by Ryan Wilson
In early 2004, the Cardinals were fresh off another disappointing season. Journeyman quarterback Jeff Blake had proven to be nothing more than that, Marcel Shipp wasn't even a replacement-level running back, and a rookie wideout named Anquan Boldin was about the only bright spot in an otherwise dismal situation.
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Denny Green was hired to fix all that. So it was with some surprise that the Cardinals, a team with needs at every position except wide receiver -- and particularly at quarterback -- would use the third-overall pick to select Larry Fitzgerald.
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