Kliff Kingsbury: We really feel like Hollywood Brown fits what we do

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After losing Christian Kirk in free agency, the Cardinals bolstered their receiving corps by trading for Marquise Brown during the first round of the 2022 draft.

Brown had wanted out of Baltimore for a while due to the offensive system. Now, he’ll reunite with his former college quarterback Kyler Murray in the desert.

Head coach Kliff Kingsbury said in a press conference after the trade that he’d already started designing playas for Brown.

“I thought last year, when we had all those guys healthy, you know Christian, A.J. [Green], and ‘Hop’ [DeAndre Hopkins], Maxx [Williams] was playing good, Rondale [Moore] was coming in and spelled those guys, both backs — that’s when we were at our best,” Kingsbury said. “So, the more playmakers we can have, the better dynamic guy who can kind of take the top off, inside, outside, and I think he’s just scratching the surface. Like Steve [Keim] said, we really feel like he fits what we do. He played a similar scheme in college there at OU with Lincoln [Riley]. So, it should be a quick learning curve as well.”

Brown caught 91 passes for 1,008 yards with six touchdowns in 2021. No Cardinals receiver had over 1,000 yards last season. Kirk was the closest with 982 yards on 77 receptions.

8 responses to “Kliff Kingsbury: We really feel like Hollywood Brown fits what we do

  1. As long as you’re good with a WR that won’t block, fight for yards after the catch or drops catchable balls, Hollywood is your man. i wish him the best.

  2. After this year the Cards will need a new GM, coach, QB, and maybe a new kicker. 6-11 is coming

  3. Definitely agree that Hollywood will not block or fight for YAC. Dude is too small to be banging with the bigger bodies (which is everyone). But his drops are not as bad as everyone is trying to say. I’ll miss him as a Raven. EDC was turning the corner with WR picks for the Ravens. But his price was going to go up next year and honestly, the Ravens have bigger issues.

  4. Brown had two good games with Baltimore, one ea against Miami and Cleveland. Otherwise, an unremarkable tenure and you can’t put that on Lamar. Good college players don’t always translate into good NFL players. Hopefully, the Murray connection reignites his flame. Wishing him the best in the desert.

  5. I got so frustrated watching him one game drop easy catches and the next making good ones. One game running out of bounds before contact the next actually trying. Complaining about not being used as a “Soulja” on social media then being less a me first guy. Maybe he can make it big, maybe not. Just don’t know.

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