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It may seem G-Men faithful would like to forget this year’s preseason.
Before the preseason, Jason Pierre-Paul gets injured. Then, during preseason, starters David Diehl, Antrel Rolle, Henry Hynoski, David Baas, and Victor Cruz all get injuries hindering their preseason activities. New additions Justin Pugh and Damontre Moore also sustained injuries. And now, the Giants reliable option in the secondary, Stevie Brown, tears his left ACL and as a result, is out for the rest of the 2013 season.
Oh where do I even begin?
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First off, Brown’s injury doesn’t mean the Giants aren’t able to contend for a Super Bowl. Terrell Thomas was touted to be an integral component of the Giants defense in 2011, but Thomas, like Brown, tore his ACL. That year, the Giants went on to win the Super Bowl. Does it mean lightning will strike twice? Possibly, but because Brown is out for the season, no panic button on the Giants playoff aspirations should be pushed.
However…Brown is the best safety in the NFC East and the anchor of the Giants secondary. Brown hauled in 8 interceptions on a secondary that struggled throughout the 2012 season. This season was setting up to be a redemption year for the Giants secondary with Brown leading the charge. Now, the secondary must step up in a big way to fill in the gaping hole left by Brown.
The person who needs to step up the most is Prince Amukamara. Amukamara is the confident youngster who sees himself to be ‘the best cornerback in the NFL’ this season. So, with the departure of the Giants best defensive back, Amukamara has to be the person who becomes the surprise of the season.
Corey Webster has done a great job for the Giants, but he isn’t the same Corey Webster who helped propel the Giants to victory in Super Bowl XLII. Aaron Ross has been on a rollercoaster his entire career. Terrell Thomas is coming back from two knee surgeries and Aaron Ross has been on a rollercoaster his entire career.
You can see why the loss of Stevie Brown is huge and why Amukamara needs to be the surprise this year.
As to who will replace Brown, the Giants don’t have many options. Will Hill will be serving a four game suspension and Ryan Mundy hasn’t seen much playing time as a starter in his NFL career. Mundy played backup to Pittsburgh Steelers all-stars, Troy Polomalu and Ryan Clark, so the Giants are hopeful Mundy learned well from the Steelers so he may put it into action come the regular season. Fun fact, Mundy used to play landlord for Brown back at the University of Michigan, when Brown was a freshmen and decided to crash at Mundy’s place.
The loss of Brown is a big one. The best safety in the NFC East and a silver lining in a struggling secondary won’t suit up for battle this season. Yet, it provides opportunity for players to step up to replace Brown’s significance. This setback is just that, a setback. The Giants have persevered before and Brown would love nothing more than to watch his team go all the way.
The gift of a Super Bowl can help heal a lost season and provide motivation for future seasons in Brown’s career.
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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Giants safety Stevie Brown did in fact suffer a torn ACL during Saturday night’s preseason game against the Jets. Giants S Stevie Brown tore his ACL, per league source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 25, 2013 Brown was a breakout player for the Giants last season after racking up 8 interceptions last season. You have to wonder if...
According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, the Giants are fearing that safety Stevie Brown suffered a torn ACL during last night’s preseason game against the Jets. A torn ACL is feared for Giants S Stevie Brown, which obviously would likely end his season. — Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) August 25, 2013 Brown has been a play-maker for the Giants, losing him would be huge...
Stevie Brown was an animal for me last season in Fantasy Football, but after yesterday’s preseason game against the Jets that will not be able to happen this year. According to Adam Schefter the Gaints safety will be done for quite some time after suffering a season ended injury. @AdamSchefter: Giants S Stevie Brown tore […]
An MRI confirmed that New York Giants safety Stevie Brown has a torn ACL and will miss the 2013 season, the team announced Sunday. The injury was originally diagnosed as a sprained knee.
Ryan Mundy will likely take over the starting role at free safety with Brown being placed on the season ending injured reserve list. Fellow safety Antrel Rolle is still recovering from a sprained...
NY Giants safety, Stevie Brown, left Saturday night’s game vs. the Jets with a knee injury.
S Stevie Brown has a knee sprain, according to the Giants. … Good initial news, but you can bet that he'll have an MRI in the morning #NYG
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) August 24, 2013
Albert Breer of NFL Network reports that the New York Giants FS Stevie Brown might have torn his ACL.
A torn ACL would undoubtedly mean that Brown would be out for the entire season and force Ryan Mundy to fill the void while the Giants decide on what to do.
Brown went down on Saturday’s night game against the Jets in a non-contact play. Brown is scheduled to have an MRI today...
The New York Giants secondary took a hit on Sunday after the announcement that starting free safety Stevie Brown will be sidelined for the year with a torn ACL, according to ESPN’s Adam Shefter. Brown is the newest addition to a long list of players going down this preseason with ACL injuries. Brown, who led [...]
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New York Giants starting safety Stevie Brown finished second in the league with eight interceptions last year. He was unable to finish the preseason game against the Jets, however, as he suffered a sprained knee during an interception return. Second year cornerback Jayron Hosley also left the game with a sprained ankle. Hosley was expected to see playing time in nickel and dime packages...
Giants safety Stevie Brown is done for the season with a torn left ACL, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com.Fantasy Spin:Brown suffered the injury without contact during Saturday's preseason game. He had eight picks, 76 tackles, two forced fumbles and 11 passes deflected last season and is a major loss for New York's defense.
Tough break for the Giants and Brown.
He tore his ACL after intercepting a pass from Geno Smith.
Giants S Stevie Brown tore his ACL, per league source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 25, 2013
New York Giants safety Stevie Brown sprained his left knee on an
interception return late in the first quarter and had to be helped
off the field.
There seems to be a reoccurring theme for the New York Giants this preseason. When a player comes back from an injury, another player sustains one. The trend continued in Saturday night's 24-21 overtime loss to the New York Jets.
Cornerback Terrell Thomas took the field for the first time in two years Saturday night. Thomas missed the last two seasons with two ACL tears. Thomas...
Ryan Mundy is no longer waiting for an NFL starting job. The New York Giants just gave him one.
Mundy, a free safety, was given the gig Saturday night when Stevie Brown tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Brown was returning an interception in the Giants' 24-21 overtime loss to the Jets.
The injury was fluky. Brown planted his foot and his knee gave out. And...
With the possibility of Stevie Brown being done for the season with a torn ACL, the New York Giants may want bring back Kenny Phillips who’s expected to be released this week.
Phillips has been dealing with knee issues since signing with the Eagles. He’s also been nursing a quad injury, but the Giants might be able to use him if he can stay healthy.
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