If you’re a fan of fantasy football or the Arizona Cardinals you may have noticed Larry Fitzgerald’s lack of production in the first two games of the season. Fitzgerald is still an elite receiver in the NFL, but at the same time, he needs a quarterback who can throw him the ball. Kevin Kolb may be Arizona’s best chance at winning games this season, but he is not the best quarterback for stats. Fitzgerald has 5 straight season of 80 catches or more and over 1,000 yards. However, I fear that that streak will end this year if the offensive line can’t give Kolb more time to throw.
In the past, Fitzgerald has made it work. He has found new ways to get open, but there are still limits to what the man can do. To be honest, I hope I’m wrong and Fitzgerald and Kolb find their grove and Fitzgerald goes on to have a Pro Bowl year like always, but at this rate he will miss out. What can the Cardinals do to make sure they find their grove?
Don’t stop targeting him. It’s very simple. If Kolb continues to target the 29 year old receiver he will find him. I believe Fitzgerald still has multiple good years left in him, but if they don’t throw him the ball they are wasting the fat contract that he is currently under.
The offensive line needs to continue to make strides towards improving their pass protection and run blocking and take pressure off of both Kolb and Fitzgerald. When the run game is good the only limitation on the offense it talent. I think there is enough talent on this team’s offense to at least finish in the top 20 by the end of the year.