New York Giants safety Stevie Brown made 11 starts in 2012 as a replacement for the injured Kenny Phillips.
He picked off eight passes in limited duty and with the departure of Phillips, he feels the starters job is his and it’s up to him to keep it that way.
The team rewarded his play by giving him one-year tender worth $2.023 million, and an opportunity to grab a firm hold of the position next to Antrel Rolle.
Fellow safeties Will Hill, Ryan Mundy, Alonzo Tweedy are all in competition with him, but he knows it’s his job to lose.
"I look at it as my spot," Brown said, via Conor Orr of the New Jersey Star- Ledger.
"It’s my spot to keep."
"I look at it as capitalizing on an opportunity," Brown said. "I always knew I had it in me, it just all finally came out when I was able to get on the field and start making plays. It was just everything coming together at the right time."