Nevada officials reach out to Dbacks on potential

first_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Top Stories Comments   Share   And, though Graves said part of Brown’s strength is hisability to play both right and left tackle, the plan isfor Levi to keep protecting the QB’s blind side.“Right now he’s our left tackle, and until we get a betterone he’ll remain there,” he said. Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Whisenhunt talked about the fact that a lineman will havesome rough plays, but a team that throws the ball as oftenas the Cardinals do will leave a tackle like Brown moreopportunities to slip up.“With all that being said, I think over the last half ofour season this past year, when we needed it the most,Levi played probably his best football,” Whisenhunt added.“He was consistent, it was something that was important toour team and hopefully that was a point where he’sstarting to get it from that standpoint.”If Brown is starting to “get it,” now would be a bad timefor the Cardinals to let him go. Given the amount of moneythey’ve paid him and time they’ve spent coaching him,seeing him turn into the player they thought he’d be foranother team would be as unsightly as watching him try toprotect a QB earlier in the season.Which is why the goal is to bring Brown back for nextseason and beyond.“We would love to have Levi back, and those discussionswith his agent are ongoing,” Cardinals GM Rod Graves said,noting that the intensity of the discussions should pickup over the next few days. “Obviously our objective is totry to get a deal in place for him, to have him with usfor an extended period.” What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Levi Brown has been a target of criticism from analystsand fans alike since being selected with the fifth overallpick in the 2007 NFL Draft.The Cardinals are certain to release Brown, unwilling topay the large amount of money that is due to him thisseason, but are hoping to bring him back.“I think Levi’s been in a tough position ever since he wastaken with the fifth pick of the draft,” Cardinals coachKen Whisenhunt said at the NFL Scouting Combine inIndianapolis. last_img read more