Browner says nickname for Patriots’ secondary should come from fans

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Friday’s PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio featured a visit from the unsung hero of Super Bowl XLIX:  Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner.

Even though Malcolm Butler made the interception that saved the game, Browner also recognized what was coming (he said he’d seen the play in practice during his time with the Seahawks), got Butler lined up in the right spot, anticipated the attempt to run a pick by the two receivers lined up to the right of the Seattle formation, and jammed Jermaine Kearse hard at the line, preventing him from getting through to Butler.

Browner also admitted to applying a hand to the top of Kearse’s shoulder pads as part of the effort to keep Kearse from getting away.  The fight-fire-with-fire move worked; Kearse didn’t make the pick, Russell Wilson threw the ball, and Butler pounced.

But Friday’s interview addressed more important questions.  With guys like Browner and Butler and Darrelle Revis and Devin McCourty, what nickname does the former member of the Legion of Boom believe should the New England secondary have?  Browner explained that the nickname, whatever it becomes, needs to come from the fans.

So have at it, Pats fans.  Start suggesting nicknames for the team’s cornerbacks and safeties.  We’ll see if one of them manages to stick.

While brainstorming, select the second hour of Friday’s show to hear the Browner interview.  And then listen to the other two hours of Friday’s show, if you haven’t heard them yet.  Or if you have.

202 responses to “Browner says nickname for Patriots’ secondary should come from fans

  1. Hmm, why are you suggesting nickname for this cheater organization when Mevis isn’t lock to stay in Patriot with his 20 million year contract coming up soon…

    Pats fan can dream that Mevis gonna give ya discount contract because of chance to get “Rings”….
    Guess what fans.. Mevis want “SHOW ME THE MONEY!!”

  2. radioactivechimp says: Feb 7, 2015 4:40 PM

    How about “Revis and Butthead”?
    ====================

    Props, not many on here make me laugh out loud.

    How about one strike and you’re out Browner.

  3. There’s a bunch of rock outcroppings in Massachusetts Bay called The Graves that have sunk many a ship.

    So how about The Graves around Revis Island.

  4. Why bother giving that secondary a name when half of them (Revis, McCourty) aren’t even under contract for next season? The Legion of Boom is locked up until at least 2017.

  5. I love having Browner as a Patriot.
    Although he takes a lot of penalties (quite a few bad calls just because of his reputation), he adds a whole lot of toughness to this team. Who doesn’t think about him while they are going over the middle?
    Remember the hit on that Charger last year…I don’t remember his name, but I doubt he does either! I thought that dude was dead.
    I hope Browner spends the rest of his career with the Pats.

  6. It just occurred to me that the haters heads will explode if the Patriots go back to back by winning Super Bowl 50.

    Can you imagine?

    The best route would be beating the Ravens with a trick play in the divisional round, blowing out the Colts in the AFC Championship, and defeating the Seahawks in a pick’em game (again in the last minute) in the Super Bowl by stopping Lynch on fourth and one.

  7. Lemme help all you haters:
    Legion of cheaters
    Legion of deflate
    Legion of spygate
    Legion of guy who spent 90 seconds in the bathroom and definitely was peeing
    Legion of bob Kraft got a hot gf a week after his wife passed
    Legion of belicheat
    Legion of Tom lady
    Legion of Tom deflater
    Legion of practice tapers
    Legion of we’re gonna party, carabo, fiesta, forever, come on and sing along, all night long. All night.

    Clowns.

  8. Browner came up huge on second and goal from the one and by shutting down Chris Mathews when no one else on the Patriots could. Maybe Belichick can teach Tim Wright to play offense and defense and be a designated tall receiver stopper as well. We could also use him as the a jump ball guy on offense. Belichick is great at incorporating what worked against him in future game plans.

  9. Hawk fan here. If you’re going to go with anything other than “The Champs”, then my pick would be “The Militia”. But, it all hinges on NE resigning those guys.

  10. This is fun listening to all the Patriot “haters” cry, whine and make up excuses. Just give up the “cheating” sniveling and accept the fact Brady owns you!! Patriot nation is laughing at all of you….hahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!

  11. To all the haters , McCourty isn’t going anywhere and Revis already took less money this year to win a ring …. If they can’t agree on a long term deal the Pats will pay his option and keep him which they can do thanks to the greatest qb of all time and his team friendly contract … The Dynasty continues !!!!

  12. Glad to see the season’s not over for the crybabies. Too bad your teams suck. No…actually it’s great. Enjoy the offseason. I know I will.

