To start, a disclaimer: Just because a player isn’t in Minnesota taking part in Larry Fitzgerald’s offseason workouts doesn’t mean anything particular. Guys can work out lots of places and be ready for training camp, and they are, even if the glare of a TV camera or a reporter isn’t around.
But it bodes well for the Cardinals that, after Larry Fitzgerald needled rookie receiver Michael Floyd on Twitter Monday for not coming out — like Fitz, Floyd is from the Twin Cities and is there anyway this time of year — Floyd showed up Tuesday and worked hard alongside some of his Cards’ teammates.
“That was my fault (not being here), just stuff with the whole situation,” Floyd said. “But it’s great. I know he wants the best for me and every time I’m out here with him, I work hard.”
Fitzgerald was teasing Floyd with his first message, but there was definitely substance to it. More and more, Fitzgerald — despite just being 28 — talks about being on the back half of his career and running out of time when it comes to getting back to a Super Bowl. It’s an exaggeration to a point, but it also speaks to Fitz’s desire to win a title. He needs guys like Floyd to be ready sooner rather than later. Maybe once in a while, that means a little nudge.
He had praise for his understudy today. He tweeted in part that Floyd “killed it 2day and led the group in all drills and (squatted) 400+ #beast.”
Like Floyd said, when he’s with Fitz, he works hard. Fitz will take that every time.
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