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Arians: God makes left tackles

Levi Brown, Paul Fanaika AP

New Cardinals coach Bruce Arians knows he can wing it at certain spots.

But he thinks he’s blessed with the return of left tackle Levi Brown, because his kind of talent isn’t easy to find.

“The priority, quarterback and left tackle, is now the vogue,” Arians said, via Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic. “You can find anybody to run and catch. You can find guys who play in the middle.

Left tackle and quarterback, God makes them.”

Arians continues to refer to Brown as an “elite” player, using the word three times Thursday, as Brown is returning to work after last year’s triceps tear.

“When he’s at his best, I think he’s an elite player,” Arians said.

That might be a bit of a stretch, but the Cardinals are clearly better with him than without him. And while quarterback Carson Palmer’s no deity, they have to be better than the ugly-as-sin play the Cardinals got from those two positions last year.

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12 Responses to “Arians: God makes left tackles”
  1. nyyjetsknicks says: Jun 7, 2013 10:10 AM

    How does one become a head coach in the NFL when they don’t understand 7th grade biology?

  2. clssylssy says: Jun 7, 2013 10:13 AM

    Hope Levi can stay healthy…all the talent in the world is mute if the guy is sitting on the sidelines. It’s cute that Arians is so pumped up over the Cards talent, the fans always knew it was there, the trick is to avoid the injury bug so it can shine through. The Cards still lack depth and injuries will kill a career quicker than anything else…ask Ken Whisenhunt, the winningest coach in Cardinal history!

  3. jimmyt says: Jun 7, 2013 10:29 AM

    I’m not so sure God likes the Big Red though.

  4. thingamajig says: Jun 7, 2013 10:35 AM

    “When he’s at his best”
    Not often and pretty much sums it up.

  5. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 7, 2013 11:00 AM

    Receivers and running backs are the work of the Devil.

  6. lionscornbread90 says: Jun 7, 2013 11:03 AM

    “Left tackle and quarterback, God makes them.”

    Tell that to Calvin Johnson…..

  7. logicalvoicesisnotlogical says: Jun 7, 2013 11:30 AM

    Keep praying for God to make you a qb cause Carsin’s a bum and deffinatly not the lords work.

  8. wilsonwillbreaku says: Jun 7, 2013 12:15 PM

    58-0…That’s an angry, old testament God…Repent all ye Cardinal fans!

  9. thestrategyexpert says: Jun 7, 2013 1:19 PM

    So if Arians is a bust as a coach and can’t make the playoffs, is Arians really an agent of the Devil, or did God send Arians to punish the Cardinals for something? What would that say about Arians, did God make you too Bruce, and if so did he make you to be an asset to the people around you or design you at birth to be a future poison and instrument of vengeance? If I can get answers to those questions I have a few more I would love to ask.

    I’m betting a lot of credibility points on the Cardinals flopping this year. This coach sounds confused and delusional.

  10. firestarter0728 says: Jun 7, 2013 2:44 PM

    That can’t be, since human beings made God(s).

  11. trollingforjustice says: Jun 8, 2013 2:03 AM

    and yet God didnt make little green apples.

  12. fourthandafoot says: Jun 8, 2013 11:04 PM

    Does this mean that CB isn’t the toughest position to play? Detroit’s coach lied to us.

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