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“Powell Gets Defensive” The Safety Edition

BY KEVIN POWELL

            Stevie Brown had eight interceptions in 2012. (USATSI)

This is where we left Stevie Brown last season – with a torn ACL in a meaningless preseason game against Geno Smith and the Jets.  The Giants defense was basically in shambles the entire 2013 season and Brown’s injury played more than a small part in that.  In 2012, Brown became a leader and a difference maker for New York, compiling 76 total tackles, eight interceptions and two forced fumbles, and he was only 24 years old.  His star was definitely on the rise. Dynasty owners were excited at his future prospects.  Now, after the injury, he is just a guy sitting on the waiver wire, waiting for you to realize that he is ready to boost a dynasty team to the next level.

Stevie is still just 26 years old, and by the time training camp opens, he should be fully recovered from his injury.  The only good thing about last year was that he was injured during the preseason, giving him maximum time to heal for this season.  The Giants already have him at the top of the depth chart at safety as Will Hill is facing yet another drug suspension, which could cost him the entire 2014 season.  The Giants will probably end up cutting Hill.  Brown runs a 4.50 forty, and is great at anticipating where passes are going, giving him the opportunity to make big plays.  If your league is one that greatly rewards interceptions and fumbles, Stevie will pleasantly surprise.  

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                    COURTESY OF BROOKLYN.COM

There are a few other reasons I think Stevie Brown will make a great addition to a needy dynasty roster this season and beyond.  First, he is playing under a one year, $3 million contract.  It is a “prove-it” type deal to show he has fully recovered from his injury.  Second, the Giants defense allowed many opponents to move the ball at will last season,  forcing the secondary to make plenty of plays and tackles.  It is very possible that Brown could top 90 tackles, three fumbles, and six interceptions, which would firmly places him near the top ten at safety.  Third is the previously mentioned Will Hill suspension.  Stevie will take advantage of this opportunity and should have another six to seven seasons of very good to excellent productivity, which will be great news to a dynasty roster lacking in safety talent. Stevie Brown has proven just two years ago what type of player he can be.  Coach Coughlin will allow him to roam and use his instincts to make big play after big play for the Giants and he will be a player on the rise by the end of September. The smart owner will already have him on their roster, smiling all the way to V-I-C-T-O-R-Y!!!  Go out and build that dynasty and dominate your league!!

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  1. Chase Jacobs

    May 8, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Big props to the NYG subReddit!! Great page. One of the best!

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