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Michael Floyd on being with Patriots: ‘It’s kind of the place for me. Not too many things to do around here’

01.11.17 at 3:12 pm ET
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Michael Floyd is enjoying his time in New England. (Reinhold Matay/USA Today Sports)

Michael Floyd is enjoying his time in New England. (Reinhold Matay/USA Today Sports)

FOXBORO — Michael Floyd has been a member of the Patriots for roughly a month.

The receiver, who was claimed by the Patriots on Dec. 15 after being released by the Cardinals post a DUI arrest, feels New England is a good place for him.

“I like it,” Floyd said. “It’s kind of the place for me. Not too many things to do around here. Actually, I like the culture that the team brings and the chemistry with the guys.”

Added Floyd: “I think it’s just a different attitude here. I different feeling. Being the new guy coming in, I think you have to be up on everything, on your toes, making sure that whatever they throw at you, you’re right on top of it and you’re focused and you’re ready for whenever your time is called.”

Living in the Foxboro area is likely a much different situation than he had in Arizona. Floyd was asked about being a young player in the league with having a lot of money along with some celebrity status, and if that could be considered a bad thing.

“I kind of act like I am broke,” Floyd said. “That’s how I am. Yeah, there’s obviously different things that you can do. Where I am staying right now, it’s kind of a place for me. I can really actually just focus in on football and I can get to work in less than three minutes. I really like it.”

Despite playing in only two games, Floyd feels welcomed by his teammates.

“I feel good here,” he said. “I feel welcome and I think that’s the guys here, the culture and how this organization is. They brought me in here and I felt very comfortable and I’ve been here for quite some time. That is always a good feeling for a new guy coming in when you get that feeling from the team.”

Floyd’s biggest play as a Patriot was his huge block against the Dolphins when he was able to spring Julian Edelman for a 79-yard touchdown.

“It was a 80-yard touchdown or something like that, right?” he said. “That was basically like me scoring. I sprung open Jules and he did the rest.”

Unlike some other Patriots players, Floyd actually has some postseason experience from his time in Arizona. He is looking forward to helping the team in any way that he can.

“It’s just going out there and making plays,” he said. “I know what I can do and what my ability is. When my time is called, I’ll be there to make a play. You just have to go out there and make it do the best of your ability to get the job done.”
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