Sep 15, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd (80) catches a pass under pressure from Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Brandon Hughes (27) during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Malcom Floyd Plans On Attending Offseason Workouts


Malcom Floyd is going to keep working. He is going to keep pushing through and keep pushing his way back onto the football field. After the scary neck injury that he suffered last season, there were many questions about him hanging his cleats up to protect his future. He has a different mind-set though. He wants to get back onto the field to test things out. He wants to be back with his teammates. The firs step will be the offseason workouts next week:

“I’ll definitely be there for that,” he said with his trademark ear-to-ear smile. “I’m excited to be back and just be around my teammates again. You don’t realize how much you take for granted until you go through something like I did, so it feels good to be back. I know I’m in good hands with (Head Athletic Trainer) James Collins and his staff. I’m listening to their advice and to my body, and I feel like I’m in a good position right now. I feel really good running and everything.” (Ricky Henne via Chargers.com)

Having Malcom back on the football field would be a huge boost for the offense. Keenan Allen stepped up last year and showed that he can be a star in this league. Malcom has been working with Philip Rivers and the offense for years and they have developed a chemistry that cannot be taught. Having both Allen and Floyd on the field at the same time would be a huge win for the offense.

We still are not out of the woods yet. This will be the first step in his return to the game. He still has a lot more work to do and a lot of hurdles to clear. He hasn’t been 100% cleared for football activities yet. He still has to get back in football shape. The work has just started, but we will be rooting for him every step of the way.

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  • Marcel West-Bailey
    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      i lvove gifs!

      • Marcel West-Bailey

        You aren’t gonna believe this but they actually talked about the Chargers on ESPN today lol specifically about Floyd coming back. It was amazing lol

        • Sergio Quintero

          I feel like the girl with GIF on that one, the 4 letter actually gives a shit about the chargers, stop the presses.

          • Marcel West-Bailey

            You and me both. I’m excited for him because when I saw that game when he got injured I thought he may have clocked out for good. I was just surprised. Like, they’ve never done this before. Talking about SD was a new experience for them.

          • NativeSanDiegan

            Chris Berman has always liked the Chargers and their “powder blues” and hasn’t made any effort to hide it.

          • Sergio Quintero

            Berman is a host for their monday night & pre game packages, but their day to day NFL programming like NFL Live & NFL Insiders you will be very hard pressed to get anything more than a 2 minute mention in a week, small market equals irrelevance.

          • NativeSanDiegan

            In years past, when Chargers had great talent and coaching, they were favored to win big games and even the Super Bowl. They got plenty of love from ESPN as well as other analysts. These days you just have a bunch of “talking heads”, especially on pre-game shows which I don’t bother watching any more.

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            well that is true

          • NativeSanDiegan

            Back on point, I’m overjoyed for Malcom. It looks like he can at least live a normal life. Hoping for the best for him; have always loved him. After that hit I was wondering if he’d ever even walk again. A lot of prayers are being answered. He and KA can be interchangeable #1&2 receivers. Kind of like the Saints

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          i dont believe it.. haha

    • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

      You know this ; )

    • C.Steele

      Oh Hell Yeah! I felt the same way, when I saw the headline!!! LOL! Absolutely love this GIF! #GoBolts!

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    That’s awesome, I would still draft a WR somewhat early and have him getting ready for any type of injury to anyone. Can’t have M80 go down again and have no backup plan.

    • Sergio Quintero

      I’m sure that how they are looking at it, I expect that somewhere between rounds 1-4 they will bring in a WR to either compete with Brown or learn under Floyd.

      • Diegoblue

        We most definitely need a another WR in Rds 1-4 with all the depth this year we could find a good one.

        • Sergio Quintero

          Rounds 2-3 seem to be prime area, for clusters sake:
          Round 2: Adams, Robinson, Moncrief
          Round 3: Moncrief, Lattimer, Richardson, Landry

          • Diegoblue

            I like em all .. We need one of these guys and we could get one… Another weapon for 17

          • Sergio Quintero

            Any favorites??
            For me Moncrief or Lattimer in the 3rd or Huff/Ellington in the 4th.

          • Diegoblue

            If I had a choice it would Moncrief.. A physical beast.. His route running is very smooth from some of the film I saw on him.. I think he would be an absolute steal in the third Serg.

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          i would still be all over a wide receiver as well, but more toward the back half of the 1 through 4 if he is available. round 3 or 4 would be nice with the deep draft.

          • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

            Yep.

  • BoltNative

    We all miss his sticky hands and acrobatic catches especially Rivers! Whether we draft a WR or not, we still have Tutu, L. Green, and Woodhead that can line up as receivers as well. Also, every RB and TE can catch.

  • Anthony95

    Good news for Floyd. That is a scary injury he has and really shouldn’t play anymore risking being paralyzed isn’t worth it.

    For SD, changes nothing for draft needs: NT, CB, RG, pass rusher, KR, C, and WR

    • Sergio Quintero

      And you probably can add OT (Dunlap is a free agent after the season) and Safety (some on this page think this is a major need) to that list.

      • Anthony95

        Dunlap played great and is only going to be 29 in Sept. He will be signed to a long-term deal after the season as I bet Telesco probably wants to see if he can stay healthy.

        At Safety, people are crazy. Weddle is a stud at FS so they have to be speaking about SS. Gilchrest played well, Addae is a gem, and Taylor is coming back from injury but was drafted in RD 3 and 73rd overall with high hopes.

        Others have said pass rusher. They aren’t realizing that we didn’t have Ingram and Freeney at same time on the field and both were putting pressure on QB when they played last year. Together they will be fine.

        Strategy
        1. Fill immediate must have needs first: NT & CB.
        2. Upgrade at RG which allows us to restructure Clary or drop either way, Clary will be gone in 2015 so having this pick is a smart move
        3. C is a bigger need as Hardwick is retiring after 2014. This draft has a few solid C including as BoltNative mentioned, Marcus Martin (who is my favorite as well since this guy has a nastiness to him that you need at C).
        4. pass rusher OLB – to add depth this year and eventually take over for Freeney
        5. KR – we must have someone who can change the game and field position on one play
        6. WR – can’t rely on Floyd

    • BoltNative

      My draft needs are in the same order. Perhaps a Center that can double as Guard or visa versa in the 3rd – Marcus Martin being that person that everyone likes.

  • Sergio Quintero

    Nice to put the imagination to work, Allen & Floyd on the outside, and Gates & Green on the field most of the time as the chargers transition to a full time 2 TE’s offense. With Green & Gates getting matchups on a corner they can create a mismatch with.

  • 1961 Fan

    Malcom should retire and be thankful he was not paralyzed and still has some of his faculties. The Bolts are foolish to entertain bringing him back. He is still young and should walk off now before it is too late.