Hawks react to Browner’s advice to Pats to ‘break’ Sherman’s elbow, Thomas’ shoulder
PHOENIX — Former Seattle Seahawk and current New England Patriot Brandon Browner told ESPN that he thinks his former teammates Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas are tough. That’s why he plans to hit them where it hurts.
“Those dudes are tough, like watching the game you see Sherman was holding that arm like he had a sling on it,” Browner told ESPN’s Josina Anderson. “But at the end of the day this is about the Super Bowl. I’m going to tell my teammates to go hit that elbow, go hit that shoulder. Try to break it if you can, you know?”
Both Thomas and Sherman suffered injuries in the NFC Championship win over the Green Bay Packers.
But despite Browner's hard-nosed approach to the game, he said all parties -- the Patriots and Seahawks -- understand the meaning of competition.
"You're going to be my best friend after the game," 30-year-old Browner said. "But at the end of the day I know you want the Super Bowl just as bad as me."
Browner was part of the Seahawks last season, but was suspended for the final two games of regular season plus the postseason because he violated the league's substance abuse policy. Now, he plays for the Patriots and says he looks forward to facing his old team.
"I really had that vision when I signed here," Browner told the Boston Herald. "Hopefully, we'd meet up with my old boys and it happened to work that way."
Below is Doug Baldwins' response:
Browner has played in nine games with a total of 25 tackles and one interception this season.
Q13 FOX News Sports Director Aaron Levine weighed in on the comments Monday.