Fitz waiting for QB, like everyone else

Posted by Darren Urban on March 9, 2013 – 1:44 pm

For the first time since the new coaching staff was hired, Larry Fitzgerald was around to answer questions about the Cards. More on that later on the homepage, but on one of the most crucial topics — what quarterback will be throwing to him — Fitz remains in the dark.

“I don’t know what’s going to happen,” Fitzgerald said. “I’m just like you guys, waiting around to see April first, who is going to be in that locker room.”

Fitzgerald didn’t want to get into what QBs would be a good fit, because like the rest of the players, he doesn’t even know what the offense is because he can’t talk to coaches. There is still a lot of speculation of what will go on — other than the Cards delivering a tender offer to their own restricted free agent, Brian Hoyer, it’s dangerous to guess what quarterbacks will be in Tempe by April.

(It won’t be Fitz playing QB, though. He was at the facility Saturday playing in Kurt Warner’s annual flag football tourney. The pros that show up play QB regardless of their “real” position. Fitz tends to aim the ball, although as you can see below, he’ll still draw up some strategy.)

It’s been a reunion today, with Fitz, Warner and Anquan Boldin — fresh off his Super Bowl win — playing together. Boldin and Fitz are scheduled to leave tomorrow to Africa for more charity work for Oxfam. Boldin, according to reports, isn’t interested in a paycut from the Ravens but if he is about to be released, he wasn’t showing any stress. Instead, he was happy with the makeup of his flag football team roster, since Q is driven to win this thing every year, even if it is just for charity.



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31 Responses to “Fitz waiting for QB, like everyone else”

  1. By alan on Mar 9, 2013 | Reply

    Fitz, Boldin, floyd and roberts. That would be a great 4 some for the cardinals 🙂

  2. By clssylssy on Mar 9, 2013 | Reply

    Boldin and Fitz leaving to do charity work in an impoverished area after joining Warner for his charity event…how cool is that! To think that these guys were once a part of the same team, our team, makes me feel OLD…LOL! What very special and incredible guys and what a fun event for charity! That’s what makes them elite!

  3. By eric on Mar 9, 2013 | Reply

    would welcome anquan back with arms open wide….but probably will not happen.he will be a patriot or steeler.

  4. By Scott H on Mar 9, 2013 | Reply

    Ah, yes…Boldin, Fitz, and Warner together….we had that once. And it was SOOOOO friggin’ awesome.

    Damn you, Darren…why must you remind us???

  5. By Patrick on Mar 9, 2013 | Reply

    I know boldin will not return to the Cardinals, but hope he does not retire. I still enjoy watching him play.

  6. By dan on Mar 9, 2013 | Reply

    GET SEAN SMITH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! STUD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. By Steve on Mar 9, 2013 | Reply

    Darren: Any chance Boldin comes back to AZ to finish his career?

  8. By red forever on Mar 9, 2013 | Reply

    I love Fitz and Boldin. Class acts both.

  9. By jerrytown on Mar 9, 2013 | Reply

    Saw we released Early Doucet to save 1.7 mil…Darren, do you know how much cap room we officially have after the cuts and Hoyer’s tender offer?

  10. By Darren Urban on Mar 9, 2013 | Reply

    jerrytown —

    RE: Doucet

    Hoyer tender offer and Doucet cut basically cancel out. Around $8M if my math is right of cap space.

  11. By dan on Mar 9, 2013 | Reply

    Doucet sucked, never improved.

  12. By andystandsup on Mar 9, 2013 | Reply

    Sure, Fitz can talk to the coaches.
    He’s the GM, isn’t he?

  13. By John The Draft Guy on Mar 9, 2013 | Reply

    This is interesting;

    : USA Today reported Saturday the Arizona Cardinals have contacted Bush’s agent, according to a source with knowledge of the communication. That’s no surprise as new coach Bruce Arians looks to upgrade a backfield that has struggled to stay healthy in recent seasons.

    So, the talk about a bigger durable back who isn’t going to be targeted in the passing game seems to be wrong information.

