New York Giants safety Stevie Brown was quite a surprise in 2012. Seemingly out of nowhere, Brown went from a young journeyman to a cornerstone of Big Blue's secondary thanks in large part to his record-breaking ballhawking and relentless determination to improve his game. It's the same sort of mentality he plans to take into the offseason as he prepares himself for a repeat performance come September.
"Just get better, just get better," Brown told Giants.com about his offseason plans. "I definitely have a lot of things that I have to work on, so I just want to get better at those this offseason."
A Restricted Free Agent (RFA) to be, Brown has prepared himself for a tender and fully expects to remain with the Giants in 2013. Whether or not he enters the season as a starter remains to be seen as the team has to make a decision of Kenny Phillips, who has a long injury history and will soon be an unrestricted free agent.
The 25-year-old Brown finished his first season with the Giants with 77 tackles, 11 passes defended , two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and eight interceptions which were returned for a franchise record 307 yards (also ranked 4th in NFL history for a single-season). He was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week twice in 2012, named to the Pro Football Focus All-NFC East Team and received six All Pro votes.
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