Larry Fitzgerald says he like's the pats and wants to win Bring Him on!!

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    Larry Fitzgerald says he like's the pats and wants to win Bring Him on!!

    FORT WORTH, Texas – Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald is polished, articulate and someone who appreciates all facets of football. I came away impressed after speaking with him this morning, as he is here at the Super Bowl as part of Target’s “School Library Makeover” program.

    The topic of discussion was his view on the Patriots.

    “I think it all starts with the head coach [Bill Belichick]. He does a fantastic job, week in and week out, keeping his guys mentally prepared to go out there and play,” he said. “He’s the only coach in history to have four seasons with 14 wins, and that alone, speaks volumes of what he’s able to accomplish, especially in that [AFC East] division. I think you’re looking at the NFL’s strongest division, from top to bottom. If Buffalo played in the NFC West, they’d probably win the NFC West. That’s a strong, strong division and he’s found a way to win it [eight] times. It’s astonishing.

    “Obviously, Tom Brady, he’s the [soon-to-be] MVP this year in the NFL. He has a nice leader of his team. He has a young squad, which you see when you’re starting four guys on defense who are rookies. And he has a 1,000 [draft] picks next season, so the future is going to be really bright.”

    Fitzgerald was asked what he saw from the team’s playoff loss to the Jets.

    “I thought the Jets did a good job scheming and they were able to get to Tom and hit him early,” he said. “It made him aware of the pass rush. Then you had other things over the course of the game, like the fake punt, that you usually don’t see happen. But it’s football and that happens sometimes. The Jets played better than them that day. But that wasn’t the case earlier in the season, when the Patriots jumped on them on Monday Night Football and beat them up pretty good, it wasn’t even close. So that’s football.”

    Fitzgerald recalled meeting Belichick at the NFL combine, as well as then Patriots assistants Charlie Weis and Romeo Crennel, when he was coming out of Pittsburgh in 2004. He said he admires how Belichick has persevered through tough times, saying, “I’m a fan of his.”

    “I could understand why they’ve had so much success because they deal with a cerebral kind of football player,” he said, reflecting on his draft meetings with the Patriots. “Guys come in, they’re young and intelligent, able to grasp the concepts, and they can go out there and play fast.”

    As for Fitzgerald himself, he was asked about his own future.

    “I’m under contract with Arizona for another season, and I would love to be there winning a championship,” he said. “That’s where I started and I love it out there. But my goal, of course, is to win. I want to win at all costs.”

    This interview says it all if you can bring him at a reasonable price
    get him , he can be a true patriot
     
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    And he wants to be paid like Brady. I would love Fitz if he'd be willing to take a contract similiar to what Randy got after the 07' season but I don't think he'd take that
     
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    Wow! Didn't realize he liked us so much or that he was level headed like that, impressive coming from a reciever. I like him as a player, but what do you have to give up and spend for him? We have other problems and although he fights for the ball deep, he hasn't been known to be a burner that will blow the lid off a defense. I imagine that the speed he had is not as good as now and he never ran the 40 to well to begin with. Is he a good player? Heck yeah. He's got great size and production.....I'll spend it on defensive improvements and then add a reciever somewhere early in the draft and hope that Price improves as well. 
     
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    That's the problem, the cost would be prohibitive to pry him away from AZ.
    1st, 2nd and 3rd? God only knows.
    Then pay him what would most likely be the highest salary for WRs in the league.
    How do we pay for Logan and/or other FA's as well as Larry.
    Hate saying it but I think it's a pipe dream this year.
    Now, next year he is an UFA so that would change everything.
    Front load Logan this year with bonuses and still have drafted all those (hopefully) studs from this years draft.
    If that were the case, give him whatever he wants and guarantee EVERYTHING to get him here.

    My two cents....
     
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    I would rather take one Fitezgerald ove 10 tate , 10 edelman (as much as i like him ) and all the prices , if you can get him again at a little discount price ,
    dump banta cain , and all the other overpriced players we got neal kazucr
    draft all you need , but at a late first or early second pick and fourth round
    I am all for it , brady's time is closing .

    we need the 2007 aggressive FA mood , AD was a bust , but all the other FA we got did a great job


     
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    In Response to Re: Larry Fitzgerald says he like's the pats and wants to win Bring Him on!!:
    [QUOTE]And he wants to be paid like Brady. I would love Fitz if he'd be willing to take a contract similiar to what Randy got after the 07' season but I don't think he'd take that
    Posted by PatsEng[/QUOTE]

    It's the only way it would work unless the cap miraculously bounces out and has larger spikes/raises more so than the last CBA deal, which is unlikely.

