Do the Arizona Cardinals Have the Best Receiving Corps in the League?
By Cyle Gill
Jul 26, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) makes a catch during training camp at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
As a Cardinals fan, I want to believe that Arizona has the best quarterback, the best running game, receiving corp, defensive line, linebacker unit, and the best corner back in the game. As a human, playing the game called life, I have to deal with reality.
Larry Fitzgerald is one of the top three wideouts in the game, Michael Floyd was last year’s first round pick, and Andre Roberts had his best season last year. While this unit is very well capable of putting up good numbers, all three have to put up top number for their positions to be considered the best.
As much as it kills me to say this, I’ve got to, so here it goes.
I think the Seattle Seahawks has the best receiving corp with Percy Harvin, if he can overcome his migraines, there’s Sidney Rice and Golden Tate, who both can start for any team in the league, and then there’s Zach Miller who shores up the tight end spot. If history repeats it’s self, then Russell Wilson is going to have a sophomore slump and they won’t end up being the best.
The Green Bay Packers just might have the best receiving corp with Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, James Jones, and Jermichael Finley. With Aaron Rogers at the helm, it’s said that Cobb could lead the league in receptions this season.
The Dallas Cowboys could be one of those teams that could be fighting for that number one spot with Dez Bryant, Miles Austin, and Jason Witten. Even if they do get that number one spot, there’s no need to be worried about getting beat by Tony Romo in the playoffs.
This season’s best wideout unit, in my opinion is, Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker, and Wes Welker of the Denver Broncos. Can Peyton Manning get the Broncos to the Super Bowl, he took a Colts team with an average defense to the big show twice.
As for the Cardinals, I believe that they will do very well with Carson Palmer at the helm, and they could very well be a top ten unit with the talent that they have. But in order to be the best in the league, Palmer, Fitz, and everyone else needs at least a seasons worth of work with each other to fully get on the same page.
So there you have it. Who I believe has the best wideouts, who I think is going to have the best receiving corps, who I believe folds like a lawn chair under pressure, and that to expect more from the Cardinals next season then this year, even though I believe they can cause some damage this season.