TEMPE, Ariz. The cynical view is that the Cardinals wasted a first-round draft pick on wide receiver Michael Floyd. With how badly the Cards need help on their offensive line, and with how little Floyd has impacted the offense this season, why shop for luxury when you still have basic needs to fill?
But that view is also short-sighted and short on evidence, with only the first nine games of the season to support the claim. Floyd cant do anything about those nine games -- or the play of the offensive line -- but he will have the opportunity to change perceptions over the final seven games of the season.
Michaels been playing well, coach Ken Whisenhunt said Tuesday. Hes going to be worked into our offense more. Thats deservedly so.
It doesnt matter whether youre a first-round pick or a free agent. If you do well enough and youve earned the chance to play, then youre going to play. That sends the right message for your team when that happens.
Whisenhunt certainly isnt unique amon...