After last years wait to trade for quarterback Kevin Kolb, the Arizona Cardinals lost out finding a quality number two receiver. They lost out on the few guys that were available. After the trade for Kolb was accomplished, the Cards excuse was they felt they already had their number two receiver on their roster, aka, Andre Roberts and/or Early Doucet. Of course, neither solidified themselves as the number two. So, here we are again in 2012, being held hostage by the quarterback position once again.
With the chase for Peyton Manning over the past week, the Cards have had to wait to spend any real money until Manning makes a decision. They gave Manning a deadline of today to decide if he wants the Cards or not, however even a three day wait after free agency started was too much. Teams pounced on the saturated market for receivers on Tuesday.
Wednesday came along and the Cards did bring in receiver Chaz Schilens for a visit, but that was it. They lost out on guys like Pierre Garcon, Reggie Wayne, Eddie Royal, and Laurent Robinson. Not that the Cards necessarily ever showed great interest in any of those guys. It’s the fact they are letting the best receivers go elsewhere, just like last season.
So, no the Cards are left scrambling once again. They could still sign a guy or two. There are still a few mid-level receivers out there, but I don’t know if any of them could be considered a true number two, There is also the draft and right now I’m inclined to say that may be the route they need to go to improve the receiving core.