Patriots' Michael Floyd: 'Random people just say the most crazy things'

Patriots' Michael Floyd: 'Random people just say the most crazy things'

Michael Floyd went from being released by the Arizona Cardinals after his drunk driving arrest in December to a Super Bowl champion with the Patriots two months later. And he's seen that it made some people angry.

After tweeting a picture of himself smooching the Lombardi Trophy as it made its way to the podium last week in Houston, Floyd (who was inactive for the Patriots' comeback victory over the Falcons in Super Bowl LI) followed up the next day with his reaction to fans' criticism.  

Floyd, set to become a free agent this offseason after four regular-season games and one playoff game with the Pats, elaborated on it again Sunday in an ESPN Radio interview that included his old Notre Dame teammate Mike Golic Jr. as one of the hosts: 

Random people just say the most crazy things, probably most of them were Arizona people,” Floyd said. “They just think I’m not sorry for what I did, or I disrespected Arizona. All I can say is I made a mistake. I’m sorry for what I did. I’m moving forward. I think some people didn’t want me to be successful. I think that’s just life. I think there are a lot of people out there that don’t want people to succeed. You just have to make the best of it. For me, I got on a team that loved me and I was actually successful.

Floyd again lamented his "dumb decision." He had a blood-alcohol level of .217 when he was arrested in Arizona, which qualifies as "Super Extreme DUI" under Arizona law. He had another DUI arrest in 2011 while at Notre Dame. 

“I made a dumb decision to drive,” Floyd said. “I thought I was OK and I fell asleep and I think the whole world knows what happened after that. It’s a dumb decision by an individual, you learn from it and move on.”

Report: Patriots special teams ace Slater visiting Steelers

Report: Patriots special teams ace Slater visiting Steelers

Patriots seven-time Pro Bowl special teamer Matthew Slater is in Pittsburgh on Saturday making a free-agent visit to the rival Steelers, according to an ESPN's Field Yates.

Slater, who turns 33 in September, has spent the past 10 seasons in a New England. The special teams captain and one of the leaders in the locker room signed a one-year, $1.8 million contract extension in 2016.

The Patriots lost special teamer Johnson Bademosi to the Texans in free agency on Friday but signed special teamers Brandon Bolden and Brandon King just before the free agency period began.

More to come...

Brady tests his 'Brady Bunch' knowledge on NPR

Brady tests his 'Brady Bunch' knowledge on NPR

Tom Brady has been making the media rounds lately with "Good Morning America" and "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" appearances this past week to promote his "Tom vs. Time" series and TB12 Method book. On Saturday, Brady was a phone-in guest on NPR's "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me" for their "Not My Job" segment. 

Before a mostly cheering live audience in Hartford and after a discussion of the benefits and drawbacks - mostly drawbacks - of tomatoes and strawberries, plus an assessment of the intelligence of most defensive coordinators, Brady settled in to handle three questions about the world's second-most famous Bradys, the family from the classic sitcom - "The Brady Bunch".

Click here to listen and see how he did.