Larry Fitzgerald did not have the season he had hoped in 2013. Yes, the team won games and he scored 10 touchdown, but between a pair of hamstring injuries and an offense that struggled the first half of the season, he didn't achieve what many had hoped he would.
He finished the season with 82 catches for 954 yards.
It was an improvement on 2012, but still not the Fitz Cardinals fans are used to seeing.
However, according to NFL.com's Marc Sessler, Fitz is one of the candidates in the league to have a bounce back year offensively.
Sessler includes him in the category of "bound to improve."
He hasn't dialed up a 1,000-yard campaign since 2011 and might wind up elsewhere before long if Michael Floyd continues to evolve as a potential No. 1. While Fitzgerald's explosiveness is trending downward, his cap number -- an outrageous $23.6 million in 2015 -- is set to explode. Still, the 30-year-old owns some of the finest hands in the league. Look for Bruce Arians to line Fitz up inside and out, mirroring Reggie Wayne's 2012 role with the Colts. If he can stay healthy, he's a logical pick to improve on last year's 82-954-10 stat line.
It is completely believable, but there is one issue. This is what people were saying about Fitz a year ago heading into 2013.
Now, it is true that the offense is installed and the players know their roles. Last season there were lots of issues knowing their roles, especially among the receivers. There were times when we would even see Fitz line up and not know where he was to be or what he was to do.
Is Fitz "bound to improve"? Ideally, yes. But I would temper that label to say "likely to improve."
What do you all think?
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