St. Louis Rams: Pre-training camp Q&A with the Arizona Cardinals

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Jan 3, 2015; Charlotte, NC, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) catches a pass over Carolina Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly (59) during the fourth quarter in the 2014 NFC Wild Card playoff football game at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Have we seen the last of the big plays form Larry Fitzgerald? Is Michael Floyd set to take over the top wide out role?

"No, Fitz will still make big plays. Will he make as many?  Who knows.  He had a couple of really big plays last season that people seem to forget, including a 80-yard run and catch for a touchdown against the Eagles.  Most of the 80 yards was him running from defenders.  As for Floyd well, that’s still a question many of us are asking.  Fitz is officially listed as a number one but the Cardinals and fans want Floyd to take over that role permanently.  Floyd really had a down year in 2014.  His name has even been part of the rumor mill in trades.  They picked up his option in the offseason but that won’t preclude the Cards from moving him if they feel like he’s done growing here.  However, yes, the plan is for him to take over the number one spot."

What is your bold prediction for the Cardinals in 2015.

"Larry Fitzgerald will once again top 1,000 yards receiving and will score at least 7 TD’s and Carson Palmer will throw for 30 TD’s and 4,000 yards."

What is your season prediction for 2015.

"The Cardinals schedule is a little tougher this season in the sense they will have to travel a lot further this season, making six trips to the midwest or back east.  Going to St. Louis, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Detroit, and Philadelphia will be no easy time on the body clocks of the Cardinals players.  Last season they places they had to go from the Mississippi and east was St. Louis, Atlanta, and New York.  The other six road trips were in Denver, Seattle, Oakland, San Francisco, and Dallas.  So I do think there is a chance they don’t reach the 11-5 they hit last season but if Carson Palmer and Andre Ellington remain healthy along with everyone else, then I actually see then improving on last season.  So I’ve been going with a 12-4 record.  I’ll stick with that but it will not surprise me if they go 11-5.  The Cardinals schedule makers were very kind.  Three of the first four games at home and three of the last four at home, so the Cards have a chance for a quick start and a great finish."