Michael Floyd’s quiet new lifestyle helps him focus on football
Matt Stone | Boston Herald
With few outside distractions and the nearest major city being more than 30 minutes away from Foxboro, the New England Patriots’ newest wide receiver, Michael Floyd, is using that to his advantage.
“I don’t have family out here with me. I don’t have people calling me all day,” Floyd said when fielding questions after Wednesday’s practice, “There’s a lot of people I knew out there than I do out here, so that’s just what it is. It’s good to be strictly focused on the playbook and getting to know this offense, for sure. That takes up most of my time, really.”
The Patriots claimed Floyd off of waivers last month after he was released from the Arizona Cardinals following a DUI arrest. And it seems as though he has completely changed from his lavish lifestyle.
“It’s a different feeling,” Floyd said. “And being the new guy coming in, I think you’ve got to be up on everything, on your toes and just making sure that whatever they throw at you, you’re right on top of it, and you’re focused, and you’re ready whenever your name is called.”