So I’ve got the KDKA feed with Lions-Steelers next to the NFL.com Preseason Live window, and for a second I thought that KDKA had preempted football for bullfighting.
As it turns out, it was merely Steelers tackle Flozell Adams, playing the role of Eduardo Carrochio. And Lions defensive end Cliff Avril was playing the role of the bull.
Flozell managed to get a couple of hands on Avril, but the veteran had no chance at stopping Avril, who blew past Adams and sacked quarterback Byron Leftwich. Whether Flozell merely is adjusting to the flip from left to right or has simply lost it, the Steelers need him to step up, or he’ll be cut before his $2.5 million base salary in 2010 becomes guaranteed as of Week 1.
Given that Adams received no signing bonus, the Steelers surely wouldn’t hesitate to cut him loose.
The good news for Adams is that he recovered a fumble from tailback Rashard Mendenhall. The bad news for Adams is that he wasn’t signed to recover fumbles — he was signed to keep the quarterback from getting blown up.