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Cardinals Success Relies on Duo Returning

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 18:  Wide receiver Anquan Boldin #81 of the Arizona Cardinals looks on against the Philadelphia Eagles during the NFC championship game on January 18, 2009 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Kristian SiutaCorrespondent IIMay 26, 2009

Every Arizona Cardinals fan knows that Larry Fitgerald was the MVP of the team last year. However, the chemistry on offense was crucial with Kurt Warner at the helm, Fitzgerald and Boldin out wide, and Edgerrin James or Tim Hightower in the backfield.

Could you imagine what the team would be like this upcoming season without Boldin lining up wide? If you can't, then picture this: Fitgerald and Breaston with the third wide receiver being Jerheme Urban!

Boldin caught two passes in the Cardinals Wild Card round victory over the Falcons, one of which went 71 yards to the house, for a touchdown! He was an integral part of the "Red Birds" opening round victory against the Falcons. 

Even on a banged up hamstring in the Super Bowl, the Steelers could not stop the dynamic duo of Boldin and Fitzgerald. Anquan finished with eight catches for 84 yards and his partner in crime finished the game with seven catches for 127 yards and two touchdowns. 

Larry Fitgerald clearly outshined all other receivers in the league during the playoffs, but teamed up with Anquan Boldin, when healthy, can be an unstoppable tandem that would give defensive coordinators nightmares.  

Amid news this week that Boldin fired agent Drew Rosenhaus, this could be a good sign for the Cardinals, seeing as Rosenhaus would not allow any player he represents to sign a deal without hitting the team's bank account first. However, Boldin and the Cardinals have not ruled out a trade either. This saga could go into training camp with much more drama to come.


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