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.