Browner bits from conference call

March, 17, 2014
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Cornerback Darrelle Revis held his introductory conference call with reporters on Monday at 1:45 p.m. ET and stressed that the primary factor in his decision to sign with the Patriots was winning. Immediately following Revis, fellow cornerback Brandon Browner held a conference call and here are some of the highlights:

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Teaming up with Revis. Asked his thoughts about teaming up with Revis, Browner said “it will be fun”, before mentioning it isn’t just about him and Revis. Browner said Revis is someone he’s studied in the past, calling him a “pretty good technician who always seems like he has a good base, a good balance in his backpedal.” Browner envisions Revis pushing him in the same way that Richard Sherman and his “Legion of Boom” teammates did in Seattle.

Expect a lot of man coverage. Browner relayed that, “a lot of the stuff I’ll be doing on defense, I did in Seattle; the only thing that [is different] is the terminology. I was also told we play a lot of man to man, which is my strong suit. From what I understand they're going to have us matched up [a lot].” Browner later added that one of his goals now is “to win the big one” and “that’s part of the reason I made the decision to come to New England.”

Not getting into suspension. Asked to provide details on his suspension, in the interest of clarity, Browner said he’d share a few thoughts but didn’t want to get into too many details in the hopes of putting that behind him. “The last few months, my future was in a dark place. I made a few mistakes and that’s one of the mistakes I regret. I look forward to righting my wrong. I’m blessed with the opportunity to come play in New England and start on a [good] foot, so to say.”

No talk about playing safety. Browner said all discussions with the Patriots have been about playing cornerback. If the coaching staff approached him about playing safety, he’d be willing to because, “I just want to play some football and I’m fortunate to be playing for a team like the Pats.”

First impressions of organization. Browner said he met a few of his teammates while in town the last few days, and went out to eat at Patriot Place with one of the team’s defensive backs coaches (presumably Josh Boyer). He also watched a few videos with strength and conditioning coach Harold Nash, “which I was very impressed with.”

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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