Aug 07, 2012; St. Joseph, MO, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd (15) runs with the ball during the Kansas City Chiefs and Arizona Cardinals practice at Missouri Western State University. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE
In Ken Whisenhunt's final Flagstaff press conference before Friday's game, he spoke about first round pick Michael Floyd and how he has improved. Tyler Nickel was there to hear it for SB Nation Arizona. It is possible that Floyd could find himself in the starting lineup by the end of the preseason, but that will depend on Floyd himself, based on what Whiz said.
"I've seen progress. He's done some good things for us. I think the way he works on the field consistently; he's been consistent."
Whiz also didn't rule out the possibility of Floyd working his way up the depth chart before the season begins. He reiterated that Floyd needs to remain consistent and, "if he wants to get on the field and play and contribute, he better do it well or do it the right way."
There is the possibility of Floyd even starting the season as the #2 receiver, which Whisenhunt didn't rule out. Instead, he noted that there are still three games and plenty of time left for Floyd to prove himself. "To the degree of his involvement is up to him," Whisenhunt said.
I think we all would be pleased to see this. While the coaching staff is very high on Andre Roberts, there are still many that believe that he is best suited to play in the slot. Now, if Roberts is the starter, that just could mean that he gets used in multiple roles. He would play outside in two receiver sets and then move inside when they go three and four wide.
But should Floyd move up and land the number two spot on the depth chart, it actually could make things less complicated for everyone.
It would also make sense if he could do it because the team committed a first round pick to take him. You want those guys being starters.
I still don't see that happening in the preseason. History is not on Floyd's side. It takes an injury to get a rookie in the lineup.
Tell us how excited it makes you feel to know that Floyd is coming around. Do you think he will be starter come Week 1 against the Seahawks?
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