What Can Levi Brown Do For the Cardinals?

Ken Whisenhunt knew Levi Brown was committed to improving this past offseason when Brown was already seen at the team's complex in February. Brown thinks he is 100 percent better than he was last year, but he struggled mightily in week four against the Jets. Amberly Richardson asks Brown why he thinks he's better, why Seattle is circled on his calendar and much more in this insider's exclusive.

Levi Brown came to the Arizona Cardinals with lofty expectations to live up to. With a fifth-overall pick price tag it comes with the territory. In his young career, he's already had a few disappointments like an ankle injury early in his rookie season and not so impressive showings in pivotal games, but what Whisenhunt likes so much about Brown is his ability to bounce back.

Last year it was Seattle late in the season when the Seahawks' DE Patrick Kerney was able to beat him and sack Kurt Warner three times.

"A lot of times when that happens with a young player, they will be shell-shocked and not play confidence the next week," Whisenhunt said earlier this year. "It actually went the other way with Levi. He stood up and played maybe his best two games after that."

The Seattle misfortunes makes it easy to understand why Brown replies, "Seattle, twice," when AZRedReport.com asked him what game he had circled on his calendar.

NFC West rivals is one reason why, here's another, "Well that and for a couple personal reasons."

The Cardinals hope that Brown sings a similar redemption song on Sunday when the Cardinals take on the undefeated Buffalo Bills at home. After not taking care of Warner against the New York Jets, when Warner was sacked five times, he has a bit to prove.

Brown thinks he is doing more than alright. Last year at this time, he was still trying to figure out what his assignments were on any given play.

"This year I am looking at the defense and trying to figure out if they are bringing the blitz or certain things like that," Brown said. "As far as knowing the plays, I am 100 percent better. I've definitely gotten stronger in the offseason with a weight program. I think overall that I am a better player."

The Cardinals like the progress that they see in Brown. He springs back from poor performances with ease and is committed to perfecting his craft. One thing Brown would like to change, off the field, is finding a way to connect to the local desert community he now calls home.

"I haven't figured out how I am going to do that, but I will get involved," Brown said.


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