Welcome back Brandon... this may have been huge. Brandon is rested up (not injured! Hooray!), and he will not make this mistake again. But the problem we very well could have faced is to have been stuck in a position where we rely on Walter Thurmond if BB or RS gets hurt (and no suspension stuff happens). Walter probably would have been activated, played very little, may not have gotten hurt, and we would have been razor thin at DB if counting on Thurmond. Instead, we have Lane and Maxwell up to NFL speed and ready to play multiple positions. That's a great thing to come out of this. Browner can be used all over the field. We can put him one-on-one on a receiver put Lane one-on-one and put Maxwell or Tru at nickel. Then we can run out my favorite defense... put your best defensive player as a spy on RG3.
I'm saying it. Richard Sherman is lined up on Robert Griffin III for the entirety of the first quarter as his personal spy. It would be very interesting and could work much in the way John Marshall had Kevin Bentley spy and slam Steve Smith out of the NFCCG by lining him up directly across from him as a hybrid LB/CB. It was beautiful.
I think Browner could handle lining up as a hybrid LBer/DL/CB/Spy (we call it the cougarback in the 3-3-5... the position Kyle Van Noy plays for BYU, for those of you who saw him completely shut down a QB and dominate him in the Poinsettia Bowl, then that is what I'm talking about). I don't think RG3 has ever seen it, unless he played TCU last year or New Mexico or San Diego State. Other than BYU, I believe those are the 3 schools that run it. I think it would be a brilliant way to cover RG3. Don't say it too loud though, because I don't want anybody trying it on RW. Although I think Russ could exploit it if given a week's notice. Just run a QB spy on RG3 and I bet it is an interesting scenario.
R.I.P. Dad. I miss you. You will never be forgotten
1/12/39 - 8/7/08