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 get every defensive end jacked up to play against him this season, seeing that there may be a sack smorgasbord served up.
Much has been said by all of the critics and the fans voicing their displeasure of how bad Brown was in the game verses the Rams last Sunday, But the best comment I heard all week was from ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski when he simply said “Levi at this point in his career can not be fixed” that was really telling after hearing all week long from his coaches saying “we will go back and fix his technique.
I personally agree with Jaws on this one, his point was that if you have not fixed him by now, how will it be possible at this point. If you don’t have quick feet in one week you sure will not inherited quick feet in one week’s time. This week the Cards have moved newly signed left tackle Bradley Sowell up to the second string spot for this week’s game against the Lions. I would not be surprised at all if he gets into this game due to the lack of technique of Levi Brown to hold up at the point of attack.
Sowell did play in 10 games last year for Bruce Arians in spot duty and did rather well, can he be the short term stop gap guy we need this year to allow the offense to grow.
These and many other questions will be answered this week against a Detroit Lions defense that has got to be licking their chops to get a hold of the Cards left tackle.