in town for free camps
A man we once knew as one of the worst safeties in Michigan's history (although he finished his senior season as a pretty good SLB) continues a pretty solid NFL career as a safety, signing with the Texans.
As a Texans fan, I like it. But rumors are we're looking to trade DJ Swearinger, which seems like a waste on such a young player.
days until all of the proud M alumni and fans witness the Wolverines dismantle the Chippewas.
There are also...
days until Jake Ryan tracks down Golson in yet another win under the lights.
There are also...
days until we beat Ohio.
Stevie Brown and Jason Avant open Giants-Philly game.
First play: Vick to Avant (tackle by Stevie Brown). Four plays later, what's becoming typical Stevie-Flash: He intercepts Vick and returns 48 yards. (Giants TD a few plays later.) The semi-bad news: Avant was injured defending Stevie's return, but the good news is he's back on the field and just made a nice 15-yd catch. (Defended by S. Brown.) Positive Brandon Graham sightings as well.
I believe that's Stevie's
10th interception* for the season, either leading or tying the current NFL season record. The injured DB he'd replaced is now playing on the other side of the field, so there's no question Stevie's solidified his starting role.
*CORRECTION: As noted below, it's his 8th interception for the season, briefly tying Chicago's Tim Jennings for the season lead. But now that Jennings has made his 9th... A great season so far for Stevie. (Unfortunately Chicago is now in the process of ending that season.)
Yup, we appeared on the WWL's actual writing site.
talking about us talking about Stevie Brown. "Michigan Fans Included" is a link on the site to our thread on how Stevie is good. Congrats MGoBlog, we're the internet's go to for Michigan Fans' opinions.
Brown has now caught five interceptions for 168 yards; only Chicago's Tim Jennings has more. It's a minor miracle that he was on the field at all. After being drafted out of Michigan in the seventh round in 2010, Brown was waived by Oakland and Carolina and had a stint with the Colts before signing with the Giants this summer to provide depth. But when Kenny Phillips sprained his knee and Tyler Sash and Will Hill got suspended for Adderall (how millennial of them!), Brown found himself in the starting position, where he's made a case to remain — to the surprise of just about everyone, Michigan fans included.
Stevie Brown has featured in every game this season for the Giants at safety. He's made 3 starts and has 3 INTs so far, including a big one against the Redskins today.
Multiple people have told me that he's the worst Michigan football player they've ever seen, and I must say I couldn't think of anyone worse...but it's really nice to see him have success in the Pro's.
Now the defensive breakdown may say differently but I thought Cam Gordon was huge for us this week. Numerous times I watched him contain plays that have been missed for a good portion of the year. He already has the seek and destroy mentality of a linebacker and looks good on blitzes. He is a constant ball of celebratory energy and the biggest bonus is we keep him out of deep coverage.
One of the better accomplishments for Gerg's time at UofM has to be the way he took Stevie Brown an abortion at safety and made him into acceptable/good linebacker. Are we seeing a similar path for Cam Gordon? If so, can he keep it up for the rest of the season.