilfer during the Monday Night Football telecast explained that Bruce Arians doesn’t call plays for specific players. Instead Arians call different progressions to get people open and the ball will find its way to whoever is open.
I have no problem with Arians, but the idea that we’re not designing a play to get this man the ball is disrespectful. In order of us to make a run at the playoffs Larry Fitzgerald has to be a big part of the offense. He’s been the go to guy since he came into the league back in 2004.
To make matters worst Fitzgerald’s contract is coming to end and if the Cardinals want him to take a pay cut to come back they better start showing him the respect he deserves.
Don’t get me wrong, I am more than enthusiastic about the Arizona Cardinals win over the Chargers. It wasn’t pretty, but I’d rather win ugly than lose pretty. I just feel that Larry Fitzgerald deserves more touches and targets. The four targets he got last game is not even close to enough.
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The Arizona Cardinals will travel to New York on Sunday to take on the New York Giants on September 14th at 1:00 p.m.
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