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New York Giants’ Stevie Brown: “I’m not Looking to Be One-Hit Wonder”

June 12th, 2013 at 2:25 PM
By Doug Rush

On a New York Giants defense that struggled with consistency in 2012, Stevie Brown was one of the few bright spots.

Last summer, Brown was hopeful that he would just make the roster. Not only did he make the team, he emerged as a starter, as he was able to record 66 total tackles with eight interceptions, 11 pass deflections and two forced fumbles while starting in 11 of the 16 games.

With Kenny Phillips leaving as a free agent to sign with the Philadelphia Eagles, Brown is the clear starter in 2013, and he is looking to improve on his success and not be a one-year wonder, as he told Art Stapleton of the Bergen Record.

 "You hear about people, 'Oh man, he had a killer year"  and you say what'd he do after that – you never heard of him again," said Brown.

After last season, Brown entered as a restricted free agent and had a second-round tender placed upon him, which he signed back on March 19 for one-year at $2.02 million. While playing this season on a one-year contract, it keeps the former University of Michigan graduate extremely hungry for success.

“With a lot of one-years out there, guys looking for something more long-term it definitely creates more of a sense of hunger by going out there with something to prove,’’ Brown said. “I’m still thankful for the tender I got, I’ll never downplay it but at the same time you always want something that’s long-term, you want to have something with a little more insurance,’’ Brown said. “It’s another ‘show-me’ with a little more money is all it is.’’ 

If Brown is looking for a long-term deal and a nice pay day from the Giants, he will certainly have to earn it by being able to duplicate his success, while improving as well and being a consistent player in the Giants secondary.

"Consistency is the most important thing. I want to prove I can be around for a long time," Brown said.

The 25-year-old Brown was originally a seventh-round draft pick by the Oakland Raiders in 2010 and was with the Indianapolis Colts before joining the Giants in 2012.

Photo Credit: Mike Gannon

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5 Responses to “New York Giants’ Stevie Brown: “I’m not Looking to Be One-Hit Wonder””

  1.  GeezUp says:

    Contrary to the likes of many here, he’s one of my favorites!!! Considering the guy is a converted LB, he always manages to find the ball and take it away. To me he’s a perfect match in Fewell’s scheme. With a year of actual game experience under his belt, I’m rooting for Stevie to take the next step and become even better in coverage and understanding his assignment while still creating havoc and causing TOs.

  2.  jfunk says:

    If Brown can eliminate most of his coverage breakdowns without losing too much of his big play ability, he’ll be a star.

    It’s a tough balancing act though. Play your responsibilities by the book and you’ll rarely get INTs except for fluke plays. Gamble too much and you’ll get pump-faked out of your job.

  3.  GOAT56 says:

    I’m concerned that his big plays were more luck than skill and that his coverage breakdowns were plentiful. I hope Brown proves he’s a good player but he’s a player I really question. I know Brown should play more of a SS role and Rolle should play KP’s role. I still think Hill might end up taking the starting slot. I also worry that both Brown and Hill are more SS types and we really lose coverage ability with the loss of KP. The only other safety that seems to flashes FS skills is Cooper. I know he’s huge but his movement skills, instincts and wing span might make him need this year especially should Rolle get banged up. Also, this is where TT could fit if he’s moved to safety.

  4.  Nosh.0 says:

    Random but I’ve been wanting to post about it.

    Looking at the roster I think you right now only have 4 players that need big contracts going forward. JPP, Nicks, Prince, Cruz.

    I don’t include Linval in that group because in the past he is the type of player we let walk. He reminds me a lot of Cornelius Griffin and Coefield, good but not great DT’s. And unless LJ’s play improves a lot this season, I see JR letting him walk to a team that overpays.

  5.  JimStoll says:

    Stevie will have to prove it this year
    half of his picks were wildly poor passes
    his blown coverages are legendary
    the only thing he really did consistently well was return picks
    his return yardage was off the charts good

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