‘There is little question’ that Michael Floyd will play brilliantly this autumn as a Cardinal in the Valley of the Sun


Michael Floyd seems ready to fly as a Cardinal.

A “given” to be frequently targeted, Darren Urban reports “there is little question” that Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians is preparing wide receiver Michael Floyd for a “large load” in 2013.

Taken out of Notre Dame 13th overall in 2012, the 23-year-old Floyd caught 45 balls for 562 yards and two touchdowns as a rookie.

Establishing numerous school records in South Bend, the 6-foot-2, 220 pound Floyd is a tough and physically imposing athlete who understands the game and thrives on third downs.

Blessed with tremendous hands and able to complete the 40-yard dash in 4.47 seconds, the native Minnesotan will greatly benefit playing alongside newly acquired quarterback Carson Palmer.

Performing well last season as a Raider in “The Town,” the 33-year-old Palmer has connected on 189 scores, against 130 picks, for 29,465 yards since debuting as a professional.

Removed from a porous 5-11 campaign and competing against the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers in the brutal NFC West, Cardinals star Larry Fitzgerald will constantly face double teams.

Therefore, Floyd should be able to capitalize on one-on-one isolation routes downfield and become a brilliant playmaker in the Valley of the Sun.

Provided the former Irishman avoids firewater, “there is little question” that Michael Floyd will fly as a Cardinal this autumn.

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