The weak link on the Arizona Cardinals offensive line is clearly left tackle Levi Brown, who struggled all day with the speed of defensive end Robert Quinn. Quinn recorded 3 sacks and numerous pressures on Cardinal quarterback Carson palmer. The Cardinal offensive line held up pretty good throughout the game, no other lineman gave up a sack or even pressure throughout the game. Every time there was pressure and a sack, and the patented holding penalty to bring back a momentum play, Levi Brown has been the culprit.
Last year when the offensive line gave up 9 sacks also to the Rams defense, Quinn had 3 sacks and put on enormous pressure on the quarterbacks in that game.
The Cardinals may have to look into filling the position or giving help to the struggling Brown on the left side, when they did give help Palmer was able to pick the Rams defense apart.
Early in the off season when head coach Bruce Arians was hired, he declared that Levi Brown was an elite tackle in the league. I do not know what it was he was seeing, but Levi’s performance will not even be elite in high school football.
The cardinals look like they could have a prolific offense this year, but if Brown continues to struggle with speed rushers than the team will have to look into bringing in another veteran.
The Cardinals end up losing the game 27 to 24 and the difference was the pressure put on by the Rams from 4 on defense. The last drive with 40 seconds left Palmer was under heavy heat and was sacked, that sack was also giving up by Levi Browns inability to keep up with Quinn.