December 14, 2009; San Francisco, CA, USA; Arizona Cardinals offensive tackle Levi Brown (75) stretches before the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park. The 49ers defeated the Cardinals 24-9. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

Arizona Cardinals 2012 Profile from A to Z: Levi Brown


 

Never thought I’d see the Arizona Cardinals re-sign Levi Brown to a new contract in the off-season.  Not only did they re-sign him, he was one of the first to be taken care of once the season ended.  Brown does provide experience and stability, not to mention flexibility, although it’s that flexibility that comes into question.  Brown hasn’t been consistent in his time here.  Saying that is an understatement however most will look at his second half of 2011 and say that’s why he got a new contract.

Of course another way to look at it is the Cards had very few options in replacing him.  That’s the way I look at it.  Now, with new found money, he is going to have to take it up another notch in 2012.  I don’t have the confidence that he will.

As I’ve mentioned in other articles, Brown too I will give the benefit of the doubt until he proves otherwise.  To this point though, he just hasn’t done enough in my book to be considered near the upper echelon of offensive linemen in the NFL.  I’m not sure that day ever comes.  For now, it is going to have to be what we deal with.

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