One good practice doesn’t make things Golden

Posted by Darren Urban on August 2, 2015 – 9:21 pm

Brittan Golden stood on the University of Phoenix Stadium turf about 30 minutes after practice Sunday, waiting to head to the locker room. He had just been able to spend a little time with his young daughter, and she didn’t want Daddy to go — so while his wife shepherded her up the stairs, Golden wanted to remain in view to make the departure easier.

It was a good day for Golden, a wide receiver. Not only did he get to see his family, but he was excellent in practice, making several impressive catches for an offense that seemed to win the day. It was a good showing — but ultimately, Golden knows that only means something for so long.

“I try not to think about it, because as fast as you have a good play the very next play could be just as bad,” Golden said. “Whatever you last did. This league is what have you done for me lately, so …”

Each of the last two seasons, Golden has started the season on the practice squad, only to be later elevated to the 53-man roster. With the top four receiving positions all but set with Larry Fitzgerald, John Brown, Michael Floyd and Jaron Brown, a fifth spot would seem to come down to Golden or fifth-round pick J.J. Nelson (it is possible, but unlikely, the Cards could keep six receivers.)

It would be difficult to let Golden go if his practices are like Sundays. But with the experience of a player cut multiple times (He’s also spent time with the Bears and Jaguars), the 27-year-old Golden wasn’t about to overvalue what he had done.

“I feel more confident in myself and I think the first couple camps, I came in a little skittish,” Golden said. “I don’t really know, maybe I’m not made for this. But going through it enough times, you have to forget about it and just play.”


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5 Responses to “One good practice doesn’t make things Golden”

  1. By Dynosoar on Aug 3, 2015 | Reply

    I was just thinking about Floyd’s statement that Palmer’s arm is stronger. While that’s good for Palmer, how will that affect dropped balls by receivers. If they were dropping them last season, will that make it more difficult for them this season?

    I hope not.

    My other take away from a stronger arm, we have the speediest receivers in the NFL (or at least two of them) so it’s backyard football 101. “You two – go long!”

  2. By John The Draft Guy on Aug 3, 2015 | Reply

    Oh Darren,

    The play on words fooled me. Forgot about the wr Golden.

    I was thinking about that 2nd round pick and hoping he could make me eat my words that he is a clone of Michael Sam.

    Glad that Britton is doing well. He has worked hard for a long time.

  3. By JohnnyBluenose on Aug 3, 2015 | Reply

    @John The Draft Guy…..Michael Sam is now a Montreal Alouette. He has not dressed yet but is expected to this week.

  4. By Scott H on Aug 4, 2015 | Reply

    Johnny B –

    Hey, isn’t that the same team Kurt Warner played for??

  5. By JohnnyBluenose on Aug 4, 2015 | Reply

    Scott H….no, Warner never played in the Canadian Football League. But Doug Flutie did and Joe Theisman did and Jeff Garcia did and Warren Moon did and, more recently, Cameron Wake did….and some others that don’t readily come to mind. And Bud Grant and Marv Levy coached in Canada for many years before going to the NFL.

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