For the New England Patriots, there is literally nothing better than having Darrelle Revis on your team. When used correctly, he is far and away the best cornerback in the league—sorry Richard Sherman—and likely one of the best all time.
Still, we can’t forget about Brandon Browner. This guy’s pretty good too.
While his first couple days of camp started off slow—he did miss the last half of last season with a suspension—Browner was explosive yesterday, both on the field and temperamentally.
No matter whom he was lined up against, Browner made his presence felt—literally. After Kenbrell Thompkins caught a pass on him, Browner threw the second-year receiver to the ground on the next play and then proceeded to get into a shouting match with Chad O’Shea, the Patriots receiving coach.
“Those are my teammates out there. You don’t want nobody to get hurt, but at the same time, you want to compete,” Browner said. “Like I told [Thompkins], it’s gonna get them better and me better.”
After yesterday’s practice, it’s clear that Browner is here to compete. Not only was he throwing receivers to the ground and getting in fights with coaches, he also intercepted Tom Brady twice.
The Patriots already know they have two Pro-Bowlers in their secondary, with Revis and Devin McCourty, but if they can get the Browner that was an instrumental part of the Seahawks’ “Legion of Boom,” they should easily have one of the best pass defenses in the NFL.
The only thing holding Browner back right now is the four game suspension he has to serve at the start of the season.
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