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Who Had The Worse 2013 Season: Levi Brown Or Mike Goodson?

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We're only six weeks into the NFL season, but Levi Brown and Mike Goodson already finished theirs due to injuries incurred in Sunday's Steelers-Jets game. Whose season sucked more?

Arizona Cardinals offensive tackle Levi Brown was traded to the Steelers for a conditional draft pick on Oct. 2, because Pittsburgh desperately needed line help so Ben Roethlisberger wouldn't get knocked into the Monongahela. Brown hurt his tricep while warming up before Sunday's game (Pittsburgh had a Week 5 bye) and was placed on injured reserve. He hadn't played a snap. The "good" news? Because Brown didn't spend five weeks on the active roster, the Steelers don't have to give the Cardinals a draft pick.

Running back Mike Goodson kicked off his Jets career with a four-game suspension following an arrest in May on charges of possession of marijuana (less than 50 grams), possession of paraphernalia, unlawful possession of a loaded handgun, and possession of hollow-point bullets. Goodson played two games before tearing his ACL and MCL last Sunday, ending up on the Jets' injured reserve. His season stats: seven rushes for 36 yards and two catches for 19 yards.


Goodson's season is obviously the worse of the two. Arrest, suspension, shredded knee. It's the NFL shit trifecta. But Brown's season has the "virtue" of being uniquely shitty. It barely registers anywhere on the books. Four games played; traded for nothing. Almost a nullity. His season was so dreary that it's not even notable for being the worst individual season of 2013.

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