  13. I remember the good old days when the defense had to be good for more than a year or 2 or make more than one play in the Super Bowl to get a nickname…. that being said how about. Rent-A-D?

  14. How about – “Lucky they didn’t run at the end or we would have lost, cause we did shiite all game long but give up long passes”… Too long maybe?

    Seriously, what has this secondary done to deserve a nick-name?

  15. Yeah, I’m just going to call the “the patriots secondary” on the off chance I talk about them at all.

    Not everything NEEDS a nickname – and most things that do have them sound pretty dumb to 99% of the world.

  16. patriots56 says:
    Feb 7, 2015 5:58 PM
    This is fun listening to all the Patriot “haters” cry, whine and make up excuses. Just give up the “cheating” sniveling and accept the fact Brady owns you!! Patriot nation is laughing at all of you….hahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!
    —————————————————————-

    Even with deflated balls, Chetriots didn’t beat the Packers.

  17. I’ve never been a big fan of names for defenses. Purple People Eaters, The Steel Curtain, Fearsome Foursome.

    Just go out and do your job, never mind the cutesy name.

  18. One game does not a backfield worthy of a name make.

    Browner, can’t cover his own shadow. Seattle should have targeted him with better play calling that revealed is vast weaknesses instead of a 3 yard pass. Everyone in Seattle knows Browner’s weaknesses…As for a name how’s about “I have to hold to cover”, for that’s reality. But I get it, your team won on a self inflicted wound…do your thing.

  19. No disrespect to these guys but nicknames aren’t manufactured they are born. Sitting around TRYING to think of is nickname is lame. Just think about how you or your buddies nicknames came about…pretty sure no one was sitting around trying to think one up it just happened.

  20. Save the nicknames. Your defense gave up 24 to a horrible Seattle offense. Almost gave up 31. Not exactly the same as stopping some high powered offenses n the league.

  21. After hearing Jerry Rice admit to using Stick ’em on his gloves, I have lost faith in the NFL and believe that EVERY team has gained their championships through the use of some form of shenanigans.

    No one does things legitimately, apparently. I mean, Jerry Rice cheating? REALLY?

  22. Even as a Pats fan, they are the ‘pretty good, but nothing special’ squad. Revis and/or McCourty may not even be there next season. If the DTs and blitz packages were better, maybe I would think more highly of the secondary. The Pats played well in the red zone, but have lacked some ability to come up with many 3 and outs last season. They are not as good as the previous Super Bowl winning DBs. Try Law and my man Otis. Rodney Harrison later on was ridiculous good in the back to back SB wins. Should be HOF, but probably won’t.

  23. If I was bitter about “the snatch” and ultimate loss, I would point out that having to have the fan’s come up with a name, because you can’t think of one that fits your team, is showing a lack of initiative/intelligence….. But I am not……. so I will be interested in the poll results…….

    Revis Island may want to incorporate the other CB’s into his own “archipelago”, so he doesn’t lose his own brand…..

    Good luck with the naming project……well deserved, whatever it finally ends up.

  24. I see a few people on here making comments about the Pats secondary being cheaters or suggesting a nickname that includes the word cheat or cheaters. First off no matter what happened with deflategate (which IMO nothing did get over it) the Pats secondary had nothing to do with it and second off the Legion of Boom was a secondary known for holding and committing PI because the officials “won’t call everything” but they deserved a nickname? Not a Pats fan but the hate is ridiculous and I for one enjoyed the win against Seattle.

  25. Seriously, what has this secondary done to deserve a nick-name?

    They balanced out New England’s mediocre and at times non-existent pass rush.

    Nicknames planned in advance never work out anyway, and we don’t even know these guys will be on the same team next year.

    Non issue. What the hell am I doing here?

  26. Leave the stupid nicknames for the Seahawks. We here in Boston are good with “Superbowl Champions”

  27. While we’re at it can we change the Seahawks nickname from “The Legion of Boom” to “The Legion of the 2000 Ravens and 2002 Buccaneers Wouldn’t Have Given Up a 10 point lead in the 4th Quarter of the Super Bowl”?

  28. “Browner also admitted to applying a hand to the top of Kearse’s shoulder pads as part of the effort to keep Kearse from getting away.”

    Whoa whoa whoa!!! Stop everything!! Why isn’t this being investigated? Jamming receivers in a goal line formation?? Clearly Belicheat is at it again, using the rules to his advantage and disguising illegal activity within a perfectly legal play. Pats should be disqualified immediately and SeAdderall given the Lombardi. And how did Browner know they would run that play?? He must have clearly used his iPhone to record every practice while he was in Seattle, knowing he would need an advantage with the Pats in the last play of the superbowl. CHEATERS!!!!