  14. By Carlo Milano on Mar 9, 2013 | Reply

    Darren they need some cuts more, 4 starter will cost all togheter around 12 million,they will sign a safety, cb, middle linebacker,guard

  15. By Terry E on Mar 9, 2013 | Reply

    One of my biggest beefs with the previous brain trust is that they duped themselves into thinking we were OK with Doucet to replace Boldin. You don’t let guys like that walk away in their prime. I am glad for Q to get a ring. One of my favorite Cards ever. I’m not sold on Floyd yet, I hope he develops into an all-pro type reciever. I still think we need a burner to compliment the group.

  16. By Terry E on Mar 9, 2013 | Reply

    Cards interested in Reggie Bush.

  17. By Chuck on Mar 9, 2013 | Reply

    Well maybe Fitz can persuade him to come back during their trip. Tell him i really believe in Arians and what this team can be next year. I bet Boldin might consider it “IF” we had an actual QB.

  18. By Sackman on Mar 9, 2013 | Reply

    I think I am starting to get the picture. We pick up Carson Palmer, release Kolb. We also go after say an OT in FA, such as the Saints OT who by the way is underrated and could be had a decent price(outstanding OT). Because in the Draft, the top 3 OT’s will be off of the board by the time we pick, so we go after Geno Smith at 7. If he isn’t the QB we want to develop for the future and say someone else is. We move down the draft board and pick up an extra 2nd rounder. Pick up the QB that they want to develop with Palmer as their teacher and another OT or Gaurd. Am I getting close or am I just wishful thinking?

  19. By Jahstone on Mar 9, 2013 | Reply

    @Steve – Boldin is not coming back. We did not “show him the money” when he wanted a big contract, but told him we “wouldn’t forget about him”come contract time. Think he forgot???

  20. By ored on Mar 9, 2013 | Reply

    if we’re looking at bush then probably using pete carrolls template of speed and playmakers,which i have to agree is impressive in the early going.but i’m sure all teams want that just right blend of power,speed,and elusivness.if we get the line play,reggie could be huge in opening up our passing game.too bad we can’t afford somebody like wallace or percy to open up the field even more.try to trade back and grab austin or maybe the texas a&m burner?

    it’s becoming obvious that with the 9’ers and the rams picks we’ll be real lucky to hold our own on improving thru the draft…we need to knock one out of the park.i think our defense can hold it’s own with minor additions,but we really need to be able to pressure other teams defenses,don’t think we can overpower the 9ers,but if we could burn them with speed,that works.

    just a side note,i think if the UofA qb is still there in the later rounds we take a flyer on him,interesting.

  21. By cardsalltheway on Mar 10, 2013 | Reply

    Nice move with Hoyer. Drew Stanton talk: he always backed up Matthew Stafford well as there wasn’t much of a drop off that I ever saw. Now, just cut Kolb!

  22. By pacardfan on Mar 10, 2013 | Reply

    A fantasy start to the FA period would be: Cut Kolb and replace him with Palmer (he and Oak. are all but old news now), bring Toler a Hyphen back……We need Toler across from PP and Hyphen…..look at how he has performed all around. Get Bush (although Lions prob will win him over), and Cribs. Pick up an OL from FA and get A-Dub back……What happens if Rashad doesn’t sign back and we don’t get Smith and even if one of them happens, A-Dub is needed!(I’m sure he’d be ok with a lesser role as he already has taken that direction last season and he wants to play and be a Cardinal!. If D. Hall is cut…maybe get him as a back-up CB, and if Q goes on the market….COME ON>….Q and FITZ. were and would be one of the best WR dual ever and now with Floyd and Roberts there….damn!!! Housler too…
    Draft: Geno Smith or the best avb. OL if Smith is taken
    Draft a RB in late round (they tend to be the keepers lately)

    Just a wish of players I like to see on the team, but I know the reality of most is unlikely, exp. bringing A-Dub back:( Sure won’t be the same on SUndays now:(

  23. By Mark on Mar 10, 2013 | Reply

    I watched Sean Smith last year vs the cards and thought he was a really good corner. I would be very impressed if the cards would land a player of his caliber. I think the cards have failed in free agency over the past several years. Adam Snyder, William Gay, Stewart Bradley, Todd Heap Bryant Mcfadden and even Daryn Colledge have not been worth the money they have been given. I actually hope the cards address the o line in the draft with either Fisher or Warmack, I dont think their is a frist round QB in the draft worth taking at 7. In the second round, I like Barkley or EJ Manuel. I just remember a couple of years ago that i was frustrated that the cards didnt draft Kyle Rudollph over Ryan Williams, but worse was when Justin Houston was sitting their in the third round and the cards drafted Housler instead. The only lower pick from the Whiz/Graves era i was stoked was when they got Sam, Acho. I hope BA and Keim get it right.

