Good day for a couple NFC East Wolverines. Jason Avant of the Eagles had a career day not only statistically with 133 yards receiving (no TDs but came close) but also had two key grabs; one was an amazing 3rd and long catch shown in an earlier thread, but even more importantly he hauled in a game saving 4th down catch down at the 1yd line to set up the game winning TD. The NY Giants' Stevie Brown has 2 INTs so far and on the second had quite the run back. Good to see those two guys doing well!
Good day for a couple of NFC East Wolverines
That's now 7 int's on the year for Stevie Brown.
He also had 8 tackles (7 unassisited) and two PDs on Sunday. Great game and great season.
Give him the heisman!
Stevie Brown is playing out of his mind this year. Quite the amazing change from his time at Michigan.
I think Brown may now just be coached by better defensive coaches. He obviously always had the talent but was utilities correctly by GERG.
He has got to be close to leading the NFL in INT's... What a year...
There's no way he doesn't stay on the field even after the Giant's starting safety gets back... Is there?
Unless Patrick Peterson can do something in the few moments, and unless Casey Hayward manages to get three picks tonight, Stevie Brown should now be a solid second in the NFL for interceptions, if I have figured it correctly. Tim Jennings of the Bears has eight INTs.
Stevie Brown is a restricted free agent after this season, so either the Giants will pay him with an eye toward playing him, or some other team will pay him a starter's salary. The Giants won't pay him what he will get on the open market if they're not planning on him being a starting safety.
As is the 5'9" rookie ninja runner David Wilson who just as I'm writing this made a third TD. [To keep this from making it OT, both he and Stevie are guys who seem, to local fans, to have come from nowhere. And happily making their presence known.]
Wilson was a first round pick. Since fumbling in the first game he has been mostly limited to kickoff returns. Of course today he pretty much tore it up everywhere. We'll be seeing a lot more of him now.
He seemed to come from nowhere because he was in the doghouse for so long. Now they trust him again, and rightly so. Since I was stretching to make his mention relevant to ths blog, I should instead have mentioned that there was a nice shot of David Baas patting his head when he came back to the huddle.
Obviously Brown has the physical tools. It would have been interesting to see him in a Mattison coached defense.
I feel the same way about Mouton. I can only imagine what kind of players some of these guys could have been with real coaching.
So, a guy that played on the 3 worst defenses in the history of football's winningest program is suddenly on a roll at the next level. I wonder how many other guys got painted with that ridiculous 3-3-5 paintbrush? I think I heard RRod say something like: "I can lose 9 games a year on scheme alone...." Thank God for Mattison.
If I remember correctly, Stevie Brown's first start at Michigan was in the Horror. He was abused Horribly in that game – the most visible culprit on a defense unprepared for that kind of speedy spread. And that was before Gerg, before Scott Shafer… man! It's so great to see him thriving now, and so disappointing to think about what could've been had he had decent coaching.
That's correct - he was benched after the horror for the rest of that year in favor of Englemon. Started at safety the next year under RR/Shaefer with mixed results. As a senior moved to SAM and was very effective as an undersized LB (more of a box safety). Kicked around the NFL for a few years but now has found a new gear. Really happy for him.
Even under Lloyd, we didn't have the kind of defensive coaches we have now. The only real time we had a good defense from 2000-2007 was in 2006.
Brady Hoke was on the defensive staff from '95 to '02. Yes, the '06 defense was great, but there were bigger problems than defensive coaching talent.
Man Stevie Browns' play this year makes me want to invent a time machine and go back in time and bitch slap the shit outta GERG
Tony Gibson minus ALL of the points.