    Signed,
    The flabbergasted haters

  29. The “if they hand it off to Lynch we’re not having this conversation” D?

    Not a fan of either team, but let’s be real, that secondary did nothing special, outside of the pick. The chickens wrs have marginal talent. This is well known.

  30. As a Pats fan, I dislike the idea of a nickname. It goes against the Patriot Way. The identity of the modern Patriots was established in Super Bowl XXXVI when they became the first Super Bowl participant to come out of the tunnel as a team. The best name for this secondary is the New England Patriots.

  31. The nicknames are a little meh, but if I was to play along, Boston D Party above is decent. A few others…

    – Midnight Riders (Paul Revere reference)
    – Rhode Island (hey it’s a New England state)
    – Faneuil Maulers (play on Fanehuil Hall in Boston)

    Ok, ok. Let’s just go with WORLD CHAMPS! The haters are obviously devastated judging by the lamer than usual cheating references. They’re completely out of bullets and surrounded by the enemy…in a daze, contemplating their next move even though they know they’re defeated. Love it! No rings since spygate….hahaha!

  32. I wonder why everyone is hating let me guess. 15 years = 12 AFC EAST TITLES 9- AFC CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES 6- SUPER BOWLS 4 TITLES. It’s great to be a pats fan please keep hating it only makes us want to win more. Seattle fans should rename there secondary to all carved up. And must b nice to have bitch mode laughing at his coach after the int to give the pats another title.

  33. One thing I did notice in the game … the Pats secondary was holding a few times even Butler tripped one wide open WR while he was falling down … I have no idea how the refs missed that one. While the Seahawks did not hold because Brady did not hold onto the ball long.

  34. During the interview, did he thank you personally for all the muck you raked the Patriots way before the game?

    I’m sure it was very motivational.

  35. I find it LAUGHABLE that people associate the Pats with cheating. Theres no facts to back it up and you just sound like pathetic, resentful, losers. You are all mindless simpletons, who just can’t get over there own resentments enough to at least appreciate greatness. Awful. I mean really its just so pathetic. Well we can’t match this run on the field, so we’ll just call them cheaters. WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH. its humurous and we in Patriot Nation laugh at you.

    Like yes I know the Steelers doped their way to 4 superbowls in the 70’s and I know there team doctor was caught with enough HGH for an army a few years ago so they doped their way to two more. I know doping is WAAAAAAY more cheating than anything else in pro sports, but In no way do I think this rampant doping takes away from their 6 drug tainted, HGH inflated, titles. I still respect those rings, even though I know their players veins were full of horse semen when they won them.

    I respect the Steelers and what they accomplished, but any reasonable person can calculate that doping is light years more impactful than recording from the wrong location in the stadium.

    Oh and The guy from Seattle has it right. Militia is the best name.

  36. Maaybe we cant blame him though. actually Steelcurtain isn’t thinking this out clearly because he is following in the footsteps of his juiced up heroes and has ingested too much HGH too put together a coherent though.

    I don’t complain about tainted titles, just because the Steelers team doctor was caught with 500k HGH for all we know other teams were doing it worse. I don’t make judgements without facts.

    But if my team was a bunch of juiced up needle jockeys who had doping involved with 6 titles I would probably just keep my mouth shut about other teams relatively minor transgressions.

  37. sweetnlow44 says: Feb 7, 2015 8:14 PM

    It doesn’t work if you have to ASK for a nickname, Browner.
    ————
    True enough. Most of these nicknames come from the players. Browner must be stumped. Crunch Bunch has been used, and Dome Patrol does not apply. Welcome to February.

  38. Refs had nothing to do with the outcome of the game, they missed calls on both sides of the ball. Seattle should have been called for roughing the kickerwould have resulted in a first down and great field position, also one of seattles wide receivers should have been called for offensive pass interference on a deep ball left side of field gained about 40 yds and ended up being a scoring drive. Super Bowl champs – to the rest of the teams have a good off-season

  39. Since the fun really happened in the last minute of the game, how about the “Minutemen”?-fits historically as well with the area

  40. packmanfan says: “Even with deflated balls, Chetriots didn’t beat the Packers.”

    ———————————————————-

    And even cheating with over-inflated balls, Packers didn’t beat the Seahawks, but the Pats did. Keep on cryin’. Hahaha. By the way, what are Chetriots anyway?

