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Brandon Browner Stacks Up With Leagues Elite Cornerbacks

There’s a saying that the stat’s don’t lie.

Even in an increasingly growing metrics era of measuring player performance and efficiency, it would be fairly naive to ignore the company that Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner is keeping with his play this season regardless of your statistical measuring allegiance.

What Doug Baldwin has been to the Seahawks offense, Browner has been to the Seahawks defense. Ever since getting picked on early in the season by Pittsburgh he has emerged as an imposing force on the Seahawks defense.

Amongst all eligible defensive players Browner currently is tied for fourth in interceptions with 5. Only Charles Woodson, Eric Weddle, and Kyle Arrington have more; all with 7.

Johnathan Joseph, a rumored free agent target of the Seahawks who ended up with the Texans; has four in contrast.

Does that automatically mean Browner is better? No. But Pete Carroll plucked a castaway from the CFL who is statistically outperforming one of the premier free agents that was available this off-season.

These types of acquisitions are exactly what is driving this young team forward. Chris Clemons, essentially a throw in from the Eagles, is tied for 11th in the league with 9 sacks. He’s keeping company with guys like Trent Cole, Julius Peppers, Charles Johnson, and Dwight Freeney.

Kam Chancellor, a fifth round draft choice, has emerged as a force for the Seahawks and there are more then whispers about him being an All-Pro candidate.

Marshawn Lynch, essentially a fourth and fifth round draft choice, is running the ball better then any running back right now, and it’s not even close.

Tarvaris Jackson… Are you kidding me? Need I continue?

If you told me the Seahawks would at one point win 4 out of 5 games this season, and beat the Giants, Eagles, Ravens, come 2 points from beating the Falcons and 2 blown games from firmly holding a playoff spot; I would have probably bet you a large sum of money saying something otherwise. I would have walked away feeling like a genius.

I predicted a 6-10 season, and admittedly hoped for the worst to secure the draft rights for Andrew Luck.

That’s not going to happen, and until the streaking Seahawks slip up, I will be fully supporting a late playoff push.

If they stumble just once, well, I hope it’s a long flight of stairs and they fall really hard because they really need a franchise quarterback.

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