Itâ€™s taken seven (7) games, one game short of my target decision date, but my beloved Cardinals have sufficiently convinced me that itâ€™s time to move Larry Fitzgerald out of the desert. No emotion whatsoever, just the business realization that the Cardinals will suck for the remainder of the year and only have one real asset on the books that the so-called â€œbrain trustâ€ can do something with in the future. Trading Fitz almost feels like a mortal sin, but the Cards realistically have no other options that make any sense afforded to them. Looking at Fitzâ€™s numbers over the past 2 to 2 Â½ years are misleading and Iâ€™m confident that anyone with a football IQ greater than zero knows this. All the Cards have done is march inferior O-Lineman and inferior QBâ€™s onto the field to act in a supporting cast for Fitz. That in itself is troubling. Never being the one to say anything negative about a teammate or the organization, Iâ€™ll help you out, Larry. â€œGet me the heck out of hereâ€. The only promise for the 2013 season and a resurrection of a fantastic career was the signing of Carson Palmer. Previous to that, I donâ€™t recall the Cards even dressing a QB after the departure of Kurt Warner. All I do know is that Palmer has lost some serious skills in his decision-making process, physical skills in accurately delivering the ball and that he plays in fear with that Kleenex front line standing in front of him. Sprinkle in a running game, err standing game, that produces little and what youâ€™re left with is one of the best wide receivers in the NFL split out to the side daydreaming of better days gone by. The Hard Cold Facts Larry Fitzgerald is thirty (30) years old and still possessing mad skills, but the sands of the hourglass keep on keepingâ€™ on. The Cardinals may think the future is bright with the likes of Fitz & Floyd on the payroll but we have no quarterback standing in the wings ready to replace an already ineffective QB. The offensive line continues to be offensive and there isnâ€™t any sign that a RB on the roster could break 1,000 yards if we played against teams with only 9 players on defense. All told, the Cards have a decent defense and Larry Fitzgerald (and maybe Michael Floyd), but thatâ€™s about it. The man still has a tremendous amount of game and some contender might be able to pony up some valuable draft picks (esp. now that we lost that conditional draft spot with Levi Brown going down before playing one down in Pittsburgh) plus help the Cards clear a chunk from the books. In 2011 the Cards signed Fitz to an 8-year $120 million deal making him the 5th highest paid player in the NFL. A hefty price tag indeed for someone to pay, but Iâ€™m guessing Fitz would be more than willing to do whatever structuring is necessary to get a deal done. Weâ€™re talking about one of the premier WRâ€™s in the NFL possibly going to a team that would have an immediate impact on any playoff run. Imagine Peyton Manning or Tom Brady throwing the ball to Fitz? Hell, I could become a Broncos or Patriots fan to watch that. Accumulating draft picks and freeing cap space are the only things the Cards realistically can accomplish before the trade deadline this year. At 0-3 in the division and the schedule only becoming more difficult itâ€™s time to think of the future and do the right thing and say good-bye to Larry. Of course Iâ€™d be ill for days knowing that Fitz is playing for someone else, but at the end of the day, so what? At least he would be able to resume his career and possibly get himself a ring. The Cards owe Larry nothing, other than whatâ€™s in his contract, but it would be a nice gesture to open the cage door and set the man free. But more importantly, it is the only thing the Cards can do at this point that makes any business sense now and in the immediate future. The only thing I would ask the Cards is if they do decide to move him, move him out of the division. I may be a cold-hearted SOB for even mentioning a Fitz exodus; I just donâ€™t want to be reminded of it any more than I would have to.