  41. gbemberg says:
    Feb 7, 2015 9:09 PM
    Since the fun really happened in the last minute of the game, how about the “Minutemen”?-fits historically as well with the area

    =====================================

    i said it 27 minutes before you did hehe

  42. Wow. It’s been almost a week and all the loser haters are still at it.
    How about THE BROTHERS BAD. Boston Air Defense.

  43. all this talk and not one reference to the actual origins of Legion of Boom (Doom)?

    If its DC Comics the Pats need to be a derivative of The Justice League

    If is Wrestling it would need to be The Four Horsemen, Demolition, Nasty Boys, etc.

    I leave the wittiness to you guys.

  44. IT HAS NOW BEEN ONE WEEK SINCE THE WORLD CHAMPION PATRIOTS GAVE PATRIOT HATERS A WEDGIE AND THEY LIKED IT

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  45. 28-24

    GET ON YOUR KNEES SCUMBAGS AND BOW TO THE CHAMPS. I ORDER ALL PATRIOT HATERS TO BOW IN AWE OF GREATNESS. YOU WILL KNOW YOUR PLACE AND KISS THE RING OF THE KINGS OF THE NFL.

  46. Patriots haven’t won a Super Bowl since spyg – OH WAIT I FORGOT THEY DID AND IT BURNS YOU PATRIOT HATERS UP HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  47. There is a little town in Maine called Georgetown. It sits on a bay called “Five Islands.” That seems like the perfect name, if Revis stays!

  48. The Silent Assassins – The Patriot Way is just “Do Your Job” and that’s what they do. They don’t smack talk like the Seahawks, they let their playing do all the talking for them, and you don’t know whose going to hurt you with a big play could be Revis one game, McCourty the next , or Browner or Butler hence the name The Silent Assassins!

  49. “The Rentals”

    None came up through the organization.
    All bought and paid for.
    New England is the Yankees of football.

  50. Honestly, the angst and frustration of Patriots haters is so delicious. I used to think they were clueless, but no, they understand about the Pats. They just HATE the idea that we are so good and they are so bad. Most are so ashamed of their teams that they won’t even name them.

    I used to come here every week or so. Now it’s several times a day to laugh at the loser comments. It’s like going to the Monkey House at the zoo. I laugh at the monkeys, then feel a little sorry for them, then come back and laugh again.

    ——————ipatriots56 says:
    Feb 7, 2015 5:58 PM
    This is fun listening to all the Patriot “haters” cry, whine and make up excuses. Just give up the “cheating” sniveling and accept the fact Brady owns you!! Patriot nation is laughing at all of you….hahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!

  51. Legion of Boom – it’s about time those clowns in Seattle give up that name because they got exposed…

    blah blah blah… You do realize one is going to have Tommy John Surgery, and another played on a torn knee right? Im not making excuses as I am not a fan of theirs, but if you watched them all year, well the last two really, you would realize that the name fits them. Sorry to say, but the Pats D got burned some that game too…I realize they won on an INT but they were getting lit up by an undrafted cast off from Cleveland.. Cleveland, of all places.

    You won that game because of Tom Brady. And for the record, Aaron Rodgers could win 4 SUper Bowls with BB too… Just Saying

  52. Island Survivors
    Pat-down
    Patriot Interceptors
    Pats Defenders
    Patriot Gamers
    Goal Line Pats
    Bully men
    Patriot minders
    The End Zoners
    Please hang up and try again
    Dead Zone Militia
    Minutemen
    Oh, so close…
    Pall Bearers
    Bait and crunch

  53. revren10 says:
    Feb 7, 2015 7:03 PM
    Browner played better then Sherman. Guess Sherman should get back on the PED’s

    ***********************************************
    Sherman was NEVER suspended for PEDS but Browner was.

  54. The Boston D Party was the New England defense’s nickname in the late 1970s when Chuck Faibanks was their coach. Old guys like me remember that great D.

    How about a different Revolutionary War reference? “The Boston Passacre.”

  55. lad8025 says:
    Feb 7, 2015 8:46 PM
    Refs had nothing to do with the outcome of the game, they missed calls on both sides of the ball. Seattle should have been called for roughing the kickerwould have resulted in a first down and great field position, also one of seattles wide receivers should have been called for offensive pass interference on a deep ball left side of field gained about 40 yds and ended up being a scoring drive. Super Bowl champs – to the rest of the teams have a good off-season

    *********************************************************
    The Refs had alot to do with it.

    Notice only 4 penalties 2 of them were offsides when the game was tied or the Pats were winning. BAM as soon as the Pats were losing out came the flags. Butler tripping the WR was so obivious … Brady intentional ground was terrible the iffy call on Thomas hitting Vereen out of bounds Thomas drove 5 yds awat as Vereen stepped out and that would have never been called if the Pats were winning.
    In the end the Seahawks did still have a chance to win so the officials got off the hook.
    The Pats cheating is not the video taping or let some air out of the balls … its the refs. Their are the cheaters and they are always helping the Pats. Look up the stats over the years it sure help when you get the calls. Just ask Detroit.

