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Could this be the year that Malcom Floyd stays healthy?

By Ernie Padaon

Jan 1, 2012, Oakland, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers receiver Malcom Floyd (80) is pursued by Oakland Raiders safety Matt Giordano (27) on a 43-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter at the Coliseum. The Chargers defeated the Raiders 38-26. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

Malcom Floyd has some of the best hands in the game. He has the height and hops to reach balls defenders can’t get to. He is crazy acrobatic and makes some unbelievable plays. Now, IF he only could figure out how to land after making those big catch.

Malcom has struggled to stay healthy. He has the potential to be a huge impact, but it is hard to make plays sitting on the sideline with your legs wrapped up and ice on them.

Last season he put up the best numbers in his career, while only playing in 12 games. He only started 9 of those games because he was nursing injuries. He led the league with a 19.9 yard average per reception and could have easily been over the 1000 yard mark if he played the whole season.

Malcom is a playmaker and he is in another contract year. Last time he tested the free agency market, teams didn’t show a lot of interest because of the injury issues. Things still have not changed for him.

He will be entering this season as the “Number 1” receiver and IF he can stay healthy, he could put up monster numbers. We brought in other weapons for Philip Rivers to throw to, but Philip has had a good chemistry with Malcom since he entered the league. Could this be the year that Malcom stays on the field for 16 games PLUS the playoffs?