Brandon Browner: More sinner than saint for the Saints


Brandon Browner is at it again, butting heads with New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Dennis Allen on live television and then ranting away on social media.

From poor on-field performances highlighted by blown coverages and penalties, to Twitter rants with fans and media, to locker room meltdowns in front of the press, 2015 is not the year for New Orleans Saints cornerback Brandon Browner.

In his most recent debacle, he was seen butting heads with Saints defensive coordinator Dennis Allen — Browner’s coach and superior.  It came during Sunday afternoon’s close and frustrating loss to the unbeaten Carolina Panthers, an NFC South rival of the Saints.

Rather than being the physical defensive back known for his leadership qualities, Brandon Browner has been nothing more than a childish disappointment since moving his talents to New Orleans via the free agent market this past offseason.  All the Saints did was pay good money for a headache, and the NFL’s worst rated cornerback this year — literally.  Talk about a rapidly declining player.

Did I say getting in Dennis Allen’s face on live television was Browner’s latest fiasco?  Sorry, I was wrong.  He took to Twitter on Monday night in some exchanging of words with Hall-of-Fame tight end and former CBS Sports NFL analyst Shannon Sharpe after he apparently called Browner out on his poor play. 

Sharpe maybe could have minded his own business, but Brandon Browner needs to understand that criticism is part of the game, especially when he’s playing as bad as he is.  It’s one thing after another with this guy.  It’s just like Sharpe said, play better football, and then maybe these things won’t happen.

After 12 games this season, it seems instead of striking gold in free agency, the Saints struck out.  Brandon Browner was certainly not an improvement from Junior Galette.  Instead of advancing, New Orleans took a step back.  Sean Payton sure knows how to pick his captains. It’s frustrating when your team is under performing at an unimaginable level. but Browner better get his act together and advertise himself like the professional he’s supposed to be.