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08:05 AM ET 09.07 | In terms of franchise representatives, they don't come much better than Larry Fitzgerald. He's a nationally acclaimed superstar with great aura and manners. He is friendly and consistent, a leader of men and a role model to children. He has also played for 12 quarterbacks since joining the Cardinals, and if that situation doesn't get fixed in the near future, you can start worrying about those exit signs all over again. I give the Cardinals two more years. ... [If] there were a device to measure heart in the NFL, I'd bet no player yearns more for a Super Bowl ring and all it brings. He will demand and require another shot before his career ends. Whether that happens in Arizona or not will be up to the Cardinals.

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September 7, 2012  08:09 AM ET

Not4Nutten but, it's time to go!

September 7, 2012  08:17 AM ET

Like Adrian Peterson another top talent going to waste.

September 7, 2012  08:19 AM ET

They better hope Skelton molds into the player they hope he can be soon or he's a goner LOL!!

September 7, 2012  08:20 AM ET

Following in the footsteps of Barry Sanders, great player wasting a career with a second rate team.

September 7, 2012  08:30 AM ET

I could only imagine the competition to get this guy if he hit the free agency.

September 7, 2012  08:35 AM ET

It will be interesting to see if he goes for a legitimate Superbowl team or the team that offers him the most money.

If he turns down a lot of dollars to play for a ring, then we will see how much heart he has.

And it wouldn't surprise me at all if he does just that.

September 7, 2012  08:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I could only imagine the competition to get this guy if he hit the free agency.

He'll be the highest paid receiver by far.

September 7, 2012  08:51 AM ET
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He'll be the highest paid receiver by far.

Not sure. Wasn't the Megatron deal negotiated under the old cap rules? The new cap puts tighter limits on what they can do.

September 7, 2012  08:55 AM ET

He signed an 8-year deal in 2011. It will be a few more seasons of futility in the desert before Fitz tries to leave. And if he does, I hope Fitz and the Cards handle their business far away from the media.

September 7, 2012  08:57 AM ET
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Not sure. Wasn't the Megatron deal negotiated under the old cap rules? The new cap puts tighter limits on what they can do.

There would be "Megatron Money", "Fitz Money", followed by all the players that think they deserve that kind of money.

September 7, 2012  09:29 AM ET

At some point, Fitz would probably like to play with an NFL caliber QB again.

September 7, 2012  09:31 AM ET

Hate to see good talent on a crap **** team.

September 7, 2012  09:32 AM ET

Fitzgerald is a good wide out on a bad team, but no one force him to sign that extension with the Cards knowing they are not going anywhere soon. Another wide out on a bad team Mr Tx who I think is better than Fitzgerald is Calvin Johnson.

September 7, 2012  09:32 AM ET

To me, this guy has the best hands in football. I think the Cardinals will trade him before they let him walk.

September 7, 2012  09:33 AM ET

Larry Fitzgerald=Ernie Banks. Except, Larry Fitzgerald did get to play in a superbowl. Lots of great players never did.

September 7, 2012  09:45 AM ET
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Another wide out on a bad team Mr Tx who I think is better than Fitzgerald is Calvin Johnson

Detroit is a better team than Arizona, though. They have legitimate playoff hopes. Arizona will be lucky to break .500 this year.

September 7, 2012  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Fitzgerald is a good wide out on a bad team, but no one force him to sign that extension with the Cards knowing they are not going anywhere soon. Another wide out on a bad team Mr Tx who I think is better than Fitzgerald is Calvin Johnson.

I wouldn't classify Detroit as a bad team. I think their HC is a nutjob but they have a good qb and some good defensive players and have a legitimate shot at a playoff spot. The Cardinals have NO chance.

September 7, 2012  09:54 AM ET
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Like Adrian Peterson another top talent going to waste.

Ask Barry Sanders how it feels.

 
September 7, 2012  10:03 AM ET

Great player, loyal teammate, great man, shame he is wasting his best years and talents in AZ. it boggles the mind to think of the contract some teams would offer him....

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