Sep 16, 2012; Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA; Arizona Cardinals tight end Todd Heap (86) is tackled by New England Patriots middle linebacker Brandon Spikes (55) during the second quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE
I know I’m tired of the Todd Heap saga. Aren’t you? This has nothing to do with the Arizona Cardinals tight end being an Arizona State guy and me a University of Arizona guy. This has everything to do with a great NFL tight end whose age has apparently caught up with him. Heap, who hasn’t played since week two against the New England Patriots, has been questionable every week. He’s been limited in practice yet once again this week as the Cards get ready to face the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
Last week before the team broke for their bye week time off, Heap met with coach Ken Whisenhunt prior to practice, something considered unusual given the fact it took place during the first 20 minutes of practice when media can report what is taking place out on the field. If it was a pep talk telling Heap the team needed him, well it apparently didn’t work. If Heap is truly injured and can’t give it a go, then he needs to go and fast.
I was one of the most excited to see Heap signed right after the lockout ended last year. I truly thought he would bring a lot to the table. However, now that he has missed more games than played in during his short tenure with the Cards, it is clear the only thing he is bringing to the table is a fat paycheck for doing nothing.
I wish Heap all the best. I really do, however it is time to cut losses. The Todd Heap we all knew is gone. He is merely a shell of his former self. I’m not even sure I’d want him to give it a go at this point. He’s been out for two months. The Cards just need to thank Heap and move on.