Larry Fitzgerald had a somewhat quiet Pro Bowl game Sunday. He wasn't targeted much, but was part of an NFC squad that jumped out to a 42-0 lead en route to a 55-41 victory over the AFC. He did, though, find his way t the endzone. His sole catch was a 25-yard grab from Matt Ryan to put the NFC up 35-0. It was one of his patented jump ball in the endzone scores.â†µ
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This touchdown grab is bittersweet for the Cardinals fans. Why? Because it shows us what could have and should have been for our team this year. Despite being the number one threat on offense, Fitz only found the endzone six times during the regular season.
Part of this was the fact that defenses could key in on him with the absence of Anquan Boldin. With only Steve Breaston as the only other real threat at receiver, it made life difficult for Fitz.â†µ
But we know the real problem. The guys throwing the football just were unable to put the ball in an area where he could make a play. Matt Ryan put the ball high and a little underthrown so that Fitzgerald could go and get it.â†µ
He had to put up with errant bullets from Derek Anderson, throws to the opposing team by Max Hall and the cold shoulder from John Skelton, who apparently preferred throwing to fellow rookie Andre Roberts.â†µ
LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh at some point made a blood oath to play together. With all the great players (especially quarterbacks) present on the island, we have to hope that no such deal was made with Fitz. That is, unless that oath were to bring an elite QB here to the desert. Then it wouldn't be so bad.