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Larry Fitzgerald: 'I want to be on a winner'

Posted on: February 2, 2011 1:33 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Despite a pretty gaudy stat line, Larry Fitzgerald didn't have the greatest of years in 2010. That's mainly the fault of Derek Anderson, Max Hall and John Skelton, but certainly the Cardinals organization deserves some blame for entering the year with that spectacular group of quarterbacks.

But even if you don't want to point fingers towards the past, there will be some questions about the future if Arizona doesn't improve the surroundings for Fitz, who emphasized this week that he very much doesn't want to suffer through another season like last year.

"I want to be on a winner,"Fitzgerald told ESPN's Mike Sando. "I want to put myself in the best position to hoist the Lombardi Trophy. I would love to do that in Arizona. That is my goal, to retire a Cardinal. They have treated me well. I love the state, but I want to win and that is really where my mind is."

But here's the rub: Fitzgerald is going to be a free agent after 2011, and if he's serious about wanting to win in Arizona, he might need to make some concessions in the negotiations.

That seems fairly unlikely to happen, especially considering the way Fitz saw Kurt Warner treated after he attempted to give Arizona a good-faith discount, which means Fitzgerald and his management will be seeking maximum money.

In doing so, even if he only ends up getting fair market value for his considerable skill set, he's inherently hampering the Cardinals' long-term ability to build a winner around him.

They can obviously still compete and pay him at the same time, of course, because it's been done prior to 2010. But wanting to a) get paid, b) play for a winner and c) stay in the same spot is a lot of cake to have and hold all at the same time.

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Comments

Since: Apr 8, 2007
Posted on: February 2, 2011 5:40 pm
 

Larry Fitzgerald: 'I want to be on a winner'

I think Indy would be a great place for Fitzgerald to showcase his talents and put up some big numbers since Reggie is unhappy there.




Since: Dec 18, 2010
Posted on: February 2, 2011 5:34 pm
 

Larry Fitzgerald: 'I want to be on a winner'

Well for starters he could play better.....all these guys want to be on a winner.....looks like Lebron/Bosh lazyboy fever is catching on in the NFL....not singling out Fitzgerald, there's lots with the same viewpoint, but really, do your part for the team you're on and play better



Since: Mar 16, 2007
Posted on: February 2, 2011 5:31 pm
 

Larry Fitzgerald: 'I want to be on a winner'

Sure, you greatly improve your chances of making the playoffs by staying in the current NFC West, but that would still be a far cry from hoisting the Lombardi. I feel for Fitz...class guy always, but unfortunately he doesn't have Warner throwing to him or Anquan to draw attention away from anymore. One guy, even Fitz, can't do it all by himself.

Peace.


draper1997
Since: Apr 16, 2009
Posted on: February 2, 2011 5:30 pm
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Since: Feb 2, 2011
Posted on: February 2, 2011 5:30 pm
 

Larry Fitzgerald: 'I want to be on a winner'

I believe the man said a winner..........



Since: Feb 4, 2007
Posted on: February 2, 2011 5:20 pm
 

Larry Fitzgerald: 'I want to be on a winner'

 He is from Minny, love to see him in purple.



Since: Jan 6, 2010
Posted on: February 2, 2011 5:20 pm
 

Larry Fitzgerald: 'I want to be on a winner'

Minnesota boy will become a Viking, especially if they sign Young.



Since: Mar 18, 2008
Posted on: February 2, 2011 5:17 pm
 

Larry Fitzgerald: 'I want to be on a winner'

Romo to Fitz!  Yeah, it's farfetched, but you can't blame a Cowboy fan for dreaming, right?  Larry Fitzgerald has the best hands I've seen since Chris Carter.  T'would be wise for the Cardinals to build around him, me thinks.  However, Arizona has a myriad of other places they  need to work on OTHER than the WR position.  What good is a top 5 WR when your QB's rank at the bottom of the stack? 



Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: February 2, 2011 5:13 pm
 

Larry Fitzgerald: 'I want to be on a winner'

Wah, WAH, ! Larrylocks wants to be on a winner. So does everyone else. so we can have one team in the NFL  and then you all win. No need for a Super Bowl then.
Otherwise be happy you have god given talent and don't have to work at a blue collar job.







Since: Sep 12, 2007
Posted on: February 2, 2011 5:03 pm
 

Larry Fitzgerald: 'I want to be on a winner'

Brady to Fitzgerald!!!  


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