Boston.com Inspirational Cover Story: Safety Sergio Brown

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    Nice post Laz, this is why I root for guys like Sergio and started a thread last Sunday night about him "another rookie plays well" these are the good stories from the NFL that never get any air time it's all about the holdouts, criminals or the me,me,me, T.O.'s Ochocinco's.   cudos to you Laz

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    Myrtle?
     
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    Laz,

    Fantastic post. Very coherent for a change. Not that I dislike your particular flair, but that was singularly readable and a bit less itinerant than your typical go. 

    That stop was enormous; moreover, it was pure situational football, which is what BB preaches. Give them enough rope to hang themselves and 9/10 times they will. He really sat, played it conservatively, and then made sure to make a solid tackle before the marker. Well played. Well earned game ball too.
     
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    It's a very good story and I hope he only improves and sticks with the team. I always love an underdog story and love to root for the little guy. Might be why I like Woodhead so much
     
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    Can he catch?  Maybe he'll turn out like another Brown.
     
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    Yep, good article and better story. Anybody else notice how confident the kid looked on the field. I remember from his 1st play his body language made him look like a vet. He picked an angle and finished the plays he was in every time. Another good addition by BB..
     
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    To ALL : Here are some excerpts from the BDC Top Cover Story, here on the Patriots's Page.  It's well-written, and rather inspirational, in fact.  The story highlight's Sergio Brown .  Brown, an Undrafted Safety from Notre Dame (many know this)-Was thrown right into the fray during last weekend's Chargers's Game, ater Patrick Chung got injured, and also subsequently with Jarrad Page's calf injury: excerpt ~ All Brown knew was that, with safety Jarrad Page inactive because of a calf injury, he needed to be ready. For anything. And everything. Litt le did Brown know, however, that he’d be thrown into the breach when second-year safety Patrick Chung injured his knee in the second quarter. It forced the Patriots to rely upon Brown to help repel the Chargers’ fourth-quarter rally . Brown made his 5th unassisted tackle of the game, on that critical Antonio Gates reception, pulling him down from behind: excerpt ~ And Brown delivered when it mattered most, making his fifth and final tackle of the game (all unassisted) on Gates on a third-and-10 play. “We had to be aware of the down and distance,’’ Brown recalled of the play, for which he was awarded a game ball. “Once he came out of the backfield, I peeked at the quarterback [Philip Rivers] for a second. I saw him look over to Gates and I was like, ‘I’ve got to get over there and make a stop.’ ’’ After Gates made an 8-yard reception, Brown quickly pulled him down from behind 2 yards shy of a critical first down. “I thought that Sergio had a lot of good plays in the game,’’ said coach Bill Belichick, also crediting Brown for his special teams contributions. “I think he would have played on defense anyway, but regardless of that, he certainly got more of an opportunity when Patrick went out .’’ In under 2 months, Sergio Brown was cut entirely by New England, THEN signed to New Englands's Practice Squad, THEN signed to New England's 53 man Active Game Day Roster...let that amount of utter uncertainty about your (or anyone's future) sink in just a bit...  excerpt ~ Sergio Brown settled into his seat on the Patriots’ charter flight home after last Sunday’s 23-20 victory over the Chargers in San Diego. A warm feeling enveloped him as the rookie safety began to decompress from his whirlwind weekend. It was a feeling of satisfaction from a job well done. Brown paused and shook his head as he recounted his rise from the practice squad to the 53-man roster to maker of a key fourth-quarter tackle on Chargers tight end Antonio Gates. All this, in one amazing weekend. It was an opportunity Brown had worked hard for, but when he was initially released he admitted to giving in to negativity. “I was disappointed, angry, mad, every type of emotion you could have,’’ Brown said. “At the end of the day, when you sit back and look at everything, you have to take a positive note and make the best out of every situation.’’ So when Brown was signed to the practice squad two days later, he took it as a second chance at an NFL career. But life as a practice-squad player is often filled with days of hard work and frustration at not knowing if it will result in playing time. “I think that’s a great example for all our players to be just ready to go,’’ Belichick said. “You never know when you’re going to get that opportunity. Some players aren’t active and guys are on the practice squad. Or some guys that are active don’t necessarily get to play that week, depending on their particular role. But that can change in one play, and Sergio’s a good example of a player that worked hard, that was prepared, and that when he got an opportunity, really took advantage of it and performed well .’’ His play @ San Diego?  It not only awarded him a gameball from Bill Belichick (and his 1 single 3rd down solo, heads up, Gates tackle OUR Franchise another "W" in the win column), BUT it awarded Brown a 4 year 1.79 Million Dollar Contract.  Now let THAT sink in just a bit...  Say ya make 50k a year, JUST outta freakin' college, and you're an unbelievably LUCKY one.  Sergio Brown's unquitting effort has just earned him 9 TIMES that A Year.  As NFL Fans, we're continually bombarded with certain players that CANNOT apparently feed their children on numbers like 5-7 mil a year, and opt, rather than playing a sport that they should adore, To sit out entirely due to the fact that they feel "insulted" by not being offered that extra mil.   Personally, I feel great for this hard-working UNdrafted kid, who never quit when things looked incredibly uncertain for him.  450k a year ain't peanuts for most of us people in the real world, And it simply feels wonderful seeing someone FROM this real world, get rewarded...and whom is (and should be)-simply Ecstatic, to come across this contract & "meager" salary...  Kudos to you, Sergio Brown.  excerpt ~ “ Got on the plane and I was all smiles on the way home,’’ Brown said yesterday in front of his locker at Gillette Stadium. “Had so many voice mails, my phone went dead.’’ First thing I did was call my mother,’’ Brown said. Of course, Myrtle Brown reacted like any proud mother would, especially when she learned of the salary her 22-year-old son, the youngest of her three boys, would be making. “She was screaming on the phone and everything, so it was real,’’ Brown said with a laugh .
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    I have a strange feeling that this guy is going to surprise a lot of people.
     
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    What a turn around for a guy that was basicaly out on the streets a month ago. If he plays well in  the next couple of years he'll out grow that contract, but it looks good for both sides right now.
     
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    Good read and excellent thread. The Safety position is looking very promising,all in all.
     
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    Good stuff Laz... keep'em coming.
     
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