    The problem with his statement is, for him to win, he's going to have to make the sacrifice$ needed to win.

    Agreed.

    If he was to do that, I'd be down for dealing 28 and the later 2nd for him.

    And before people go beserk pretending that isn't enough for him, it likely is, based on the fact he'll need a new deal and it will be a very large deal. 

    The longer the unknown CBA hangs out there, the less likely it is any draft picks can be moved to acquire anyone, for any team.

    If the CBA deal comes down before the draft and they can find a way to make some kind of a competitive deal work, then it would be tempting to see what the price (draft picks) would be.  Arizona can be dumb or they can be smart.

    They aren't winning a SB there any time soon.  Seattle is better, SF will be better and the Rams are now better.

    Technically, they need picks more so than they need Fitzgerald at this point.



     
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    Yup.  Maybe they could package Edelman, an inside linebacker, and draft picks to get Fitzgerald.
     
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    I say Send guyton ,TBC ,meriweather ,wilhite ,butler , kazucr
    + a couple of picks

    you get Fitzgerald = winner
    send = salary cap relief
     
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     There is no way major trades of this magnitude can be reasonably discussed until a new CBA is in place.The dollars involved in a new contract for Fitzgerald simply can't be negotiated without the salary cap parameters having been established(and you can bet the mortgage money that any new CBA will include a veteran salary cap and a better than 50-50 chance of a rookie salary cap,and as I have said in other postings,I am confused as to why a rookie salary is so anathema to the NFLPA as it would leave more money for those who have proven themselves in the league)and there is no way the Patriots,or any other team,would surrender what it would take to acquire Fitzgerald without a new multi-year contract signed,sealed and delivered.
     
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    Sounds great in theory, but the CBA needs to be worked out before it can happen. We trade picks and get a one year lease with no gurantee that he'll stay. I like Fitz as much as the next guy, but the roster would take a serious cap hit if the Pats brass had to sign him to big extension. I agree with anyone who says we have to unload and maybe even restructure some contracts for this to happen.
     
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    In Response to Re: Larry Fitzgerald says he like's the pats and wants to win Bring Him on!!:
    [QUOTE]Sounds great in theory, but the CBA needs to be worked out before it can happen. We trade picks and get a one year lease with no gurantee that he'll stay. I like Fitz as much as the next guy, but the roster would take a serious cap hit if the Pats brass had to sign him to big extension. I agree with anyone who says we have to unload and maybe even restructure some contracts for this to happen.
    Posted by JohnHannahrulz[/QUOTE]

    Really, you could have stopped after the first sentence. Even if they were willing to take a chance and trade for him without a guarantee (and AZ was willing to deal him), they cannot until the league year begins and the league year doesn't start until the CBA is in place. There won't be any trades of player contracts or FA signings this offseason until a CBA gets done which by all accounts is not likely until well after the draft.

     
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    In Response to Re: Larry Fitzgerald says he like's the pats and wants to win Bring Him on!!:
    [QUOTE]I say Send guyton ,TBC ,meriweather ,wilhite ,butler , kazucr + a couple of picks you get Fitzgerald = winner send = salary cap relief
    Posted by yakv[/QUOTE]

    - (Wilhite) and I'd say that's a great deal.  Even throwing him in is worth, but I think we could get by with the rest. 
     
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    Reference for a trade can come from another former Ari WR who wasn't as big of a star as Fitz but in a similiar situation. Boldin was traded for #88 and #114. Just looking at that and given Fitz is a better player but would demand a larger contract I would imagine that #60 and a 4th or #60 and #92 would get it done. But that's based on what Boldin went for last year.

    Other notable trades as references are Marshall #43 and a future 2nd (ended up being #46). Which most consider the Fins greatly overpaid in the trade.

    Holmes went for a 5th (though he missed 4 games due to suspension)
     
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    Which is why 28 and a late 2nd is not out of the realm of possibilty as enough to swing a deal.

    He may be screwed and end up playing there for the rest of his career, though.


     
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    The only way the cards let him is if he publicly whines about wanting to be traded.....and he is way too much of a class act to do that. It ain't gonna happen.

