Found October 04, 2013 on
By Matthew Marczi
The better it sounds, the less optimistic I am that this deal will make much of a difference.
When it was reported that the Pittsburgh Steelers traded with the Arizona Cardinals for the services of left tackle Levi Brown, I was not entirely sure what to think. Was this a move to acquire a new left tackle? Was Mike Adams doing such a poor job that the team felt he could not improve over time? Would they not even give Kelvin Beachum a chance at left tackle before moving on?
It initially appeared to be a rather serious move. There was talk of a second-day draft pick being given up, and then there was the millions left on Brown’s contract for the remainder of the 2013 season.
Over the course of the evening on Wednesday, however, we learned, of course, that the Cardinals would be paying for all but the veteran-minimum amount of Brown’s contract, and with the release of Isaiah Green, the displacement cost would likely be a fairly negligible amount.
Later, it was rumored ...
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TEMPE, Ariz. -- Levi Brown's Cardinals tenure has apparently ended.
Multiple reports Wednesday morning had the Cardinals trading their starting left tackle to the Steelers, with scant details on what might be coming in return. It's unlikely that Brown would fetch much (a late draft pick?), given his longtime struggles at left tackle.
The move likely means Bradley Sowell will...
Pending a physical today, Arizona Cardinals’ offensive tackle Levi Brown will be traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers today for a late round draft pick.
This trade comes on the heels of division rival Baltimore making a deal for Eugene Monroe the day before.
From our view at SCB, we find this move to be sending a series of mixed messages.
According to Pro Football Focus, Brown was...
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Following a brief press conference with Cardinals general manager Steve Keim and coach Bruce Arians on Wednesday regarding the Levi Brown trade, it was hard to escape this conclusion: After listening to all three men speak, the only one assuming a shred of accountability was Brown.
In just about eight minutes worth of comments, Keim and Arians managed to throw Brown...
According to Pro Football Talk, the Pittsburgh Steelers have worked out a trade with the Arizona Cardinals that will bring tackle Levi Brown to Pittsburgh
Steelers and Cardinals have agreed to a trade that will send LT Levi Brown. Done deal, pending physical.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) October 2, 2013
Brown was originally drafted by the Cardinals with the No. 5 overall...
By Alex Kozora
Snap-by-snap breakdown of the newest Pittsburgh Steeler left tackle Levi Brown (#75) in his last game with the Arizona Cardinals versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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Run Block/Pass Block: 0/3
1. 1st and 10, 15:00 1st. Pass. RB chips to his side. Looks a bit stiff but play ends quickly with DT on right side...
Trade for Steelers: The Steelers clearly need left tackle help. 2012 2nd round pick Mike Adams is bombing in his first chance as a full-time starter. Only Atlanta’s tackles, Sam Baker and Lamar Holmes, have graded out worse than Adams on ProFootballFocus this season. However, Brown isn’t a significant upgrade. He currently ranks just 10 spots higher than Adams, 60th out of 72...
As we reported earlier today, the Steelers traded to get Levi Brown, a tackle from the Cardinals and former first round pick. This was to address the swiss cheese that is the Steelers offensive line. The details of the trade (and what the Steelers are giving up) are a conditional round draft and the realize of cornerback Isiah Green.
After practice on Wednesday, Steelers quarterback...
The Ravens aren’t the only NFL team trying to shore up their battered offensive line.
Jason La Canfora is reporting that the Steelers and Arizona Cardinals are finalizing a deal that will send embattled left tackle Levi Brown to Pittsburgh.
Ravens aren't the only team in AFC North moving for tackle help – Steelers and Cards are hammering out a trade sending Levi Brown to...
Four games into the season, the Arizona Cardinals are turning to an undrafted second-year pro to step in at the crucial left tackle position.
Bradley Sowell, claimed off waivers from Indianapolis before the season began, will get the start Sunday against Carolina.
The biggest opportunity of Sowell's career comes after the Cardinals traded starter Levi Brown to the Pittsburgh...
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Arizona Cardinals agreed to pay all but $840,000 of the $3.632 million salary that tackle Levi Brown was scheduled to earn prior to trading him Wednesday to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
And PIT gets Levi Brown at $840K (vet min), while the Cards pay $2.8M of the remainder of his $$ due in '13. full story ahead @CBSSports
After the Steelers Vikings loss that made this team 0-4, Coach Tomlin was aggressive in his promise that he would change the lineup to bring in better players or at least turn guys away who were not winning. Well so far, that is true. Bringing in Levi Brown from the Cardinals to replace Mike Adams at left tackle is definitely an attempt at an upgrade. How much of an upgrade is yet...
The Steelers are making money-saving moves to try to bolster their problems at offensive line. They've already brought in Fernando Velasco from the Titans to play in place of their Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey. And now they have decided to try to replace Mike Adams at left tackle.
Sources close to the team are reporting the Steelers are in talks with the Arizona Cardinals...
For many years in Pittsburgh using the term “re-build” was a bad word. Like top college programs who never are out of the national title picture, the Steelers were never out of a chance to reach the Super Bowl. While many still believe this is a re-load project, the time has come to strongly consider the dirty word.
At 0-4, the Steelers are alive only because the rest of the...
Now that all of the contract numbers are in for new Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Levi Brown following the Wednesday trade, it wouldn't be a shocking to see Kelvin Beachum make his first start at left tackle a week from Sunday against the New York Jets.
Tuesday evening, Josina Anderson of ESPN reported that Beachum was scheduled to start a week from this coming Sunday and Bob Labriola...
By Alex Kozora
Sack breakdown of all five sacks allowed by the Pittsburgh Steelers versus the Minnesota Vikings.
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1. 2nd and 10, 11:47 2nd. 12 personnel. Five blocking vs a four man rush. Simple breakdown here. Bad first punch from Mike Adams working against Jared Allen. Not strong enough and Allen, who isn’t square and doesn’t let the left...