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Levi Brown injures his triceps

Posted by Darren Urban on August 17, 2012 – 8:54 pm

Starting left tackle Levi Brown left Friday night’s game with a triceps injury. No way to know right now how severe — he was doubtful to return — but it could be a very big deal.

The last two Cardinals I recall suffering triceps injuries were tackle Oliver Ross and defensive end/linebackers Bertrand Berry, both in 2007. Both were lost for the season (Ross got hurt in the preseason, coincidentally, against the Raiders. Berry was hurt in November.) Until official word comes down, hope remains that Brown isn’t hurt that badly. But it’s tough not to think about it.

Brown’s backup is former undrafted youngster D.J. Young, who didn’t appear in a game last season, spending all but one week on the practice squad. The team could also use Jeremy Bridges at left tackle. Bridges played there a bunch in 2009 after Mike Gandy got hurt. For all the slings and arrows Brown has endured while playing, losing him would be a big deal. We’ll wait to hear.

 


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16 Responses to “Levi Brown injures his triceps”

  1. By cardsalltheway on Aug 17, 2012 | Reply

    Again this year, our offense(OL) looks terrible. We had 54 total yards and 5 first downs with 8 minutes of time possession in the 1st half. Raiders had 200 + yards on offense and 21 minutes of time possession. Riley Reiff would’ve been a better draft choice because we needed help on the OL and like many say(Darren etc…) Michael Floyd shouldn’t be expected to have much of an impact this year(if ever). Can we line-up Justin Bethel on one side and P. Peterson on the other with Calais Campbell and Jim Dray up the middle against punts?

    John Skelton can handle the rush better than K. Kolb which makes him the starting QB for us. Kolb is done! Lindley’s throws are flat. Darren, you said R. Bartel wasn’t just going to give his # 3 depth chart position to Lindley, well he didn’t, but that doesn’t mean it was taken from him illegitimately. LIndley lost the ball, let it get stripped and the Raiders scored a TD. Hellooo, can we see R. Bartel please? It’s now a tie 24-24 after a 24-8 half time lead. Oh oh, what do you know, we score when we run the ball. I say to start the season we use 5-6 RB’s/FB’s and RUN THE BALL.

    I’m getting the Raiders announcers(3 of them including Tom Flores and Jim Plunkett) who said M. Leinart is a likable guy who was mentally frazzled when he arrived in Houston and by watching Schaub he learned what it takes to play in the NFL. I think K. Kolb is mentally frazzled too. I wonder why QB’s end up in such a mentally frazzled state after playing for us, who could be responsible for that? Can Sigmund Freud help us out on that one?

    Matt Leinart just led the Raiders to a 2nd half touchdown. It looks like Ricky Lumpkin will be paying a fine for hitting Leinart late and knocking him out of the bounty. Oh oh wait, Leinart’s returning despite his hurt finger?

    In Whiz and Grimm we trust!!

  2. By BIG RED on Aug 17, 2012 | Reply

    I liked to see how you defend kolb on this one. It’s time to wake up and just not waste anymore time with him. Next flight out soon.

  3. By AB on Aug 17, 2012 | Reply

    I hope William Powell makes the team. He looked good out there today. Also, Justin Bethel had a great game as well.

  4. By Buck on Aug 17, 2012 | Reply

    After watching this game it is obvious that Russ Grimm has contributed nothing during his time with the Cards. He has developed no linemen, in fact most of them have gotten worse under his coaching. The best thing that could happen tomorrow would for him to be gone.

  5. By Travis McCollum on Aug 17, 2012 | Reply

    D.J. Young has been so bad in all 3 preseason game. Why is anyone even talking about him.

  6. By T.Stone on Aug 17, 2012 | Reply

    I was watching the game on the Raider telecast out of L.A. After that last Kolb sack they said the DE was coming off the field saying “That Boy is Scared” in reference to Kevin Kolb. Glad this is over finally. How many times did Kolb target Fitz? I didn’t see any. Leinart Lost his job in AZ after a Preseason debacle against the Raiders , Kolb just did the same.

    Go Cards

  7. By cardinalmark on Aug 18, 2012 | Reply

    Cards offense is in a lot of trouble! O-Line really needs a lot of work. Brown’s injury is not going to help! Disappointed in Grimm, who is the anchor of the line! Some of these 0-Line players are really getting beaten badly! This team can not give up another 54 sacks, and expect any Quarterback to survive!

  8. By DontTakeLoses on Aug 18, 2012 | Reply

    Brown probably gone for year… we’ve gotten that news “early”, have time to respond in free agent market after cuts and have cap space. We don’t have 1 solid OT after him much less two.

    Kolb was not the issue, our OL is a turnstyle. This is the big issue… again … for Cards, worse situation than QB..

  9. By Peter in Canada on Aug 18, 2012 | Reply

    @cardsalltheway – I have to agree with you on this one. Our O-Line was woefully thin at the end of last year and while Snyder was an upgrade over Hadnot, the tackle situation was not addressed through free agency and there was an alarming lack of depth. That meant it was imperative that the situation be fixed thru the draft. Normally, wide receivers picked in the first round are ready made starters. This does not appear the case with Floyd. I think the Cards left themselves open for this. If Brown misses any time a bad situation just got a lot worse.

  10. By in fitz we trust on Aug 18, 2012 | Reply

    I hope Levi isn’t hurt bad,but if we do lose him for an extended time, I don’t think we will be missing much on the o line… He’s been a poor playing tackle his entire career.yea he’s played a little better as of late, but still ranks near the bottom of the league as a LT.I hope whiz makes the right adjustments to fill that void and to comeout with a better o line.we have quality depth all over the roster except o line, outside of the starters the second unit sucks, our lack of solid talent depth is thin on the line.

  11. By taylor091 on Aug 18, 2012 | Reply

    Am I the only person who saw the Raiders game where Kolb led us on a TD drive on our first possession of the game? I really don’t get where all of these hate comments about him being done have come from.

  12. By awesomest wilson on Aug 18, 2012 | Reply

    Clean house so I can watch the games.good coaches win I’m tired of excuses and levi should not beallowed to be another.whiz has a cocky attitude and flawed vision. He hasn’t shown he could win with out greens players and had no right to try to do so.graves is on notice for that.you can’t even look good with basics in preseason. Dave mac and tobin used to have us slobbering in the summer and a lack of depth only got us later.whiz has every advantage the other hcs didn’t so just fire him.his deal is running out anyway.get grim out as well.I’m embarrased I can’t even play madden with these saps.I want matty and an interm coach by week 4.

  13. By Tbru on Aug 18, 2012 | Reply

    And decent FA tackles floating around out there? Any potential salary cap casualties on the horizon? Best wishes for a fast recovery Levi.,

  14. By Rodney on Aug 28, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t care what they say about the o.l Levi has been there been on the team for 5 years now starting from game one. He has worked his tail off to contribute to the cardinals even with his injuries. Levi is looked at through a telescope because everyone knows the o.l depends heavily on him to produce. That is the sign of leadership and determination. The o.l consist of multiple players so if you are going to say the o.l sucks point out everyones flaws because Levi brown can not hold the whole line by himself. You try holding guys 320 plus pounds the way he does………we win as a team we lose as a team not as individuals.

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