Oct 27, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez (88) is tackled by Arizona Cardinals cornerback Jerraud Powers (25) during the first half at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
I won’t say I told you so…but…..yeah, you get it. The Arizona Cardinals, like most other teams, didn’t make any deals at the trade deadline. All the big names rumored to be moved, didn’t move. Aside from the fact rarely are there big deals leading up to the trade deadline, the fact is, most of the rumored deals are just that – rumors.
You always hear “sources say” but in today’s journalism world, we take the word “sources” as if there is a legitimate outlet behind it. The reality is, we don’t know. You don’t know, we don’t know where the rumors start. Sure some of it could be feelers put out by the organization in the mainstream to see what public perception is but in reality a lot of it just comes either from hope or things that could make sense.
In the case of Cards receiver Larry Fitzgerald it didn’t make any sense to move him and clearly the Cards never had any intent. Mind you, we are just purely speaking from a 2013 point of view. The off-season could be a different story. I still 100 percent believe in Fitz retiring as a Cardinal.
Guys like Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez and Vikings defensive end Jared Allen, who both were rumored to be moving, didn’t move. They stayed put, right where I thought they’d stay. In the end I think we would like to think the NFL is a lot like MLB when it comes to trades but in reality they are nothing alike. In MLB you can find that one guy to put you over the hump. Unless your one guy in the NFL is the quarterback, forget it. Oh and let’s be honest if it is the quarterback you are moving, you aren’t going anywhere this season anyway.