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Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd excited to play together

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Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald got what he wanted on Thursday night when Arizona used its first-round draft pick on receiver Michael Floyd, and both men expressed excitement about playing together after the pick became official.

Fitzgerald, who like Floyd is from Minnesota, told the Arizona Republic that he thinks Floyd has exactly the right combination of skills to succeed in the NFL.

“In this league you have to be able to beat press man coverage on third down,” Fitzgerald said. “He is a big guy who has suddenness and can win on third down and make plays in the red zone.”

For his part, Floyd said after he was drafted that he thinks he can learn a lot from Fitzgerald.

“It’s exciting just knowing that he’s on the opposite side of me, one of the best receivers in the game,” Floyd said. “It’s a good learning experience for me to know when I get down there I’ll be able to learn from one of the best.”

The Cardinals have had one of the best since the day they chose Fitzgerald. Now they hope they finally have a good No. 2.

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19 Responses to “Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd excited to play together”
  1. jhart615 says: Apr 27, 2012 2:36 PM

    As a Jaguars fan, I was really torn between Blackmon and Floyd as to who was the top receiver in the draft. Obviously I’m happy with Blackmon, but Arizona got a great player with Floyd at 13. Him at Fitzgerald should be a great tandem together and it was just a very well done move by the Cardinals.

  2. tropboi11 says: Apr 27, 2012 2:37 PM

    Boldin? Have people really forgot him already?

  3. fin72 says: Apr 27, 2012 2:39 PM

    The Cardinals have had one of the best since the day they chose Fitzgerald. Now they hope they finally have a good No. 2
    ______________________________
    What was Anquan Boldin?

  4. 4thquartermagic says: Apr 27, 2012 2:39 PM

    “Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd excited to play together. With Kevin Kolb? Not so much.”

    There. Fixed.

  5. chawk12thman says: Apr 27, 2012 2:43 PM

    This move along with many others this past year has the NFC West getting better……This will be a tough Division for other teams this coming season.

  6. cali49er707 says: Apr 27, 2012 2:44 PM

    with general manager larry fitzgerald making decisions, cards fans should expect a bright future!! he brought in kolb & floyd
    i mean who really needs a o-line or anything that kind of stuff is overated!!

  7. gregm5s7 says: Apr 27, 2012 2:44 PM

    “they hope they finally have a good No. 2.”

    Anquan Boldin was a pretty good #2…

    I like the pick, but I think Early Doucet is way under utilized. Dude is a stud. AZ coming to battle next year #TeamSkelton

  8. dtrb10 says: Apr 27, 2012 2:46 PM

    Great pick this guy is a beast!!!

  9. pack13queens0 says: Apr 27, 2012 2:53 PM

    Fitzgerald is the most overrated receiver in the league & don’t expect much out of Floyd. You’ll never find a talented player to come out of Minnesota.

  10. broadstbully says: Apr 27, 2012 2:53 PM

    I always thought Anquan Boldin was an excellent number 2. Steve Breaston wasn’t too bad in AZ, either.

  11. xx4zu1 says: Apr 27, 2012 2:54 PM

    Now they just need to get a good quarterback although if Floyd can be half as productive as Fitz they may be able to turn Kolb into a HOF quarterback.

  12. djcarltonio says: Apr 27, 2012 2:55 PM

    Yeah they’re excited to be on the same team but who’s gonna get the ball to them??? Kolb? Ha!

  13. cletusvandam says: Apr 27, 2012 3:01 PM

    They are excited now,but wait until they remember who’s throwing them the ball. Skeleton or Kolb, not good either way.

  14. schmitty2 says: Apr 27, 2012 3:03 PM

    pack13queens0 says:
    Apr 27, 2012 2:53 PM
    Fitzgerald is the most overrated receiver in the league & don’t expect much out of Floyd. You’ll never find a talented player to come out of Minnesota.

    I would be embarrassed if I were you

  15. mstarkle says: Apr 27, 2012 3:07 PM

    Who is Skeleton???

  16. bigredjbird says: Apr 27, 2012 3:11 PM

    Opponents in the NFC West just got real nervous.

  17. jacksaysfu says: Apr 27, 2012 3:51 PM

    I was ecstatic that the Eagles moved up to #12 to draft Fletcher Cox , but for a split second I thought about Floyd being able to solve our red zone woes . For Philly I definitely prefer Fletcher Cox , but Arizona has two great WR’s now who are gonna be tough to cover . Great pick up.

  18. iluvbears says: Apr 27, 2012 6:16 PM

    “The F Troop” should really produce.

  19. mediasloppy says: Apr 27, 2012 6:32 PM

    Two MN guys in Arizona. Dammit that sucks for me. Congratz Arizona.

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