It is not a shock to hear that the release of Michael Floyd has raised some issues within the Arizona Cardinals locker room.
Not that there will be dissension, but that likely not everyone agreed with the fate of the young wide receiver.
In his first interview since the release of his teammate for the past five years, Larry Fitzgerald had some interesting words.
Fitz on M. Floyd’s release: “I can’t give you my true feelings because people might get upset. Mike is like my brother."— Kent Somers (@kentsomers) December 15, 2016
I look forward to seeing or hearing what Fitz really thinks about this situation. Who is he upset with? Is it Mike or is he upset with how the Arizona Cardinals handled it all?
I think, based on just the comments, it sounds like he may be upset with the organization taking liberty with the “sending a message” idea.
Couple that with more comments from Fitz:
Fitz said saw Floyd Wed, will see him today. Didn’t want to comment on those conversations.— Kent Somers (@kentsomers) December 15, 2016
Fitz said a couple GMs, head coaches called him Wed to ask about Floyd. Recommended him highly.— Kent Somers (@kentsomers) December 15, 2016
It seems like Fitz understands that Floyd made a mistake in what he did.
On the other hand, it is clear that his relationship over five years with Floyd will cause Fitz to probably be a little over protective of Floyd in the situation, but it is one of those situations that is hard to gauge exactly the mood in the room.
It looks like, just based on the small comments we have from Fitz, that he is not a fan of the move.
What does this do moving forward for other relationships within the Arizona Cardinals organization?