Naturally, New England cornerback Brandon Browner was asked at Media Day about his comments that New England wide receivers should target injured Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman and safety Earl Thomas III.
“Those are my brothers, at the end of the day there’s no hard feelings," he said. "That’s like in any game, you have a guy that messes his ankle up and you’re going to tackle and make sure you land on his ankle. If a guy messes his shoulder up, then you tackle him and land on his shoulder – that’s just a part of the game. You guys know how close I am to those boys and at the time that felt like the right thing to say.”
New England linebacker Dont'a Hightower also added his take.
“I think all of you guys just kind of went over the top with what he said," he said. "I don’t think he’s targeting anybody. I think he was just, more or less, saying we need to go there or run at him because of the injury. I think that’s kind of what he was doing, not taking a shot at him.”