Thursday, November 1, 2012

Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Stevie Brown

Stevie Brown, "Proud Michigan Man all day everyday."
If you pay any attention to Touch the Banner on Thursdays, then you know by now that Stevie Brown has miraculously transformed into the second coming of Charles Woodson.  Given that, it should come as no surprise that earlier in the week Brown made two interceptions, a fumble recovery and a team high eight solo tackles as his Giants beat the Dallas Cowboys by a score of 29-26.  Brown was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week and now has five picks in the last six games.  It will be interesting to see how much playing time Brown gets going forward as starting safety Kenny Phillips is scheduled to be back in a week or two.

Honorable Mention:  Tom Brady put on a jolly good show for the fine people of London by going 23/35 for 304 yards and four touchdowns in the Patriots' 45-7 victory over the Rams.  Patrons remarked that a smashing time was had by all.

  • Steve Breaston did not have a reception in the month of October and has caught only four passes on the season.  He made 61 receptions last year.
  • Brandon Graham had a season high four tackles.
  • Jonas Mouton is listed as second string on the Chargers depth chart but still has not posted any stats as a pro.
  • Larry Foote recorded five tackles and a sack.  He now leads the Steelers in tackles, sacks, fumbles forced and fumbles recovered.
  • Mario Manningham has been battling a shoulder injury but his status has been upgraded to "probable" for the 49ers' upcoming game against the Cardinals.
  • Jason Avant had a season high four receptions for 45 yards.
  • Jake Long is still doing his thing.  He'll be a free agent at season's end.


  1. Do you see Long leaving Miami? If he did, I'd love to see the Lions make a run at him.

  2. Long will sign with the team that pays him the most money if he's like most athletes. Due to the NFL's salary cap, it seems that the Lions would be hard pressed to sign him if they also intend to keep around Suh, Stafford and Johnson.

  3. Glad to see Brandon Graham back from his injury and doing well!