Brown was a pleasant surprise for the Giants in 2012, starting 11 games at safety in place of the ailing Kenny Phillips. His 76 tackles, two forced fumbles. two fumble recoveries and eight INTs and an NFL-high 307 return yards were enough for the Giants to slap a second-round tender worth $2.023 million on Brown this spring. The eight INTs, by the way, are the most by a Giant since 1968, when Willie Williams racked up 10 and Spider Lockhart had eight.
Before signing with the Giants before the 2012 season, Brown had not created nor capitalized on a single turnover in his 23 games with the Raiders and Colts. That's ancient history to him, now. He is brimming with confidence these days.
"I look at it as my spot," Brown said of the safety position as per Conor Orr of the Star-Ledger. "It’s my spot to keep...I look at it as capitalizing on an opportunity...I always knew I had it in me, it just all finally came out when I was able to get on the field and start making plays. It was just everything coming together at the right time."
Brown has been working out diligently this offseason to insure he has the best chance to keep that spot. Read Conor's full piece on Brown here.