    Put the Pats jerseys on the Raider players and see how much their record improves just by getting the calls. Remember the phantom holding call on the McFadden game winning TD against the Pats early in the year … just like the Tuck rule. With all these rules the refs can call a penalty on every play if they wanted too and they do when the Pats are losing.

    Hire an independant firm to go over the SB game game and see how many calls went the Pats way.

  56. The Legion of Boom. The Seahawks lost the Super Bowl and should lose the name too, since Browner was part of the original group and is on the Pats now. He won it away from the rest of them, fair and square.

  57. You should be good for more than one game before you get a nickname.

    Is Malcolm Butler the next Deion Sanders?

    Seems like it…for catching a ball that hit him square in the numbers.

    He’ll be out of the league within 2-3 years.

  58. for catching a ball that hit him square in the numbers.

    which hit him there because he blasted the Seattle receiver and gave himself the position. It was a hell of a play I didn’t fully appreciate until watching it in replay a few times.

    Some of these Super Bowl heroes disappear a la Larry Brown, Timmy Smith etc but Butler may have some staying power.

  59. How about the “P. I’s” for Pass Interference. Or maybe “The Holders.” Nobody holds more than Mevis and Browner.

  60. @lolatpatshaters

    I seriously love you! Keep fighting the good fight.

    ———

    GREAT POST! IT REALLY IS OUR DUTY AND MORAL OBLIGATION TO EDUCATE THE NON BELIEVERS SO THEY SCOFF AT THE INFERIORITY THAT IS THEIR FAVORITE TEAM AND LEARN TO APPRECIATE GREATNESS WHEN THEY SEE IT, WHICH IS THE GREATEST COACH, GREATEST QB AND GREATEST FOOTBALL ORGANIZATION THIS COUNTRY HAS EVER SEEN.

  61. Put the Pats jerseys on the Raider players and see how much their record improves just by getting the calls. Remember the phantom holding call on the McFadden game winning TD against the Pats early in the year … just like the Tuck rule. With all these rules the refs can call a penalty on every play if they wanted too and they do when the Pats are losing.

    —–
    “I could never play for the Oakland Raiders. Their fans are jerks”

    — A real quote from the 3 time Super Bowl MVP, 2 time league MVP, 4 time Super Bowl champion and holder of multiple NFL passing records Tom Brady

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  62. BOW DOWN PUNKS. BOW TO THE WORLD CHAMPIONS. THIS IS OUR ERA NOW. YOU WILL DO WHAT YOUR MASTERS TELL YOU TO DO.

    KISS THE RING.

  63. which hit him there because he blasted the Seattle receiver and gave himself the position. It was a hell of a play I didn’t fully appreciate until watching it in replay a few times.

    ——–

    And he also had the instinct to not give up on the Kearse miracle catch. Stopped him getting up and walking to the end zone after his catch.

    A kid with that kind of instinct very likely has staying power in the NFL.

  64. Browner was definitely the unsung hero of that play. But don’t forget that he also shut down Chris Matthews — including defending a long end zone pass to Matthews on the last drive in man coverage.

    For a stretch of time it seemed like Matthews was going to turn the game upside down. Browner stopped all of it.

  65. How about we don’t bother with any nickname. That’s one of the things that annoys me about Seahawks fans with their “12th Man”, “LOB” and “Beast Mode” catch phrases. It’s all just stupid stuff for fans who don’t know the difference between an I Formation and a Spread Formation.

  66. How about the “It’s great to play in our weak division and rack up the 6 automatic wins against these Little Sisters of the Poor, get set up for home field advantage and cruise to the Super Bowl” Defense?

    Either that or “Cheaters of Boom.”

  67. Let’s let President Obama decide when he has to eat some crow over his snub of Browner the previous year

    Give Browner some credit

    He called out the President, guaranteed that he’d be back to the White House, and is as good as his word

    And it was Browner who was the one who disrupted the pick that freed up Butler to make the INT

    Every member of the Patriots and Patsfan knows this

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