Stevie Brown wins second defensive player of the week award

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Even though they routed the Eagles 42-7 last Sunday, the Giants didn’t make the playoffs.

Safety Stevie Brown got a small consolation prize on Wednesday when he was named the NFC defensive player of the week for Week 17. Brown had six tackles and an interception that ended the Eagles’ first drive of the day and set the Giants up for their first score of the game.

It’s the second time that Brown was named the NFC defensive player of the week this year and he ended the year tied for second in the NFL with eight interceptions. Brown saw a lot of playing time because of injuries to Kenny Phillips and his play may have an impact on what the Giants decide to do with Phillips heading into next season. He’s been very good when healthy, but he’s missed huge chunks of time in two of the last three seasons and Brown’s play could lead them to move on without Phillips.

Brown is one of three players to win two defensive player of the week awards this season, joining Texans defensive end J.J. Watt and Bears cornerback Charles Tillman.

12 responses to “Stevie Brown wins second defensive player of the week award

  1. This kind of cracks me up. If you click on the name Stevie Brown and it takes you to’s player profile, this is the latest update they have about him. I think he wound up better than they thought.

    Giants signed S Stevie Brown, formerly of the Colts.
    Brown, 24, also drew interest from the Bengals after the Colts opted against tendering him as an exclusive rights free agent. Brown isn’t much of a safety prospect, but the Giants will give him a chance to win a spot on special teams. Mon, Apr 2, 2012 07:03:00 PM

  2. I would hope they keep both Brown and Phillips going into next season. I would hope they find a way to keep Phillips healthy too. When the Giants were able to use that 3 safety set, they made you forget about the complete lack of CB depth.

  3. Brown is a ball hawk…Giants really need one of those. I as sick of their DBs surrounding the receiver and letting him catch the ball before reacting.

  4. And that should be the last we hear of the non-playoff giants for a while. Not many giants fans at work this week.

  5. i knew from training camp this guy was gonna be a beast..if KP can stay healthy we got that 3 saftey but id rather have brown over phillips if theres a pick one but both healthy would be nice..

    giants got to trim some things and contracts but they should make another run as long as coughlin can keep eli focus and refreshed with new things and not the same ol same ol..

  6. brown has been good in phillips’ absence, but the giants would be smart to re-sign KP this offseason. the defense looked great when they were able to play all three safeties.

  7. Any one who says Stevie brown isn’t much of a safety is an absolute moron!!!! Placed 2nd in interceptions behind Tillman with 8! They gave him a chance and he proved he can compete at a very high level! I love how giant haters say the stupidest things! The guy is an absolute ball hawk! You aren’t a ball hawk if your not a good safety!

  8. The only bright spot on that defense this year. The CBs and the LBs were absolutely horrendous. The DE we garbage. The DTs were actually better than usually but still helpless. The safeties were very good in the 3 set and Brown was excellent throughout the season. Bravo Stevie, bravo.

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