The Brandon Browner Effect: Pats Life Roundtable

Below is a group of Patriots Life writers in a round-table discussion focused on newly acquired cornerback Brandon Browner, and what his impact will be on the defense this year. Feel free to voice your opinion in the Comments section or on Twitter: @PatriotsLifeGetty ImagesLiam Cunningham (@LC_NEP): Let me preface my opinion, which is likely not going to be well received, by making...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Brandon Browner Adjusting Physical Play After Barrage Of Flags

FOXBORO, Mass. — Brandon Browner knows that he has to change his physical style of play after NFL officials called 55 illegal contact penalties in the first two weeks of the preseason. NFL officials told players they would put an emphasis on illegal contact and defensive holding, but Browner took a wait-and-see approach when training camp began a month ago. Browner, who was known...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Questions Surrounding the Patriots During Training Camp

#453663036 / It’s been a few since the New England Patriots opened training camp. In training camp, we’ve seen a number of diving catches by second year receiver Kenbrell Thompkins and second year Patriot Danny Amendola. Revis has proved his worth – picking off Tom Brady twice. Brandon Browner also delivered a huge hit on rookie runningback James White, which...
Via TopSportsReport
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Seattle Seahawks Actually Be Better This Season?

Could the Seahawks be even better this year? That's the quesion facing the defending Super Bowl champs. They lost ten players off that championship squad, including Walter Thurmond, Brandon Browner (who lost his starting job via suspension) Red Bryant, Chris Clemons and Clinton McDaniel.  Those losses theoretically reduce the depth across the defensive front which was so dominating...
Via Football Nation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Browner may not play the role you expect him to

The NFL's new emphasis on illegal contact between a cornerback and receiver has been pretty well documented.It's also been made pretty clear how this could effect new Patriots corner Brandon Browner. The former "Legion of Boom" member over in Seattle had made a name for himself with his physical play. He's also made quite a name for himself for that in camp...
Via Patriots Life
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Seahawks repeat?

In last year’s Super Bowl, the Seahawks absolutely torched the hopeless Broncos. By the end of the first half, Seattle was already the champions. Now, the Seahawks are thinking repeat. And, it’s not easy. The last team to win back-to-back titles was the Patriots in 2003 and 2004. So, can the Seahawks actually do it? The Seahawks are built around defense. Last year, the Hawks...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

The New England Patriots neglected to fix their biggest problem

Terrance “Pot Roast” Knighton. A name that should leave a sour taste in any Patriots fan’s mouth after his dominant performance in last year’s AFC Championship Game. That quarterback over in Denver wasn’t the most valuable Bronco in that game. It was a defensive tackle. Pot Roast. While Pot Roast has begun to establish himself as a great defensive tackle, he’s no ...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Mallett, Brandon Browner Return To Patriots Practice, Jerod Mayo Absent

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots’ backup quarterback was back on the practice field on Tuesday. Ryan Mallett returned to practice after missing two straight training camp sessions following Thursday night’s preseason loss to the Washington Redskins. Cornerback Brandon Browner also was back at practice after missing Tuesday’s session. Linebacker Jerod Mayo was absent...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Arrival of Revis, Browner signals new approach for Patriots secondary

The NFL made aggressive play in the secondary a point of emphasis this offseason, and perhaps coincidentally, the New England Patriots did, too. Now the question is: How much might those two efforts come into direct conflict this season? The league is asking its referees to strictly enforce illegal contact and defensive holding rules this year in an effort to cut down on what it...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Should Logan Ryan start at cornerback for the New England Patriots?

New England Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner made headlines this week with his physical play in the joint practices with the Washington Redskins. Browner has been lauded for having brought a physical presence to the New England secondary this preseason. However, there is one problem for the Patriots: after the preseason, Browner must serve a four-game suspension, and New England...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

According to Ben Volin, Revis Island has become Revis Hemisphere

In a column yesterday, Boston Globe beat writer Ben Volin discussed how the Patriots new star cornerback has been used thus far in training camp. He highlighted the fact that so far, Revis' role schematically has been somewhat one-dimensional, which is a bit of a surprise:That’s been the popular groupthink about Revis’s role with the Patriots this year — stick him on an...
Via Patriots Life
17 days ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriots: More Observations of Training Camp

The New England Patriots have been in Training Camp for a full week now and look to make the necessary improvements as they get ready for the Preseason to begin. Here are some notable things to look for during Day 9 of Training Camp: Returning Players - The New England Patriots just activated third-year cornerback Alfonzo Dennard from the (Physically Unable to Perform) list and he...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Kenbrell Thompkins be a legitimate threat for the Patriots?

