In one year, Stevie Brown has gone from roster hopeful to burgeoning star. Expectations are a bit higher this time around.
"There are always going to be questions every single year," said Brown. "Until you get established or someone does it year in and year out, you’re always going to have questions if you’re going to just be a one-year guy. So I believe every single year you always have to go out there and prove yourself."
With Antrel Rolle nursing a sprained ankle, Brown becomes the de facto leader in the secondary He doesn't see it that way....
"Yes and no. I’m still going to go out there and make all the same calls that I’ve made here normally; just definitely try to be a little bit more vocal. But like I said, Mundy still has a great knowledge of the playbook, so he’s doing fine."
Mundy would be Ryan Mundy, his former U of Michigan teammate who the Giants brought in this year to take Kenny Phillips' spot in the secondary.
"Mundy is a great professional, so it’s still easy to work with Mundy," said Brown. "He doesn’t know every single thing, but he’s got a very good feel from the playbook. So it’s not much of a drop off when communicating to him and everything like that. It’s been all right.....We had a year together up there at Michigan and we’ve been friends since then, so it’s just transferring over onto the field now. We’ve known each other for like seven years now, so now we’re just talking football language instead of just talking."