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Brandon Browner could be out “quite a while”

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The Seahawks had just about everything go their way in Sunday’s 33-10 pasting of the Falcons.

An injury to cornerback Brandon Browner was the rare exception and it looks like it is one that they’ll have to deal with for more than a couple of days. Browner hurt his groin and coach Pete Carroll said Monday that the team is preparing for an extended absence.

“Browner’s hurt. He’s going to be down for a bit,” Carroll said in an interview with ESPN 710. “We don’t how extensive it is, but it could be quite a while.”

Walter Thurmond took on a bigger role when Browner left Sunday’s game, just as he did when Browner missed the first two games of the regular season, and Byron Maxwell will also be in line for more playing time. The Seahawks didn’t suffer too much during Browner’s previous absence, which may mean that the impending free agent will be headed elsewhere for 2014 and beyond.

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23 Responses to “Brandon Browner could be out “quite a while””
  1. chawk12thman says: Nov 11, 2013 4:19 PM

    Lets hope he gets better for the playoffs. Also; lets hope he gets to remain with the team next season. Cap issues will determine that, but hopefully, it works out. In any case, we wish him a speedy and full recovery.

  2. dennisatunity says: Nov 11, 2013 4:28 PM

    Brandon Browner is outstanding and we will miss him. Luckily, Walter Thurmond is also exceptional and Byron Maxwell can do a more-than-adequate job himself. Rest well and recuperate, Brandon. Let’s hope you will be back in time for the playoff run.

  3. swaggyy says: Nov 11, 2013 4:28 PM

    Thurmond is better anyways.

  4. assuredmutualdestruction says: Nov 11, 2013 4:31 PM

    As much as I love Browner’s physicality, there are three hungry, talented players (Thurmon, Maxwell, and Lane) right behind him and another that Seattle is redshirting in Simon.

    Seattle has a glutonous amount of defensive backs.

  5. trollhammer20 says: Nov 11, 2013 4:33 PM

    Good time for an upcoming bye week, but, he would be missed against the Saints on Dec. 2nd if he’s out that long.

    Meanwhile, Thurmond will step up to start at CB, and Maxwell and Lane will also step up. This is less of a concern than it is with most other teams in the league thanks to the depth at the position.

  6. beastmode5150 says: Nov 11, 2013 4:35 PM

    Another injury, that makes like 9, next man up.

  7. donnymacjack says: Nov 11, 2013 4:41 PM

    Seattle might have some DB depth but if they ever hope to stay with the likes of Denver, or New Orleans, they’re going to need Browner back and healthy. You seriously need 6 guys that can cover and hit to beat those types of teams.

  8. pathsovglory says: Nov 11, 2013 4:42 PM

    Fun fact:

    In the 6 games BB has missed the past 2 seasons (4 for suspension, 2 with a hammy) we’ve gone 6-0.

    If you’re worried, Hawks fans, don’t be…

  9. thepftpoet says: Nov 11, 2013 4:46 PM

    Just give him some of Seattles Famous PEDs and he will be back on the field

  10. dennisatunity says: Nov 11, 2013 5:03 PM

    donnymacjack says:
    Nov 11, 2013 4:41 PM
    Seattle might have some DB depth but if they ever hope to stay with the likes of Denver, or New Orleans, they’re going to need Browner back and healthy. You seriously need 6 guys that can cover and hit to beat those types of teams.
    ___________________________________

    Seattle is 9-1. We ARE one of “those types of teams” (except we’re a little better).

  11. Go-Hawks! says: Nov 11, 2013 5:09 PM

    I hope the Seahawks find a contract that keeps Browner in Seattle. Depth has been the key to this season. We should keep that in mind after the year is over.

  12. schmitty2 says: Nov 11, 2013 5:13 PM

    From a physicality standpoint he will be missed. From a fundamental and speed standpoint I don’t see any dropoff with Thurmond. In fact it just might be an improvement IMO.

  13. socalseahawker says: Nov 11, 2013 5:18 PM

    The Hawks may be better suited to take a hit like this then the majority of the NFL, but don’t fool yoursleves fellow 12′s, this is still going to hurt. Next man up! Go Hawks!

  14. swaggyy says: Nov 11, 2013 5:23 PM

    Seriously did someone say IF we wanna hang with Denver or NO? If they wanna hang with US they need to get better. New Orleans really is not that great, in my opinion. Seattle should whoop them pretty good in a couple weeks.

  15. farvite says: Nov 11, 2013 5:26 PM

    John Schneider overheard asking his secretary to get Antoine Winfield on the phone…

  16. assuredmutualdestruction says: Nov 11, 2013 5:31 PM

    schmitty2 says:Nov 11, 2013 5:13 PM

    From a physicality standpoint he will be missed. From a fundamental and speed standpoint I don’t see any dropoff with Thurmond. In fact it just might be an improvement IMO.
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    Agreed. Thurmond has elite ball hawking ability. Carroll just loves bullying recievers at the line and even tho he won’t match Browner in that regard, he can still do it. I think he is better than Browner in the deep third of the field though…he’ll make plays downfield.

  17. justrunit11 says: Nov 11, 2013 5:31 PM

    Thurmond>Browner

  18. thebirdofprey2 says: Nov 11, 2013 5:35 PM

    I like to say there isn’t much drop off from Browner but he has been playing great after a rough start. Its not just the physical play but his ability to tackle.

    Matt Ryan’s only score was on Maxwell after they kick Thurmond back inside in the nickel packages. Thurmond is playing as good as any CB in the NFL but Maxwell and Lane will both be targeted down the stretch.

  19. stepheninportland says: Nov 11, 2013 6:50 PM

    It’s never a good thing when a starter goes out, but I think we’ll be ok. Browner was/is great at the line for disrupting timing, but quicker receivers could get past him, which led to a lot of holding calls in the past.

    Thurmond, Maxwell and lane should be able to pick up the slack.

    Go Hawks.

  20. calicokiller49 says: Nov 11, 2013 8:22 PM

    I would like to point out the last article about the Niners injuries was dominated by Seahawks trolls, I just looked at this article about Browner, not one Niner (except me of course) I hope you guys get my point…..

  21. dvdheg says: Nov 11, 2013 8:40 PM

    @calicokiller, what really happened is all the 49ers fans jumped ship and are sailing on the seahawks wave

  22. calicokiller49 says: Nov 11, 2013 11:02 PM

    No you guys just dominate the blogs, all you guys do is hang out in coffee shops and surf the web, and find anywhere to gloat about how good the Seahawks are…. After the 2013 season you guys will still have 0 rings, and we will still have 5. And I don’t wanna hear about don’t talk about history, cause the last time I checked , 42-13, 29-3 even 10-9 that’s history, so if you guys don’t wanna talk history, stop bringing it up……

  23. ratsfoiledagain says: Nov 12, 2013 12:43 PM

    calicokiller49 says: Nov 11, 2013 8:22 PM

    I would like to point out the last article about the Niners injuries was dominated by Seahawks trolls, I just looked at this article about Browner, not one Niner (except me of course) I hope you guys get my point…..
    *******************
    You must have forgotten all those 9er fans least year, and this year, posting on every article about the Seahawks. Ya know, saying how bad Seattle is. How they’ll never win a road playoff game. They’ll never win a super bowl. How superior the 9ers are this year. How the 9ers will run away with the divi….oh wait. I hope you get my point.

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