Steve Wilks: “Pretty exciting” to have David Johnson back out there

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Cardinals coach Steve Wilks said he didn’t want to get “too excited” about how anyone looks at this point in the calendar, but he sounded pretty happy about how one key player looked during the first organized team activity of the offseason.

That player is running back David Johnson, who missed all but a handful of snaps last season due to a wrist injury suffered during the first week of the regular season. According to Wilks, Johnson put some of that pent-up energy to good use on Tuesday.

“He looked outstanding today,” Wilks said, via Mike Jurecki on Twitter. “It’s good to have him back out there just flying around. The things that he’s doing right now is pretty exciting.”

As Wilks said, you can’t make too much out of what goes on in May but a little excitement is understandable given Johnson’s importance to Arizona’s chances and the long stretch they went without seeing him on the field.

11 responses to “Steve Wilks: “Pretty exciting” to have David Johnson back out there

  1. Best running back in the NFC, and probably the entire NFL. Lev Bell doesn’t have the hands or the route running skills that DJ has.

  2. Having All-Pro back David Johnson back healthy is huge for Arizona as he’s not only an elite running back doubles as an elite caliber #2 WR & route runner able to line up outwide, the slot or out of the backfield. The guy is a TD Machine. Johnson healthy will give Arizona one of the top rushing offenses in the league especially the drafting of dual threat RB/WR Chase Edmonds and 2nd year 3rd down scat back RB/WR TJ Logan returning healthy as well. The Cardinals backfield is deep with talent.

  3. Having the Johnsons and high quality #2 wr is the reason the 13 win 2015 Arizona Cardinals
    had the 1st ranked OFFENSE in the NFL.

    Too bad John Brown couldn’t play at a high level for more than one season.

    Oh… Arizona hasn’t had any good running backs since Edgerrin James.

  4. doctorrustbelt says:
    May 15, 2018 at 5:36 pm
    Having the Johnsons and high quality #2 wr is the reason the 13 win 2015 Arizona Cardinals
    had the 1st ranked OFFENSE in the NFL.

    Too bad John Brown couldn’t play at a high level for more than one season.

    Oh… Arizona hasn’t had any good running backs since Edgerrin James.
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    David Johnson is a much better back than Edgerrin James.

  5. This fan of the world-champion Philadelphia Eagles is not concerned with David Johnson, as our number one ranked run-defense will easily shut him down. Meanwhile, if Sammy Sleeves somehow stays healthy Johnson should expect a lot of one yard dump offs as well.

  6. Yep and Sam “peg leg” Bradford will go down in the first game, leaving Josh “I’m going deep” Rosen to fill in the gaps. Book it, DJ is going to have a worse season than Trent Truck.

  7. This fan of the world-champion Philadelphia Eagles is not concerned with David Johnson, as our number one ranked run-defense will easily shut him down. Meanwhile, if Sammy Sleeves somehow stays healthy Johnson should expect a lot of one yard dump offs as well.
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    #1- Arizona doesnt play PHI this year #2- Arizona had the #1 ranked run defense via DVOA not PHI #3- The last time David Johnson saw PHI’s defense he carved them in half @ the link, PHI couldnt stop him. The last time Johnson saw PHI’s defense he embarrased them, PHI doesnt want to see Johnson again anytime soon.

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