Forget the vertical-oriented attack of years past under which Chargers WR Malcom Floyd thrived.
The ball is expected to leave QB Philip Rivers' hand quicker in 2013. While some situations will still call for going deep, Floyd must do more if he is to see regular snaps.
"I’m running different routes," Floyd said. "These coaches are really working on my lateral ability, a lot of these drills this offseason, getting in and out of my breaks. It’s details like foot placement on curl routes, reprogramming my brain. ... I’m 10 years old in this league, but I feel a lot better than last year. I’m very excited about this upcoming year."
Floyd says he's developing into a more technical receiver. But, with Danario Alexander making strides last year, and Vincent Brown healthy and looking good in OTAs, Floyd may suddenly find himself battling for playing time. Floyd can be had very late in drafts this summer.