So what needs to change? Everything. Receivers, tight ends, running backs, they all need to be on the same page as Palmer. As it stands right now though, it could be just Fitz, John Brown, and Jaron Brown at wideout on Sunday. If Floyd can’t go, maybe J.J. Nelson can get going? He’s only got one reception so far. He did miss the game against Tampa Bay due to injury.
The next two games are division games, one at home and one on the road. Both are within four days of each other. The Cardinals do not have the luxury to take time to improve on the things that are “correctable” as coach Bruce Arians put it.
If they are truly correctable, correct them now. The season isn’t getting any younger. There is still time to right the ship but for now, everyone is struggling.
When other teams know only one receiver can be relied upon like Fitz, he’s going to draw attention. That will take the ball out of his hands.
The only way Fitz is going to be able to find himself 100 receptions and others improve their performances is to focus on the task at hand. There is no time to wait another three or four weeks to feel it out. That should have been done in preseason.
No one is perfect. Mistakes are going to happen. That’s not what I’m talking about here. Catch a ball or two. Run a route correctly.
Turnovers are going to still happen no matter how hard you work between Sunday’s to fix the problem. Consistency is the key.
However the only consistency the Cardinals have right now is inconsistency. Palmer can’t do it on his own and when he tries, bad things happen. Let’s not get Buffaloed again.