So what's it going to be, Cardinals?
We had been waiting since 1947 for you to get back around to hosting a playoff game. Then, you managed to get to the Super Bowl on a historic postseason hot streak. Don't leave us now, we haven't even gotten around to calling you a good team yet!
At least let us get sick of your success first. We are more than ready for that final hurdle to be cleared. Saying we are eager to see you put together three or four division championships in a row is an understatement. We are downright starving to see you become the consistently dominant team you have the talent to be.
A 4-3 record is not bad, especially considering you've already had a three-game winning streak and are a magnificent 3-0 on the road. We've seen you whup the perennial super power New York Giants and make the Seahawks look like a high school team.
Yet it is now or never, Cardinals. Anquan Boldin is dangerously close to the magical age of decline (30), and Kurt Warner turns 90 in December.
For real, how much longer can the dynamic quartet of Fitzgerald, Boldin, Breaston and Warner stay together? NFL life is fleeting; we need more than not bad.
The Cardinals have all that passing prowess, plus a young and talented duo in the backfield. What is the reasoning behind Beanie Wells and Tim Hightower not getting on the field at the same time at least a couple of times a game again? Please remind me, because I fail to see how opponents could stop that.
We should be tearing opponents apart! This team has the firepower to post a 50-burger every time out.
I want more than offensive weaponry; I want to see intensity. Not every other game, but every snap. Play as if you have something to prove even when you don't. Less talented teams can always accomplish more with the proper amount of determination and desire.
Imagine what you can be with the combination of superior talent AND conviction. If you can't imagine I'll go ahead and spell it out for you—Super Bowl champions.