Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 7/13/13
There's a sense of urgency for the Arizona Cardinals this offseason after coming off a not-so-stellar 2012. With the new addition of head coach Bruce Arians and veteran quarterback Carson Palmer, receiver Larry Fitzgerald looks to forget all about last season. "Look, this is a big year for me, coming off my worst season as a pro," Fitzgerald told USA TODAY Sports. "I know Carson wants to play well this year. This is a huge year, and we're leaning on each other. It's simple as that. I need him as bad as anybody, and I'm going to go out there and give everything I can for him." Fitzgerald and Palmer have been working together at the receiver's annual summer program at the University of Minnesota, and it's all about getting to know Arians' playbook, that 'features more formations, route adjustments and hot reads than Palmer is accustomed to executing' (per KFFL). With the addition of Palmer, the Cardinals can hopefully forget about the dismal carousel of QBs (John Skelton, Kevin Kolb, Brian Hoyer and Ryan Lindley) it trotted out last season that had Fitzgerald's stats hit an all-time low. "It was a rough season, in all aspects," Fitzgerald said. "But it's behind me now. I view that as a learning experience, something to never happen again. We've got a great new head coach and coordinator and system that have been brought in this year, and I'm excited about it. I think there will be some great opportunities."
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