Stevie Brown's wonderful season continues as he picks Romo off twice including the game clincher and recovers a fumble.
Also I didn't mean to vote up my own thread then I tried to take it away by voting down, but that didn't work.
good week to be starting the giants D in fantasy football
Even better if you picked up Dolphins D like I did. Basically anyone against the Jets = profit.
Man I had no idea he had this level of talent and instincts.
He just seemed to be out of position all of the time as a safety at Michigan.
And he gets another one to secure the win.
Was just about to make a thread about this. He's going H.A.M this season.
I savor every moment of Cowboys misery.
Dang I guess it isn't over.
Had the game on in the background, and decided to watch the last few minutes. Just in time for that beautiful interception (and getting his two feet in bounds by the tippytoes), and then the requisite highlights of the previous Cowboy turnovers featuring Stevie Brown (and a couple other guys).
I hate you so much NY.
Under review, but that wasn't Stevie Brown who was in position, despite what the commentator said. #23 and #37 were close (or at least in the shot), but Stevie's #27.
One more play...
Making himself some money right now. Wether it be with the Giants or another team, he's setting up to cash in.
He's making himself a home there. I've lost track of how many interceptions he's had since that first one right after he came in as an understudy.
Congrats to Mr. Brown
Yeah, really. I have noticed that some of the discussion about Stevie Brown has been about his track record at Michigan. My memory may be hazy, but I don't remember him ever complaining or causing trouble, and being a fine representative of the program. Glad to see him excelling and getting it done on Sundays (and the occasional Thursday and Monday nights)
Just another example of a guy who MAKES PLAYS in the NFL, but badly underachieved for the most part while at Michigan. Talent development: Who is to blame on this one?
Horrible coaching and player development to go along with bad scheming. He wasnt a scrub coming out of high school.
Here we go again. What is wrong with you people? Give it a rest already.
Or another example of a failed defensive system & coordinator before this Hoke Era. I would not place the blame on the player as so much the system he was placed and role he was expected to have.
He struggled playing for the first time as a true sophomore with not much help in the back 7 (not at all unusual) in 2007. As a junior he had a couple of picks and a couple forced fumbles (MAKIN' PLAYS) on a defense that had plenty of positive moments but I think just couldn't continually muster up the energy/focus to go out there at full tilt every time with the way the offense struggled at times. And when that happens big plays happen and fans often blame the last line of defense.
As a senior he moved to OLB and had a very productive year and made a bunch of plays behind the line of scrimmage.
He wasn't flawless but he didn't really have the struggles people seem to imagine, at least not in comparison to some other former players. Would have been much more highly thought of with another quality season if he hadn't burned his redshirt as well.
The two who maybe fit the mold your describing for me are Breaston (we never seemed able to get him the ball in the passing game) and Cato June, who was just not a safety (ran the slowest time at the Combine at the position before becoming an all-Pro linebacker). And it isn't like those guys weren't any good here.
I think Stevie Brown's first game was as strong safety against Appalachian, where the other safety was Johnny Sears. That combo was a complete disaster until Sears' removal from the team a few game later. His struggles continued until he was moved to LB, where by his senior season he was an asset rather than a liability.
According to most, your second 2 would be wrong. They did not play for RR or Gerg, so they must have reached their full potential while playing at UM.
It's not a simple question, but Stevie didn't thrive until he was moved to a linebackerish position under GERG. So, for parts of career under two regimes, he may not have been put in a great position to succeed.
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IIRC this was covered just last week. I remember commenting on it.
Some guys take time to develop and there can be a fine line between when the light comes on and how you are remembered. Just imagine if David Harris hadn't redshirted and come back for a 5th year (wasn't even honorable mention all-conference). If he ends up having the Pro Bowl career he has, people are doing the same groaning about his development. Or if a guy like Prescott Burgess had, who knows how much better he plays with the increased experience.
Brown just hit his stride as a senior and would have had a much bigger legacy/impact with another year on campus.
just kidding...team chemistry plays a big role in how these performs. Perhaps a combination of coaching and team chemistry are unlocking his potential with the Giants.
Always good to see Maize n Blue show up for big games, even better when it is against the Cowboys. Stevie and Martin are making quite the impact for both of their teams. Should earn themselves some more playing time and for Martin a starting role.
Next thing we know, Bellomy will be the starting QB for the Super Bowl
QBs that play their second year in his system make a huge jump...Bellomy for Heisman next year!
congrats to a classy kid who took to coaching and left it all on the field for Michigan. It is amazing to see him start putting it all together now.
He deserves all the praise and benefits now given how negative people were toward him at UM. Not saying his play those first couple of years warranted effusive praise, but it is nice to see the guy do well.
Defensive player of the week...
Im a Bears fan and watched every second of that game. Stevie had 2 picks and a fumble recovery. Well...youre right, he isnt a lock...
Honestly, he has to be in the conversation for DPOY at this point in the season, no? He has 7 or 8 take-aways thru 7 games...
Don't say it, 'cuz they might cancel the Pro Bowl!
I had the Giants D this week...Killer performance
having a snarky username makes you look like an idiot
It amuses me that the commenters on this blog, who roundly derided him as one of the worst Michigan players in their lifetime, now are squarely in his corner.
Commenters here treated Brown worse than any Michigan player.