2. Fitzgerald’s performance in Super Bowl XLIII
Super Bowl XLIII isn’t Larry’s top moment. Trust me, this wasn’t an easy choice either. Some may criticize me heavily on this, as the team hasn’t gotten back to the big stage since. While it’s hard to say that this was as close to a championship the Cardinals have had since 1947, it’s the fact that the team lost the game.
Blame the loss on who you wish. Was it Warner’s pick? Did Boldin run the wrong route? Is it professional barricade Antrel Rolle? Do you still think that Santonio Holmes’ second foot wasn’t down?
Regardless, Fitzgerald had two touchdowns late in the game that had the Cardinals ready to win it all. Maybe if Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie wasn’t a rookie and let up all those 3rd and longs, or if Clancy Pendergast trusts his starting safety with his instincts.
In the end, it capped the best post-season by a receiver ever, with 30/546/7 in the team’s four playoff games. That’s a record that, indeed, will never be broken.