    But I would love to see him in a Pats uniform!
     
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    [QUOTE]I say Send guyton ,TBC ,meriweather ,wilhite ,butler , kazucr + a couple of picks you get Fitzgerald = winner send = salary cap relief
    Posted by yakv[/QUOTE]

    You don't think Merriweather straight up is enough to get it done?
     
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    [QUOTE]I say Send guyton ,TBC ,meriweather ,wilhite ,butler , kazucr + a couple of picks you get Fitzgerald = winner send = salary cap relief
    Posted by yakv[/QUOTE]


    And Arizona would like this trade, why? A rebuilding team doesnt need an aging pash rush specialist, a backup lb, an overrated safety, 2 bust cbs, and an olineman with some off the field issues and injuries.  Why would they want to take this cap hit?
     
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    I refuse to get my hopes up!
     
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    I didn't watch much of the pro-bowl but I did catch Matt Ryan gushing over Larry Fitzgerald, which I found funny because he has Roddy White to throw to, who isn't too bad himself.

    Fitzgerald is the best WR in the game. If there is a way to get him here, do it.
     
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    I would trade one of the first rounders to get Fitzgerald. He is a 28 year old stud WR who will stretch the field and go over the middle. Either a first and a third rounder and third rounder. Either way, Fitzgerald would free up Branch, Welker, the TE's against teams who cover well like the Jets.

    Although I think the Patriots need to be careful because I do think the biggest needs are a pass rush and both OL and DL. Using two picks on Fitzgerald still leaves the Pats with a ton of picks, but money might be an issue if they resign Mankins and Light.

    Should be an interesting offseason, but if you have a chance to get a all-around WR like fitzy-you take it
     
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    I mean c'mon every team would love to have Fitz'. Hes one of the most complete Wr's to come along in the last ... well ever. Hes not and never was a burner , but plenty of speed. When you get Fitz' , you get an absolute work-horse. Watching him run routes is awsome. He can give you come-backs , short slants , bubble screens all day. He can stretch the field in so many ways , its crazy. First , yea he doesnt have elite speed , but hes a sub 4.4 and thats more than enough. So he can beat anyone and a simple go/9 route. Larry also loves those deep crossing patterns. Deep crossing routes by themselves or w/ a post or double post. He'll give you stop 'n' go and combacks all day. You can line him up anywhere , out wide , slot etc ... he can play flanker or the X spot. He's versatile , tough , smart , young , hard worker ... whats not to like? Well if he wants 12 type $ , then thats a no , no way in fact. We just cany afford two maxed out contract w/ big #'s. We have to upgrade our O/D lines , we need and real #1 WR and have other serious needs. If Fitz will take 5 years/40 million then Im all for it all day ... w/e/ you have to do , get it done. Hes one of the best footballs , nevermind WRs. Hes a game changer, we saw what W. Welker can do w/ a real #1. Fitz' is in the prime of his career , he knows he has one more shot to sign a big contract ... but also w/ that contract comes most likely the last shot he has at a SB. One has to think that he wants to win , his play will tell you that. Id be willing to give up a first and third. Imagine Fitz'/WW/Gronk/Hern ... and hopefully Mankins. Those are some pretty decent weapons. I say go for it , go after Fitz' or someone else ive been talking up is Colston. I think he'd be another great fit here , i cant help but to think just how good he is. Hes never been targeted like a #1 b/c of all there weapons down there. Id love to see him up here next to WW and co. and see what happens when we give him 150-160 targets over the next 6-7 years. Off the top of my head i think hes a year younger than Fitz' at 27. I wouldnt mind signing him if we need to. Obviously we would need to give Fitz' a 6-7 year deal as well. Colston would no doubt be much cheaper. Id do a 1/3 for both.
     
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    i defIn Response to Re: Larry Fitzgerald says he like's the pats and wants to win Bring Him on!!:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Larry Fitzgerald says he like's the pats and wants to win Bring Him on!! : You don't think Merriweather straight up is enough to get it done?
    Posted by mthurl[/QUOTE]

    i definitely will go for that...one can always dream
     
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    Re: Larry Fitzgerald says he like's the pats and wants to win Bring Him on!!

    Would you trade Hernandez, Merriweather & pick 28 for Fitz. If they are giving up a great wr than they will want quality players with upside in return.

     

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