"[I]t's going to help the overall passing game a lot from a play-action standpoint and a drop-back standpoint," Goodwin said of Ginn's arrival per the Arizona Republic. "It's going to help Larry (Fitzgerald) and Michael (Floyd)."
The thinking is that Ginn will attract enough coverage to keep extra defenders from playing tight on Fitzgerald and Floyd. Without a third receiver boasting speed like Ginn, Fitzgerald had 954 yards and 10 touchdowns while Floyd posted 1,041 yards and five touchdowns.
Floyd had 65 catches for 1,041 yards and five touchdowns in 2013, but Arians thinks he can improve this season.
"Michael Floyd is still developing," Arians said in an interview with CBSSports.com at the NFL owners meeting. "He became a 1,000-yard receiver, but he can improve as much this year as he did last year. His consistency level. He learned how to play hurt, he played through injuries and he made big plays. But he lost a lot of big plays. I have a tape for him to watch when he gets back. A good one and a real bad one. We need to eliminate that real bad one."
“I think Michael is starting to reach his potential,” Arians told the team's website. “He still needs to be more consistent each week. He played through injuries for the first time which is a huge step for a young player to play through injuries. A lot of times they just sit themselves down. He wanted to win, he wanted to help us win. I thought he made great strides. This year, can he do it again?”
Floyd came down with a 44-yard reception in the third quarter, his longest gain of the day. He caught six of 12 passes thrown in his direction for 91 yards in a 23-20 defeat, finishing the season with a team-high 1,041 yards and five touchdowns on 65 grabs.
Floyd came down with a leaping, acrobatic 31-yard reception in the end zone for a touchdown to give Arizona the lead with 2:13 remaining in the game. He was targeted five times in a 17-10 victory.
Floyd will look to keep rolling in Week 17 against the 49ers. He caught four passes for 44 yards and a touchdown his last time out against San Francisco this season.
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