TEMPE, Ariz. Carson Palmer has worked with plenty of top-end receivers in his 10-year NFL career. He had Chad Johnson, Terrell Owens and T.J. Houshmandzadeh at various stages of his seven-year run in Cincinnati.
Despite that lengthy brush with greatness, Palmer is at a loss for words when trying to describe what he sees in Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald.
Ive been around him long enough to get a good feel for him, so thats not the problem, but I still cant put my finger on it, the Cardinals quarterback said. Theres not just one thing that separates him. He can do it all and hes done it all, and yet hes not finished. Hes just special.
Fitzgeralds special talents have been on display for nine seasons in Arizona, and he has topped 1,000 yards five times in the last six seasons. But those impressive stats are precisely why the presence of Palmer is so tantalizing in its possibilities.
Fitzgerald may have dropped to 798 yards, four TDs and a career-low 11.2 yards per catch last seas...