Levi Brown saw some of his most extensive action in the preseason Thursday night, and while all of it wasn’t pretty against the Lions, Gailey believes the rookie has something.
“He made a couple of great throws and he made a couple of horrendous throws. We’ve got to get the horrendous out and he will,” said Gailey. “He’ll learn from this and hopefully be able to go forward. He’s got great potential, there’s no question about that. Working with him he’s got great potential.”
Brown’s best throw may have been the one that was called back on penalty. On a 2nd-and-14 from his own 26-yard line, Brown fired a pass down the left sideline that traveled 65 yards in the air where it was tipped by a Lions’ defensive back, but then pulled in by James Hardy who ran the remaining distance for a 74-yard touchdown. The only problem was there was a flag on the play.
“It was pretty disappointing,” said Brown. “I thought I had my first NFL touchdown and in pretty good fashion. I don’t know how long it was, 80 yards or so thereabouts. I was pretty excited. Whenever I have a long touchdown pass I always look back to see if there’s a flag and I saw it so it kind of sucked, but it happens.”
When Gailey was asked if arm strength was Brown’s greatest asset, Gailey disagreed.
“I think it’s understanding of the game,” said Gailey. “I think he understands the game. He has a great feel for things. A couple of throws he made down the field on some ‘gos’ were some nice throws. We’ve got to work on some accuracy part.”
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