Michael Floyd continues disappointing play

AP

Cardinals receiver Michael Floyd is compiling a disappointing season in Arizona, with his most disappointing game yet coming on Thursday night.

Floyd was held without a catch for the first time in more than a year on Thursday night, and had an ugly drop among the three times Drew Stanton threw to him.

So far this season Floyd has 12 catches for 170 yards, putting him on pace for the least-productive season of his five-year career.

Floyd was checked for a concussion two weeks ago, but he didn’t miss any playing time and there has been no other indication that he’s suffering from an injury.

As the Cardinals’ first-round pick in 2012, Floyd is making $7.32 million in his fifth-year option season. He’ll be a free agent in March, and so far he isn’t doing much to earn himself a big contract.

17 responses to “Michael Floyd continues disappointing play

  1. Any WR would have a hard time putting up numbers being behind the likes of David Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald, John Brown, etc.

    Not to mention having INT machines for your quarterback.

  2. Bruce Arians and Cardinals fans seem to be thumping their chests but that one ugly football game.

    Punts all around, bad defense, if it wasn’t for 49ers absolutely terrible offensive play lead by Gabbert this would have been down to the wire.

    Thursday Night Football has produced maybe 2 memorable games in the last 3 years.

  3. He can be as good as anyone but he just seems like he doesn’t care. He is in a contract year. No one will sight him. Well maybe Cleveland or Seattle if you want to be a on a team that doesn’t throw tow WR and Seattles Coach cheats like hell. It’s illegal to be on the field unless a timeout. If the called Carroll for being on the field the hawks would never get past their own 10 yard line.

  4. This has been a huge fall. He was about to become the #1 receiver and many would argue that he became that before Palmer’s injury in 2014. He’s just never been the same since with Fitzgerald’s reemergence in the slot and John Brown becoming a focal part of the offense with the emphasis on deep shots in the Arians system.

  5. The Cardinals won so poorly against the 49ers. Yeah yeah, a win is a win, just ask the Ravens. But still. The Cardinals are not consistent. Their game planning is just bad. The Cardinals only got great in the second half when they realized David Johnson is unstoppable.

    Well, I know the Cardinals are going to be the new 2000s Vikings now. Running back that everyone knows is going to run on first down, and then poor passes the rest of the time around. Yay. The recipe for being too bad to win playoff games but too good to get great draft picks.

  6. With teams preparing to hit “mid-season form”, if his out put doesn’t improve by then, then it’s just not going to be his year. You would like to think that it would be his year, being that millions of dollars are at stake in his behalf. Pretty soon, the excuse of “team chemistry” and “scheme”, will run out.

  7. A credible agent must be able to temper expectations on their client so the pressure to perform, especially in a contract year, does not negatively impact their performance. Also, Floyd needs to relax and let the game come to him. If a simple bubble screen or a ten yard out will get him going, it would be in his best interest to speak to the OC about incorporating simple pass plays into the game plan before getting him down the field.

  8. A credible agent must be able to temper expectations on their client so the pressure to perform, especially in a contract year, does not negatively impact their performance. Also, Floyd needs to relax and let the game come to him. If a simple bubble screen or a ten yard out will get him going, it would be in his best interest to speak to the OC about incorporating simple pass plays into the game plan before getting him down the field.

    Or, it could be his skill set has been replicated by other players and he is getting phased out….

  9. mataug ,
    That’s no coincidence. I’ve often herd coaches preparing for these games say they don’t practice at all for them. So is there a wonder that the games stink?

  10. I was watching Baseball so I missed the game last night. But I was at the Buffalo/Arizona game, and man, Floyd dropped a few balls early that halted a few drives that, in my opinion, could’ve changed the tone of the game. He’s looking more like a Reuben Randle or Mario Manningham than any game-changing receiver. He’ll hit the market, get slightly overpaid, and disappear into obscurity.

  11. I wasted a 5th round pick on you, Floyd! Better pick it up or you’re gonna be let go (by me this season and the Cards immediately after).

  12. This idea that Floyd is playing bad football is a mirage.

    A combination of a tough early schedule plus the loss of Palmer makes it look a little worse than it is.

    He scored versus the Bucs and Rams. He was second in yards versus Buffalo, with 65 (higher than Fitz), in a game where the rest of the Cards offense was basically shut down.

    As long as Palmer regains his health and stays healthy, the Cards’ offense will find its rhythm — which it really hasn’t yet — and Floyd will be productive in the way he was last year.

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