In 2013, receiver Michael Floyd at times looked like he was the team's best receiver. He finished with 65 catches, five touchdowns and over 1000 yards. Over the last half of the season, he averaged nearly 20 yards per catch.
According to Carson Palmer, 2014 should be even better.
Palmer was a guest on Arizona Sports 98.7 on the Doug and Wolf Show and said, "I think the year that Mike's going to have is going to shock some people."
He raved about how hard Floyd has worked this offseason.
"I'm so proud of Mike Floyd and so excited to see what he's going to do this year," he said. "He and I trained this whole offseason together since late January and he's worked really, really hard to get more fluid and a little bit more explosive and more flexible."
The results have been great so far in OTAs. I have seen several deep pass connections for touchdowns in practice.
Floyd's development in 2014 is almost vital to the Cardinals' future at wide receiver. It is largely believed that Larry Fitzgerald is likely playing his final season for the Cardinals because of an almost $24 million salary cap number his contract has in 2015.
If that is so, having Floyd become that dominant number one receiver will be essential.
Consistency will be the key. He had six games with at least 80 yards receiving, including two over 100 yards. He also had six games with less than 40 yards receiving.
Can Floyd take that next big step and become a big time receiver? How glad are you that he has been working with Palmer in the offseason? Can he make Larry Fitzgerald expendable after this season, especially if Ted Ginn and John Brown develop and perform well?
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