CAPantherFan added a topic in NFL and Fantasy FootballDJ Humphries Thumbs DownJosh Weinfuss, ESPN Staff Writer A quick observation of first-round pick D.J. Humphries and how he has played through three weeks of training camp:
To hear Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians talk about Humphries is like taking a roller coaster at an amusement park. One day he’s high on the right tackle. The next he’s down on him. Humphries' time in Arizona has been consistently inconsistent. Arians critiqued Humphries’ maturity early in OTAs, saying that Humphries needed to learn how to be a professional. At one point, Arians nicknamed Humphries “knee deep” because a foot in his backside wasn’t enough to motivate the University of Florida product.
By the end of minicamp in June, however, Arians said Humphries began to catch on, but that opinion has changed almost on a daily basis during training camp. On Tuesday, Arians said Humphries and fellow tackle Bradley Sowell were “pretty close” in competing for the first-team right tackle job while Bobby Massie is suspended. Three days later, Massie said Sowell shows up every day whereas Humphries “shows up once every week.” Arians added: “He needs to start getting on himself.”
Humphries had a prime opportunity to steal the starting job from Massie and never give it up, but inconsistent play and immaturity got in the way. Humphries looked solid in the Cardinals’ first preseason game but struggled on Saturday, getting pushed back once on a play that led to a sack.
For now, Humphries is stuck on the second team, not living up to the billing of a first-round pick.
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CAPantherFan added a topic in Carolina PanthersSheldon Richardson Suspended 4 gamesAlbert Breer @AlbertBreer 56s56 seconds agoJets DL Sheldon Richardson suspended for four games for violating policy on substances of abuse. No statement from him yet.
Slow football news period. We almost drafted this guy didn't we?
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