We all remember that Kenbrell Thompkins bursting onto the scene last training camp as an undrafted free agent, but was he just merely a product of a weak receiving corps last season or can he be a legitimate, consistent threat for the Patriots in this upcoming season?Last training camp he was able to surprise many Patriots fans and coaches with his athleticism, ability to get open...
Via Patriots Life
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Revis, Browner making Brady ‘pay’ for mistakes

New England Patriots new cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner are giving quarterback Tom Brady problems in training camp. “They’re both great players, so when you make a mistake, they make you pay, and I think that’s the mark of a really good corner,” Brady said. “As a quarterback, you’re always trying to find the weak link in the defense, and neither of those...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Brandon Browner is as Advertised

The New England Patriots went into this offseason knowing there was an issue with their secondary. They required a big, physical, and down right nasty attitude cornerback. The remedy? Brandon Browner.
Via CLNS Radio
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Browner is making his mark felt at Patriots training camp

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...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Browner Bringing Physical Style Of Play To Patriots Camp (Video)

Brandon Browner was one of the key additions to the New England Patriots defense in the offseason. The veteran cornerback previously played for the Seattle Seahawks, where he helped form a strong secondary that punished opponents with huge hits and physical play. He’s bringing that same passion to Patriots training camp, and he even got into a shouting match with the wide receivers...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Alfonzo Dennard: Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner ‘Very Good Role Models’

FOXBORO, Mass. — Alfonzo Dennard might have lost his starting cornerback job on the New England Patriots defense when the team signed Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner this offseason, yet the third-year pro still was glowing when talking about their impact and influence. Dennard returned to practice on Tuesday after spending the the first four training camp sessions working on...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Browner On Chippy Practice: ‘I Need To Be Liked’ By Patriots Teammates

FOXBORO, Mass. — Brandon Browner walked a fine line during Wednesday’s practice between some friendly competition and all-out war between the offense and defense. After the cornerback and wide receivers coach Chad O’Shea got into a heated exchange, it was smart to split up the defensive backs and wide receivers for a few practice periods. Browner made amends with O’Shea...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Training Camp Observations: Brandon Browner Gets Heated, Shines

FOXBORO, Mass. — Brandon Browner was tired of giving up receptions, so he turned up the intensity and had his best practice to date for the New England Patriots. The cornerback beat wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins in their first 1-on-1 matchup, then, in a physical showdown, Thompkins knocked Browner down and made a reception in their second face-off. Browner beat Thompkins again...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Training Camp Report: Brandon Browner tries to fight everyone, key injuries, plus more tweets

The Patriots' secondary got manhandled physically in the AFC Championship game by Denver's offense. The result? No tickets to the Super Bowl.So...enter Brandon Browner...Brandon Browner gets heated:Brandon Browner getting really hot under the collar. Has been pushing and jawing with Thompkins all morning.— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) July 30, 2014Then a coach flagged Browner...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady: Having Darrelle Revis In Practice ‘Makes All Of Our Guys Better’

Practice makes perfect, and the New England Patriots offense is benefiting from playing against newly signed cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner on the practice field at training camp. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady appeared on Sirius XM NFL Radio on Monday, and he talked about how the additions of Revis and Browner to the secondary have increased the level of competition...
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Browner lays out James White in practice; Everywhere, Pats fan scream in excitement

Photo via providencejournal.comIt's been a while since the Patriots had a true enforcer in their secondary. A player who can lay the wood on receivers coming across the middle or running backs coming out of the backfield. We hope this is what Brandon Browner will be, and it seems like our hopes are real.Oh my... Brandon Browner just laid out James White as he was coming off...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriots Training Camp: DB Branon Browner Lowers the Boom on Rookie RB James White

The New England Patriots were not real happy when they lost Aqib Talib during the off-season, but they were ecstatic when they were able to sign former Seattle Seahawks defensive back Brandon Browner. As a former member of the Legion of Boom what he is capable of is no secret. Any secondary would be glad to have him.But there is just something about seeing him lay the boom on someone...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Browner Won’t Change Style Of Play Despite Defensive Rule Changes

FOXBORO, Mass. — Brandon Browner has no intention to change his style of play despite an emphasis from officials on calling illegal contact and defensive holding penalties during the 2014 season. Browner, at 6-foot-4, 221 pounds, is one of the most physical cornerbacks in the league. He excels by maintaining contact with his receiver down the field and by redirecting them at the...
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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