Michael Floyd is a quiet guy who would much prefer to shy away from attention once the game is over. The way he’s playing, there’s no ducking the spotlight. It’s been a breakout season for the big, young Arizona Cardinals wide receiver. In each of the past two games, the second-year pro from Notre Dame has surpassed 100 yards receiving, something no Arizona receiver has accomplished since Larry Fitzgerald did it in the final two games two years ago. Floyd’s 297 yards receiving in those two games are the most by a Cardinals player since Rob Moore’s 302 in consecutive games 16 years ago. Typically, he didn’t have much to say about his performance. “I just go out there and make plays,” Floyd said on Wednesday, his 24th birthday. “That’s what my job entails, so that’s what I do. I’m happy when I have a good game and we get a victory.” At 6-foot-2 and 215 pounds, he has the strength to overwhelm smaller defenders and break tackles once he has caught the ball. His strong sophomore season has helped the Cardinals to a 7-4 record, and three straight victories, going into Sunday’s’ game at Philadelphia. Floyd’s last two performances have come despite a sore shoulder. Two weeks ago, it almost kept him out of Arizona’s 27-13 victory at Jacksonville. All he did was catch six passes for 192 yards, including a 91-yarder from Carson Palmer, the team’s longest pass play since 1988 and sixth-longest in franchise history.
Cards' Floyd having breakthrough season
Courier-Post | Nov 30