Bruce Arians “disappointed,” determining how to punish Michael Floyd

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Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd was having a disappointing season anyway.

Now, coach Bruce Arians is trying to figure out how best to punish him after Floyd’s DUI arrest after Sunday’s loss to the Dolphins.

During an interview with Alex Marvez and Bill Polian on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Arians said he was considering benching Floyd this week or other alternatives as allowed by the collective bargaining agreement with the NFLPA.

“Really nothing other than how disappointed I am in Mike,” Arians said when asked if he had any more details. “It set a bad example for those young fans out there. We talk about don’t be ‘The Guy.'”

Now, Floyd has become “The Guy,” and is about to become an example.

Floyd caught 52 passes for 849 yards last year, but has just 33 catches for 446 yards this year, which coupled with his second DUI arrest (along with one at Notre Dame), makes it a poor strategy for entering unrestricted free agency this offseason.

21 responses to “Bruce Arians “disappointed,” determining how to punish Michael Floyd

  1. If he was having the year he had last year Arians would have had a ‘we are aware of the situation and have no comment on an open case’ comment.

  2. Blame the Dolphins Bruce. After all, they made it rain only when you had the ball and called out fake snap counts right?

  3. And the entire universe was anointing this guy as the best coach in the history of football last year

  4. Well since he’s having a bad year and the Cards are essentially (if not actually) eliminated from playoff contention, it will be a much harsher punishment than if it was the other way around.

  5. thermanmerman99 says:
    Dec 14, 2016 11:33 AM
    And the entire universe was anointing this guy as the best coach in the history of football last year

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    I have to claim the minority on this one. You can tell a decent coach from a good/great one, not when they win, but with how they handle it when they lose.

    I’ve never seen a coach handle a loss worse than Arians. He may be the greatest football mind out there, but he is not a leader of men

  6. Some guys never learn to let somebody else drive. And what a time to get busted right before entering free agency. I’ve always wondered if agents sit these guys down and talk about stuff like that. But that doesn’t mean the player will listen.

  7. Arians may have turned out to be the biggest D-bag coach of all.
    “It only rained when we had the ball”…..really? Wow!

    He wears those ridiculous little hats to try to make himself seem sophisticated and intelligent. Epic Fail!
    He wants, so badly, to be thought of as a genius like Belichick.

    I think that I would rather listen to Harbaugh whine after a loss.
    I think that I would rather listen to Tomlin’s conspiracy theories after a loss.
    Pagano is an idiot, but at least he is funny to listen to.
    Bradley….he doesn’t really count as a head coach.
    Rex is a broken record, but he has the occasional, entertaining one-liner.
    Del Rio is actually likable.
    It is great to see the, “I am in way over my head” look on Bowles’ face after a game.

    Arians though….really no redeeming qualities.

  8. 2nd dui?

    Should be automatic time behind bars. What a pathetic human being. Give him a few days in jail and maybe he’ll wake up and grow up before he kills one of us

  9. sandman34rt says:
    Dec 14, 2016 1:05 PM
    2nd dui?

    Should be automatic time behind bars. What a pathetic human being. Give him a few days in jail and maybe he’ll wake up and grow up before he kills one of us

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    Don’t know the law in Arizona, but DUI is not a federal crime. Some states count DUI’s on your record from other states when considering past offenses (I know Cali does, for example), other states only consider offenses committed in that state. I’m assuming since he went to ND, he wasn’t in Arizona last time it he was caught

  10. House of Cards has fallen. Enjoy watching the Seahawks in the Super Bowl.

  11. Sounds like Michael Floyd needs some help battling his own demons. Obviously Bruce Arians knows that’s the real problem. When someone is as wealthy as Floyd, the options for tough love are limited.

    On top of all of that, the Cardinals need to make a business decision about Floyd. Right now I don’t envy Bruce Arians at all.

    If the Cardinals really care about Michael Floyd’s future as a human being, they’ll cut him right now and tell him to go rehab. The organization’s front door will still be open if/when he gets better.

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