Arians: God makes left tackles

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.