Arizona drafted John Brown in the third round of the NFL Draft and the name left many people wondering who he was. He appears to have made a name for himself with his speed just a few days into camp.
Brown kept finding ways to get open and hauled in an 80-yard touchdown pass from Drew Stanton. Brown was able to break behind Tony Jefferson, the defensive back trying to stop him, and Stanton hit him in stride for the big play. He’s been able to find holes in coverage and take advantage of them to make plays.
“I don’t feed into all that. I’m just worrying about me and helping the team so you know it’s just when it’s time to show up, I’m just going to show up and see how it goes from there.” – receiver John Brown to Arizonasports.com on the hype surrounding him early in camp.
Center Lyle Sendlein was out with a left calf injury and didn’t practice.
Jonathan Cooper had his first practice in pads in nearly a year and said things felt good. Cooper broke his left leg during the preseason last year and has not played a down in the regular season in the NFL.
Linebacker John Abraham continued to be excused from practice and we finally found out why. Word came out late yesterday that Abraham had been arrested for an alleged DUI in Georgia about a month ago. We’ll need to monitor this situation to see if Abraham gets any discipline from the league office and potentially misses early-season games.
Head Coach Bruce Arians has adopted a no-fighting stance at training camp.
“Because the first thing you do is break your hand. Might as well punch the wall. If you want to break your hand, break your hand. Now if you want to fight, I’ll put boxing gloves on and you can fight your ass off. That’s what Coach (Bear) Bryant used to do. If a guy got in a fight, he had 18-pound gloves — they were not allowed to stop swinging.”
So, how did it end
“They both passed out. It only happened once.”
Do you fine players if they do fight
“No, I’ll cut ‘em. There’s always the threat of that. They don’t play each other. We don’t play the Cardinals.”