December 30, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) stands on the field before the start of the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Cardinals: Larry Fitzgerald's 2012 Season Was His 'Most Frustrating'


We all know that Larry Fitzgerald’s 2012 season doesn’t reflect his talent, and we all know that Fitzgerald is mad about how 2012 turned out.

Now, he’s finally admitting how bad the season was for him. According to, Fitzgerald said, “It was the most frustrating season, or time, I’ve ever had.” Fitzgerald caught 71 passes for 798 yards and four touchdowns, which was his lowest touchdown total ever and his lowest receiving yards total since his rookie year.

None of it was Fitzgerald’s fault, either. Arizona’s quarterbacks combined to throw 21 interceptions and post an appalling 63.1 passer rating, as Ryan Lindley and John Skelton struggled mightily. Arizona went 5-11 in 2012, but it is poised for success in 2013. Carson Palmer signed with the Cardinals, and things have been going well with him and Fitzgerald.

The last time Fitzgerald had a solid, experienced quarterback (Kurt Warner), he dominated. In the 2008 NFL playoffs, Fitzgerald caught 30 passes and hauled in four touchdown receptions from Warner. Palmer and Fitzgerald have the potential to do the same thing, which definitely wouldn’t lead to frustration from Fitzgerald.

Expect Fitzgerald to bounce back in a major way in 2013, and don’t expect him to be frustrated with how the 2013 season plays out.

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