May 6, 2012; Jacksonville FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey (right) talks to wide receiver Mike Brown (12) during rookie mini camp at Florida Blue Health & Wellness Practice Fields. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-US PRESSWIRE
One of the tryout players the Jacksonville Jaguars signed on to a free agent deal was Liberty wide receiver Mike Brown. Brown played quarterback for Liberty, but due to his athleticism and ability with the ball in his hand his best bet in the NFL is to make it as a wide receiver. Brown played receiver for the Flames his first two seasons before moving to quarterback, where he passed for over 6,000 yards in his career.
"The toughest thing was learning, then trying to go out and run the routes the way coach had explained them," Brown told John Oehser of Jaguars.com. "I went down there with a mindset of, ‘I don't want to get sent home.' I was going to come down there, leave it all on the table. I felt like I had something to prove."
Brown was getting himself reaclimated with playing the receiver position and noted that receivers coach Jerry Sullivan made things a bit smoother. "He brings up film and says, ‘This is how it's supposed to look. This is going to take work. If everybody could do that, you wouldn't have to practice,' but it's proven to work," Brown said of Sullivan.
I admittedly don't know a whole lot about Brown, but quite a few Liberty fans have e-mailed me about him. After the jump I've attached a highlight video of Brown's.
This is a highlight video, so you're going to see predominantly the good and not the bad, which is why I like game cut ups so much. It shows you both. There is no denying his ability with the football in his hands. It's possible Brown will see some time as a slot receiver and potentially as a kick returner. Mularkey has mentioned the possibility of some Wild Cat plays, and as much as it pains me to say because I hate Wild Cat, that's another area where Brown could contribute.