Man Crush Monday: Michael Floyd
Living in Phoenix and not being a Cardinals fan gives me the advantage of being objective when it comes to watching the local football organization. Thanks to this, I was able to watch the entire Cardinals vs Seahawks game last night without having the anxiety attack that my Cowboys have given me the last seven weeks. With that, this week’s Man Crush Monday goes to Michael Floyd. Floyd had two touchdowns in the first half and a total of 113 yards for the game. He also had an awesome catch in triple coverage but it was called back due to a holding penalty, still a great play worth mentioning. He had to leave the game in the fourth quarter with a hamstring injury, so who knows what else he might have done.
Michael Floyd is a curious case, he hasn’t always been consistent and the emergence of John Brown has made him forgettable at times. There were some rumblings in the local press that he should be traded last offseason. In 2013 he had 1054 yards receiving but had regressed slightly last year. Here is one thing I noticed last night. When Floyd is playing well, he takes pressure off of Fitzgerald. The more consistent he is the longer Fitz will be relevant, and John Brown will only benefit from this as well. He laid the ground work last night for the Cardinals win, and he had to work for both of those TDs. Although Seahawks fans like to believe Richard Sherman is unbeatable, Floyd did just that for the first of his two scores. The second was first ruled down at the one yard line, but a review showed what I and Cris Collinsworth knew to be a touchdown. There were players out there that had bigger stats yesterday, but I felt given the opponent and the environment that Floyd deserved this one. Let’s see if he maintains this production and does his part to show that the Cardinals are for real.
Kevin McQuade covers the NFL for MFST, you can follow him on Twitter @kmcquade9.