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I need a break from the Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald (11) is upended by Carolina Panthers' Kurt Coleman (20) in the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

The bye week comes at a good time. Not just for the Cardinals players, but for the fans. This has been a tough relationship this year. We have had our ups and downs, that’s for sure. But the truth is we need a little separation, some time apart. Time to think. Time to evaluate this relationship and where it is going.

We were so happy just a few short months ago. The sky was the limit. It was us against the world. There was no stopping us. We had our whole future right there in front of us. All I did was think about you. You had my heart. And now look at us. We are miserable together. We can’t get along. All the complaining, arguing, second guessing and flat out frustration. It’s not healthy.

We need a break. Maybe the time apart will do us some good. Maybe we will realize just how much better we are with each other than without. Maybe absence will make the heart grow fonder. I’m not sure about all of that. But I’m going to take this time and use it in a positive manner. I have the World Series to watch. I need to check out the new young Suns players and a team that tested Oklahoma City on the road and Golden State at home. I might read a book, watch a few movies. Get caught up on some shows I started to watch then stopped like “House of Cards” and “Sons of Anarchy.” Maybe hit a movie or two — that new “Hacksaw Ridge” looks good.

I’m sure I will miss you at times, that I’ll long for the days when we were happy. Maybe we can have those times again. I sure hope so because when we were good, we were really good. Other fan bases envied us.

But something got lost these last couple of months and I really can’t put my finger on it. We’ve grown apart. I don’t need a Dr. Melfi, but I will tell you my friends don’t help matters. All they do is complain about their relationship with you, too. So I may need to change the subject when they start to talk about you or maybe distance myself from them.

I don’t know where our relationship goes from here. I know that I am willing to try to work things out. But right now, I do think it’s best if we just took some time apart. Used the bye week to clear our minds. I have put so much time into this relationship, but I don’t really feel I am getting out of it what I put into it. I’d like to tell you it’s not you, it’s me. But really it’s both of us.

So let’s take this time apart and see where things go. We have invested too much to totally give up on us but I’m sure a little time apart will help us both realize what we have. I’ll put you in my calendar for a few weeks from now. We can make a date of it. How about Sunday, Nov. 13, mid-afternoon? We can try to work things out again on that day.

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