Despite an 0-4 start to the season, the Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t ready to throw in the towel just yet. Through four weeks, the most glaring weakness with them is the play of the offensive line.
They’ve routinely been among the worst units in the NFL, but this year, it’s been the primary culprit in preventing the Steelers from getting a win.
Today, the Arizona Cardinals and Steelers completed a trade that would send offensive tackle Levi Brown to the offensive line-needy Steelers in exchange for draft picks:
Steelers and Cardinals have agreed to a trade that will send LT Levi Brown. Done deal, pending physical.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) October 2, 2013
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 PITT — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) October 2, 2013
— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) October 2, 2013
The Cardinals are coached by former Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, so there is plenty of familiarity there between the Steelers and Cardinals’ offenses, which should help Brown eventually win a starting job in Pittsburgh, presumably over the enigmatic Mike Adams.
But based on Brown’s play, he won’t be worth the salary he’s scheduled to make:
Levin Brown, one of the most reviled #Cardinals ever, to make $4.75 M in salary this year, $6 M next. Big failure, Cards ready to dump him
— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) October 2, 2013