Stevie Browns monster year continues with an appearance on Pro Bowl ballot

Submitted by trueblue262 on December 12th, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Congrats to Stevie Brown. What a year he is having!

Michigan Men!

 

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

With Giants S Stevie Brown having started nine straight games while contributing key plays, the team placed him on Pro-Bowl ballot today.  

Comments

mGrowOld

December 12th, 2012 at 11:51 AM ^

A little surprised?  What would it take for you to be really surprised?

I mean if anybody saw this coming they sure as hell didnt post it here.  But he is yet another example of just how inept our defensive coaching was here during that time.

ChristLover

December 12th, 2012 at 11:42 AM ^

Wish the coaches at the time could've optimized him to his full potential while at Michigan, but thats good for him! Glad to hear another Michigan Man doing well in the pros

PurpleStuff

December 12th, 2012 at 12:04 PM ^

Why does everybody keep pretending like Stevie Brown was some terrible player here?  He was really good as a senior after making the linebacker switch, and would have had another solid year if his redshirt hadn't been wasted. 

Basically he struggled playing safety as a true sophomore when seeing the field for the first time, like probably a lot of guys would/do. 

PurpleStuff

December 12th, 2012 at 12:24 PM ^

Acting like one coaching staff playing an underclassman or another that actually got good results out of a player are to blame for the guy not being awesome is just unfair.  Especially when the "he's awesome" is kind of based on a run of forcing turnovers that probably isn't sustainable for any player.

The extra year is also huge.  If David Harris had graduated in four years (without ever making an all-conference team) and had the NFL career he's had (actually super awesome for an extended period of time) people would be bitching about his coaching/development here at MIchigan like crazy but it wouldn't be any more fair.  On the flip side, BWC or even a guy like Gabe Watson or Mike Martin look a whole lot better as college players with another year.

Danwillhor

December 12th, 2012 at 1:23 PM ^

Another reason could simply be the NFL being more "old school" football. Sure, better players but you don't play the kind of offenses you do in college. I will admit multiple UM staffs/coaches hurt a players potential/development because I know some kids were flat out put in poor positions over the years. Yet, as long as the physical tools are there, the NFL usually, eventually, can show that certain players we thought were terrible were just hindered by the college play style or coaching. I think more than coaching, Brown had issues against the spread based on what I saw. Decision making seemed to be an issue on top of potential and then absolute horrid coaching.

Ivan Karamazov

December 12th, 2012 at 1:48 PM ^

I wish Stevie Brown all the best and hope he continues to preform at a high level.  With that being said is one unexpected phenomenal season enough evidence to criticize how he was utilized here at Michigan?

evenyoubrutus

December 12th, 2012 at 1:48 PM ^

It just amazes me that basically in my lifetime so far, the former Michigan safety to have the best NFL career is Stevie Brown.  STEVIE EFFING BROWN.  Is there one who has been better (who wasn't converted to linebacker) in the last 20 years?  Is there someone I'm forgetting?

VSS

December 12th, 2012 at 2:02 PM ^

Stevie Brown looked like a beast when he first came to Michigan. He had a solid senior season, but he made a number of great plays on special teams early on during his Michigan career. He also seems like an overall good guy. I'm glad to see him putting together this kind of season. 

LSAClassOf2000

December 12th, 2012 at 2:27 PM ^

Some of Stevie Brown's stats in 13 games this year:

- 61 tackles total (51 plus 10 assisted)

- 2 forced  fumbles and 2 recovered fumbles for nine yards

- seven INTs for 256 yards, with a long of 70 yards and an average of 37 yards per INT. 

- 8 defended passes

That's an incredible jump after his stops in Oakland and Indianapolis.

DefenseWins

December 12th, 2012 at 3:49 PM ^

Why do some folks consider it illegal to analyze player development under previous coaching regimes, whether it be Lloyd or Rich Rod? It's all relevant to me and I think that is a representative viewpoint. It's fair game.
In my view, coaching failed Stevie Brown in his tine at Michigan, aside from his senior year. It's pretty clear that NFL coaching and playing style has helped him grow as a player. We are allowed to debate it.

NoMoPincherBug

December 12th, 2012 at 4:12 PM ^

It is good to see a GERG protege have some success on the field.   ;) JK.  Stevie was always a very good athlete...IMO he just got caught up in some uneven coaching changes in his career.  Had he been on today's UM roster, he would more than likely be starting next to Kovacs.  Ive watched him play several times for the Giants....it is no fluke...he literally is all over the field making plays.  Its great to see.