Michael Floyd flying over expectations
The Arizona Cardinals are now entering their 5th day of training camp, with a plethora of surprises already unwinding. Michael Floyd’s performance in training camp has already begun to turn heads around the valley. As he enters his 3rd season with the Cardinals, Floyd has emerged as a strong receiving target for quarterback Carson Palmer. Last season he improved upon a rather disappointing 2012 rookie campaign with a breakout performance. Floyd hauled in 1,041 yard receptions, while also eclipsing fellow receiver Larry Fitzgerald’s 954 receptions.
On Tuesday, Floyd continued to display signs of progression. After just one play, he managed to get a step ahead of cornerback Patrick Peterson, for a touchdown that sailed just beyond Peterson’s grasp. Later in the afternoon, Floyd hauled in another touchdown pass over the head of cornerback Justin Bethel. He received lots of praise from his quarterback earlier in the afternoon for his stature and incredible ability to overpower cornerbacks.
There is no debating Michael Floyd’s level of talent, and he certainly seems to be outperforming the competition. It’s encouraging news for Cardinals fans that are hoping for a big season. It’s what the Cardinals envisioned when they made Floyd their first selection at 13, in 2012.
Phoenix Sports-Kings Contributor Stephn Baldetti @StephnBdettiSK