  24. By monzz on Mar 10, 2013 | Reply

    This is a great time to get rid of Kolb, nobody wants him in the NFL

  25. By ored on Mar 10, 2013 | Reply

    re: kolb, that’s when to sign him cheap,when nobody wants him,never know when “next man up” is

    re:boldin,did’nt we renegotiate his contract once to begin with,and then he wanted more again?besides,we are good at reciever with the exception of a burner to stretch the field.that said,all the props in the world for boldin,anybody who refuses pain meds and plays with a broken face was probably meant to be a raven to begin with.

    i agree we need a burner,did’nt an asu reciever just turn in 4.3’s in his pro day?also asu running back was around 4.5.still like either ball(he was still the man when every team stacked the line against him)or gillislee the florida back.

    l like the idea of palmer coming over,if he was good for 4000 yrds at oakland…just saying…

    sure wish i could take a peek at the war room being put together,i know that they know how essential a good draft is gonna be,just gotta make our first two picks count and then get depth and hope for the diamond in the ruff.

  26. By clssylssy on Mar 10, 2013 | Reply

    It seems that our “must have” list is growing with each new cut and is passing what we have in funds. We still need to re-sign Toler, Rhodes and Rashand Johnson and that’s not going to leave much for the draft. Fans keep coming up with all these players we should sign but this is not fantasy football and so it is important that these “changes” aren’t done impulsively to appease a few only to have us end in the cellar for years to come. It concerns me that the new “cure” could turn out to be worse than the ailment! Everyday I hear Andy Reid has landed another big talent while we are waiting…waiting…waiting…just desperately needing to hear something that inspires confidence:(

  27. By John Sutliff on Mar 10, 2013 | Reply

    You build a team through the draft, not through FA. We need to go o-line in the 1st two rounds, qb in the 3rd, rb 4th,lb5th, and best available the rest of the draft. If we don’t become mean up front in the o-line, we will be the candy asses of the NFC west!!! Games are won UP FRONT !!!!! That’s why we haven’t won many games the past 3 years. It’s NOT ROCKET SCIENCE!!! With a BETTER o-line, the qb play is better, the rb play is better, and the defence will be better because it won’t be on the field all the time!!

  28. By sarah on Mar 10, 2013 | Reply

    Hoyer = who knows ! We bid him up for a minimal showing, heck if Lindley had made more passes we would have given him a long term contract :). Duly note we picked up Hoyer and no other team was chomping at the bit for him.

  29. By Scott H on Mar 10, 2013 | Reply

    Funny…we drafted Matt Leinart and years later, we may end up with Reggie Bush – the OTHER guy from USC. Doesn’t do a damn thing to solve our QB problem, but…whatever. Based on what he’s shown he can be during the last 2 seasons in Miami, I’ll take it.

    Gotta be honest, I’m not investing one ounce of hope in free agency. Not after the last few seasons. Yeah, I know, there are some new people involved this year, but…I’ll believe it when I see it.

  30. By Wes on Mar 12, 2013 | Reply


    A lot of us here are generally sympathetic to Kevin Kolb’s cause; at the least, a lot of us think he is the best option currently available. Guess what ? Fans have power – WE’RE the ones that pay these guys’ salary ! Call the team front office – the number is available on this site. Ask for Mr. Bidwill or Steve Keim; leave a message voicing your support for a re-structured deal with Kolb. Let’s work together to ensure we don’t end up with the likes of Kyle Orton or another USC bust named Matt.

    Go the extra mile: Google “Select Sports Group” – they represent Kolb. Call them and tell them we want him to stay put in Arizona.

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