When Michael Floyd, ex of Notre Dame, was drafted back in April, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, ex of Stanford, decided to comment on Floyd’s arrival in the division. To be fair, Sherman was answering a question from a fan, but he tweeted “I’m going to wear him out again.” It was a reference to the yearly Stanford-Notre Dame games. When the two teams met in 2010, Floyd had eight catches for 110 yards but Stanford won handily.
The two will get a chance to go up against each other again Sunday.
Floyd said he doesn’t know Sherman at all, other than seeing him on the field. Floyd wasn’t going to be drawn into some verbal battle. “That’s some people’s personality,” Floyd said. “You take a little grain of salt with whatever he says. You play the game out on the field and whoever wins, wins.”
Sherman did apparently trash-talk A.J. Green and even Peyton Manning before his Floyd comment, so it’s not unusual. But Floyd isn’t the kind of person to get caught up in all that. He speaks evenly and thoughtfully with anything asked of him. He doesn’t look or sound like he has any interest in getting emotional, and that includes thinking about his first “real” NFL game Sunday.
“Every time I touch the field, preseason or not, I take it seriously,” Floyd said. “You never know if there is a new person out there who has never seen me play, so you always want to give your best effort.
“Sometimes when you lay in bed, you reflect with how you got here. But mostly you live it day-by-day.”
I know the next question is going to be how much Floyd will be involved Sunday. I’ve said it since he was drafted and nothing has changed — I expect him to be fourth in the pecking order behind Fitz, Roberts and Doucet, but I expect him to be in certain packages. I don’t expect him to light it up, but he’ll play a role.
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