Stevie Brown has not only taken Kenny Phillips' job at safety with the New York Giants, he's given defensive coordinator Perry Fewell his three-safety defense again.
Fewell used Phillips, Antrel Rolle and Deon Grant in a safety package much of last season as a way to improve pass coverage while not losing anything against the run. But when the Giants failed to re-sign Grant, Fewell was ready to drop his three-safety defense.
With Phillips sidelined by a knee injury, Brown has emerged as a playmaker over the last month, snaring four of his five interceptions.
And Fewell has no plans to take him out of the lineup Sunday when the Giants (6-2) play host to the Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3).