Antrel Rolle and Stevie Brown are back together again.
In 2012 The New York Giants were coming off a Super Bowl victory and only looking for a few new pieces. They signed Free Safety Stevie Brown. Brown had jumped from the Raiders to the Colts, yet he did not significant playing time. In other words Brown was an unknown entity.
In the 7th week of the Giants 2012 season the often injured 1st round draft pick Kenny Phillips went down with another knee injury. Back up Stevie Brown stepped in and never looked back. That season the 5′ 11 212 lbs. safety snagged 8 interceptions with 307 return yards. He also locked down 76 tackles for the Giants defense.
In the 3rd preseason game of 2013 Brown tore his ACL returning an interception and was replaced by Florida product, Will Hill. Hill showcased his abilities with a handful of big hits, interceptions and 77 tackles. Hill has had numerous off field issues and awaits disciplinarian action from the league.
Welcome back Stevie Brown who yesterday was penciled in as the starter next to Giants defensive captain Antrel Rolle. Hopefully Browns knee is healthy and the two play makers can make it happen in 2014.
Rolle and Brown have 16 interceptions between them over the last two seasons.
Brown is very happy with how the knee has responded thus far this off-season. If Hill does not get suspended by the league and the Giants do not cut the troubled player, expect to see a lot of 3 safety sets as they once did with Deon Grant.
Craig J. Santucci | Managing Editor