Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Position switch for Levi Brown?
By Tim Kavanagh
One of the major malfunctions of the Arizona Cardinals' offense in 2012 was the lack of protection the offensive line afforded the gentlemen that occupied the QB position. A big part of that malfunction was the fact that starting LT Levi Brown missed the entire season with a tear to his triceps muscle. In any event, Brown appears to be ready to roll again for 2013, but there is some speculation that he could be moved inside to guard, depending upon who is brought in via free agency and the draft.
Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com doesn't believe that will happen, though, based upon what new HC Bruce Arians has said about Brown.
"He's a talent," Arians declared recently. "I don't think he'd have any problem playing guard. But tackles are harder to find. Depending on what is available in the draft and free agency, those six or seven we suit up on Sunday you like to have position flexibility. But I would see him more as a right tackle/left tackle than a guard."
The Cards have a potentially strong RT in Bobby Massie, but if they fall in love with a particular LT prospect that's still on the board at No. 7 overall, there could be some shuffling of everyone involved.