Go Back   New Orleans Saints - blackandgold.com > Main > Saints

Michael Floyd?

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Michael Floyd, WR, New England Patriots Part of the reason Floyd has had a slow period in free agency is an impending multiple game suspension. He was arrested for a severe DUI in December that caused his release in Arizona. ...

Like Tree7Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-03-2017, 08:56 PM   #1
LB Mentallity
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 14,961
Blog Entries: 62
Michael Floyd?

Michael Floyd, WR, New England Patriots
Part of the reason Floyd has had a slow period in free agency is an impending multiple game suspension. He was arrested for a severe DUI in December that caused his release in Arizona. The Patriots played him in a few games afterwards. Floyd was a stud in Arizona with three seasons of 800 yards or more and he’s still only 27. This could be a low risk / high reward type thing. The Saints like to bring a veteran receiver to camp just to see what they have. Sometimes it’s a quick release (Hakeem Nicks, Steve Breaston, Greg Camarillo) and sometimes it’s a pleasant surprise (David Patton). My guess is he won’t be able to play to start the season but he could help the offense. After Mike Thomas, Willie Snead and Ted Ginn, Jr. – I don’t think anything is promised or set on the depth chart at receiver. Granted, this may be a guy the Saints look at down the road after his suspension is determined and he’s served it.

Five veteran free agents the Saints should consider post draft | The Saints Nation

"We may have lost the game, but you'll be hurting tomorrow." Doug Atkins
hagan714 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2017, 09:38 PM   #2
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 4,720
Re: Michael Floyd?

2nd time he wrecked his career with a DUI. Good WR but no. Lessons like that should only be learned once when that kind of money is at stake.
jnormand likes this.
Beastmode is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2017, 10:48 PM   #3
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: The Toilet of Idaho
Posts: 3,263
Re: Michael Floyd?

Hey I'm ok with giving a guy a second chance, but once it occurs more than once it's a habit. No thanks.
jnormand is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2017, 04:01 AM   #4
Site Donor 2015
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Thibodaux
Posts: 14,633
Blog Entries: 25
Re: Michael Floyd?

Terrific talent with a far worse terrible liability; had a family member who overcame alcoholism in a spectacular way - quit a nearly ten plus year habit(s) (smoking as well) cold turkey when faced with losing what family and never touched alcohol nor tobacco again.

Maybe sitting out with a suspension and not having a contract while suspended is what he needs to get his priorities straight...

It's looking like Minnesota will signing him anyways...
jeanpierre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2017, 04:06 AM   #5
Site Donor 2015
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Thibodaux
Posts: 14,633
Blog Entries: 25
Re: Michael Floyd?

After commenting on Minnesota taking Floyd, made me remember another WR candidate...

If we truly feel we have a roster spot to spare at WR, there's a practice squad receiver named Moritz Böhringer there who I'd love to develop with Curtis Johnson...

In fact, and in a bit of irony, Böhringer held his Pro Day last year at Florida Atlantic, where our one, and only, defensive end was drafted out of this year...

Moritz Böhringer has terrific size and speed, just poor development and coaching to this point in his career...
Rugby Saint II likes this.
jeanpierre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2017, 06:47 AM   #6
Hu Dat!
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 3,651
Blog Entries: 5
Re: Michael Floyd?

Unless he's clean and sober and we're totally convinced he's done a 180, no. Don't want a player with those alcohol problems coming to NOLA, for his own sake and others out on the road.
neugey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2017, 10:28 AM   #7
10000 POST CLUB
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Alexandria, La
Posts: 10,508
Re: Michael Floyd?

Originally Posted by neugey View Post
Don't want a player with those alcohol problems coming to NOLA, for his own sake and others out on the road.
Doesn't matter where he goes; an alchoholic will get his drink wherever and regardless where he is...

He's not going to change until he is ready to
Halo, jnormand, neugey and 1 others like this.
|Mitch| is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2017, 11:20 AM   #8
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2,654
Blog Entries: 2
Re: Michael Floyd?

Originally Posted by jeanpierre View Post
After commenting on Minnesota taking Floyd, made me remember another WR candidate...

If we truly feel we have a roster spot to spare at WR, there's a practice squad receiver named Moritz Böhringer there who I'd love to develop with Curtis Johnson...

In fact, and in a bit of irony, Böhringer held his Pro Day last year at Florida Atlantic, where our one, and only, defensive end was drafted out of this year...

Moritz Böhringer has terrific size and speed, just poor development and coaching to this point in his career...
He's the guy the people on NFL Network were interviewing during the draft last year and talking about his chances of being drafted, coming out of Germany with basically no experience, who then suddenly got drafted not long after, right?

That would be an interesting guy to develop, for sure. Not sure we'd be able to pull him away from his favorite team, but if the Vikings aren't overly committed to him, I imagine he'd go where someone wants him. Haven't heard anything about him since he was drafted, though, so I don't know how that's going.

If I had a nickel for every time I heard that, the NFL would fine and suspend me.
burningmetal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2017, 12:22 PM   #9
Site Donor
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Bayou Bayfield CO
Posts: 4,205
Re: Michael Floyd?

I think we have enough "projects" already.
Seer1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2017, 02:25 PM   #10
Site Donor
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 5,139
Re: Michael Floyd?

Cruz seems like a no-brainer
bring him him with an incentive-laden contract and see what happens
ScottF is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules

LinkBacks (?)
LinkBack to this Thread: http://blackandgold.com/saints/82654-michael-floyd.html
Posted By For Type Date Hits
The Latest New Orleans Saints News | SportSpyder This thread Refback 05-03-2017 09:26 PM 14
Michael Floyd? This thread Refback 05-03-2017 09:19 PM 3


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:57 PM.


Copyright 1997 - 2014 - BlackandGold.com
no new posts