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Report: Fitz gave Cards a list of QBs he wants

Posted on: February 6, 2011 12:56 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Larry Fitzgerald is heading into the final year of his contract and he's made it clear that he wants to stay in Arizona. If they give him a lot of money. And if they get him a quarterback who will help the team win.

He's reportedly gotten even more specific, too, naming Kevin Kolb and Marc Bulger as guys he wants in Phoenix, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Kolb is apparently Fitz' top choice, but the most glaring part of the report is the lack of Derek Anderson, Max Hall, John Skelton and Donovan McNabb on the list.

McNabb should be one of the top free agent quarterbacks on the market, despite his age and poor 2010 performance, but the Cardinals aren't a team that's been considered likely to show any interest in him, should the Redskins end up not picking up his option.

Kolb's a nice target, but the problem is the Eagles will probably want a first-round draft pick in exchange for their talented backup signal caller. (Which would mean if the Cards give Fitzgerald everything he wants, they're going to severely hamper themselves long-term.)

Bulger's a much more realistic target, obviously, because he's simply the backup in Baltimore.

Either way, though, the Cardinals would be heavily catering to a single player's demands and still leaving themselves open to a nightmare situation if either Bulger (he is old) or Kolb (he is still somewhat unproven) didn't work out in 2011.

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Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: February 6, 2011 3:31 pm
 

Report: Fitz gave Cards a list of QBs he wants

how about trading for carson palmer? i have heard that he wants out of cincy. also i do believe that kurt warner is a hall of fame QB.







Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: February 6, 2011 3:30 pm
 

Report: Fitz gave Cards a list of QBs he wants

Um theTruth79, man you should put the bong down brother.  Warner will be first ballot.  1 super bowl title, and 3 visits to the superbowl with 2 teams is pretty darn good.  Not to mention, dude was the feel good story of about 4 years.  Warner is in, no doubt.



Since: Dec 29, 2006
Posted on: February 6, 2011 3:27 pm
 

Report: Fitz gave Cards a list of QBs he wants

Warner isn't even close to HOF.



Since: Dec 15, 2008
Posted on: February 6, 2011 3:25 pm
 

Report: Fitz gave Cards a list of QBs he wants

YES PLEASE!  With the 5th pick in the 2011 NFL draft, the Philadelphia Eagles select Patrick Peterson, DB/man beast from LSU!



Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: February 6, 2011 3:20 pm
 

Report: Fitz gave Cards a list of QBs he wants

Whisenhunt is on the hot seat??  He just made the Super Bowl two years ago.  He HOF QB retired and they had not gotten a suitable replacement and had an off year.



Since: Jul 26, 2008
Posted on: February 6, 2011 3:14 pm
 

Report: Fitz gave Cards a list of QBs he wants

 "they're going to severely hamper themselves long-term". How?? You draft a QB in the 1st round that has MORE of a risk of not living up to potential, due to the speed of the game and other obstacles...THAT will set you back if you spend 3-4 years on the guy, hoping he'll pan out. Ala, Alex Smith. Mind you some consistency around the system helps too.

Trade that #5 for Kolb and a slew of lower round picks (4-5) from the Eagles, and go from there. Kolb has shown that he CAN play in this league. He has shown more at this level than any unproven, not even drafted yet QB. I'm not sure why folks jizz when their teams trade off 1st rounders for someone or a few lower round picks. I like having extra picks and not paying 1st money. You do your work  scouting and those picks will pan out. How many first rounders are starting in the Super Bowl today? The percentage is skewed towards DO YOUR WORK on guys you pick up.

Maybe even pick up Bulger , in addition to trading for Kolb, if he's a free agent. Do not trade for him however.

I don't see what the big deal is. Larry's just giving an opinion like every other yahoo or sensible responder on this board.

The last 5 years of Barry Sanders' tenure in Detroit, you know the guy had to want out, but was loyal. FORGET that. You play to win championships. That's every teams goal or what's the point. Trade me! That's what I'm screaming! Anyone with a problem with that is lying about their sense of loyalty. Totally biased opinions.



Since: May 13, 2008
Posted on: February 6, 2011 3:12 pm
 

Report: Fitz gave Cards a list of QBs he wants

I would also take issue with the comment about Kolb being "somewhat unproven" He would be at least as good, probably better, on the Cardinals as any of the QB's coming out in the 2011 draft, including Mallett or Newton. Not much learning curve w/ Kolb.



Since: May 13, 2008
Posted on: February 6, 2011 3:05 pm
 

Report: Fitz gave Cards a list of QBs he wants

Fitz is a talented player, but he should let the coaching staff and team management worry about a QB. Their butts are on the line, even more than his is.



Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: February 6, 2011 3:04 pm
 

Report: Fitz gave Cards a list of QBs he wants

Giving up the 5th overall pick is too steep when you're talking about a guy who has only played well in limited action. Trading the 38th overall pick for Kolb is a more likely scenario, as they could use the 5th pick to take a potential franchise pass rusher like Von Miller or Robert Quinn or possibly wideout A.J. Green to form the most dynamic WR combo in the league with Fitzgerald. Whisenhunt's on the hot seat but even so, I don't think he'd be desperate or foolish enough to trade such a high pick straight up for a guy who hasn't proven himself over a full season yet.



Since: Oct 29, 2010
Posted on: February 6, 2011 2:58 pm
 

Report: Fitz gave Cards a list of QBs he wants

It doesn't take a football guru to know the the Cards need a QB. Fitz wants to win since he has been on the edge. His contributions should not be dismissed nor his suggestions.


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