Duane Brown on trade to Seattle: “I couldn’t ask for anything better”

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New Seahawks left tackle Duane Brown was excited for the new opportunity presented to him following a trade to Seattle on Tuesday.

Brown had held out through the first seven weeks of the season in hopes of leveraging a new contract with the Houston Texans, returned last week only to run headlong into a controversy caused by Texans owner Bob McNair’s comments at a recent league meeting and now find himself with a new team altogether as the calendar turns to November.

All things considered, Brown is thrilled with how things have played out.

“It’s worked out pretty good for me, I have to say,” Brown said. “I thought I did some great things in my career and I thought we had some great years there in Houston, but to come here and immediately be a part of a contender and a chance to win, it’s worked out amazing. I couldn’t ask for anything better.”

Brown will take over at left tackle for the Seahawks, effective immediately. Rees Odhiambo did what he could as an injury replacement for George Fant but struggled significantly at times. Brown gives Seattle a proven Pro Bowl caliber player to solidify the weakest spot on their roster.

Seahawks general manager John Schneider expressed a desire to have Brown finish his career in Seattle after the trade was agreed upon on Monday. Brown said he would very much be open to that possibility.

“Absolutely,” he said. “I got relationships with guys here before I got here. I told them just on the outside looking in how much I respected this place, respected the locker room. Just like a real, real brotherhood here and they have a lot of fun, win a lot of games and on the outside looking in, I loved it. So to be here and be a part of it now, there’s no doubt in my mind I wouldn’t want to be here the rest of my career.”

20 responses to “Duane Brown on trade to Seattle: “I couldn’t ask for anything better”

  1. Hahaha, you guys just put Cancer in your locker room! He will be a bust! Hide and watch! Hahaha We couldn’t get rid of him fast enough!

  2. Nothing like not honoring a contract you signed, leaving your teammates high and dry for the first half of the season and then making your old team sound worthless when praising your new team! What a great guy….

  3. …and we’re all happy you’re here, too, Big Guy! And always remember, that little #3 behind you is the reason you’re here. He traded some of his salary this year so we could have the Cap space. Protect #3 at all costs…

    Go Hawks!

  4. He certainly lost a lot of cash, but he did end up on a real contender. He is he caliber of player to make a difference on an already strong Hawks team.

  5. Seattle is stacked. They snagged Sheldon Richardson to add to an already stacked defense. And now adding Brown right as Jimmy Graham is starting to light it up and won’t need to hold back and chip to help the LT. Should be fun to watch. Can’t wait until Seattle plays Philly. Should give us a good indication who will be the superior team in the NFC now that unfortunately Rodgers is out for the year and Atlanta is dealing with their SB hangover.

    If Seattle can get home field (#1 seed) throughout the playoffs, it’s gonna be a tough team to beat.

  6. Glad you got what you wanted all along Duane. It only took a complete public trashing of the guy that’s paid you millions over the past eight years to get it done. Just curious – if you didn’t like the 56 mil contract you had, then why did you sign it in the first place?

    This guy is the second iteration of Albert Haynesworth.

  7. Johnathan Joseph’s response to a question about the trade leads me to believe Duane Brown was only causing a stink about McNair’s comment to try and force the Texans to trade him after his six game holdout cost him $3.8 million in fines and failed to get him a renegotiated contract in Houston. “Duane’s situation, it’s a personal situation. It was something personal to him. Him being traded, it’s obviously something he was pushing for and they made it happen. That’s part of football.”

  8. “I thought I did some great things in my career and I thought we had some great years there in Houston, but to come here and immediately be a part of a contender and a chance to win, it’s worked out amazing. I couldn’t ask for anything better.”

    So he didn’t think the Texans were a contender? Guess that’s why he felt no obligation to end the hold out and join his team. They weren’t worth the risk to him. This is the guy that thinks he has the moral high ground when he wasn’t there for his “brothers” when they needed him. I wonder if having an All Pro LT would have improved their record any during his holdout? This guy is all about himself, and his righteousness about McNair is just a way to make it seem like he isn’t.

  9. Maybe the Texans would be at the top of the AFC South if Duane had played all season.

    If Duane had truly been in game shape, the Texans surely could have beat the Seahawks last week (nearly did).

    Let’s just reverse that ONE game… Seattle 4 – 3 and trailing the Rams and the Texans 4 – 3 and tied for first.

    Hmmmmmmm……

    If the Texans could have won just 1 more game with Duane – they’d be in first place all alone.

  10. mudachains says:
    November 2, 2017 at 12:54 am
    Nothing like not honoring a contract you signed, leaving your teammates high and dry for the first half of the season and then making your old team sound worthless when praising your new team! What a great guy….

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    In fairness to him, the NFL doesn’t guarantee the contracts. It’s not always reasonable to expect the player to honor a contract that they know can be broken with the only consequence to the team being the loss of guaranteed money and the cap hit. That being said, the way he went about getting the trade that he wanted makes him look like a punk.

  11. casualmalexlfan says:
    November 2, 2017 at 7:58 am
    Johnathan Joseph’s response to a question about the trade leads me to believe Duane Brown was only causing a stink about McNair’s comment to try and force the Texans to trade him after his six game holdout cost him $3.8 million in fines and failed to get him a renegotiated contract in Houston. “Duane’s situation, it’s a personal situation. It was something personal to him. Him being traded, it’s obviously something he was pushing for and they made it happen. That’s part of football.”

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    Of course. Even the players and the media who are beating up on McNair know this. He just made himself a convenient punching bag. I still maintain that if he had used the word “asylum” instead of “prison” he could have saved himself a ton of grief (even though the latter makes more sense in context with the word “inmate”).

  12. $22.08 million guaranteed. That’s what he got and when he decided to show up for work, in order to protest, he got paid more. Enough about contracts not being guaranteed…is yours?

  13. It is interesting that the running back Seattle cut (Alex Collins) is doing better than anyone Seattle kept. It must be the O line for their terrible performance. Little wonder running backs who won the rushing title treat their linemen to dinner or something even more expensive. One wonders how much a tackle who missed half the season can help the running game.

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