|09-21-2012, 12:28 AM||#1|
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Browns CB Sheldon Brown Vows Not To Become Distraction After Being Demoted
Sheldon Brown has been a full-time starting cornerback in the NFL since 2004, but his role has now seemingly been reduced.
He said the Browns have told him he’ll enter the action when the defense employs its nickel package against three-receiver sets. In other words, Buster Skrine is expected to start in place of Brown, and Dimitri Patterson will fill in for suspended starter Joe Haden when the Buffalo Bills (1-1) visit the Browns (0-2) Sunday. Brown would only start if the Browns open in nickel.
“I’m not going to be a distraction,” Brown, who has started 131 games in his 11-year career, said Thursday after practice. “I never will be a distraction. Too much respect for [General Manager] Tom Heckert and [coach] Pat Shurmur, so it is what it is. I’m here to help this team. If that’s in a mentoring role, I’m here to help mentor. And I have no problem with doing that.”
Brown’s streak of 33 consecutive starts for the Browns ended Sunday in a 34-27 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. He played only one snap, extending his streak of regular-season games played to 162 in a row.
Source: Akron Beacon Journal
|09-21-2012, 09:58 AM||#4|
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Sheldon is a decent player, hopefully he finds new life in the nickel in getting to play some lesser receivers. He's still good and smart with his positioning, it's just the body getting a step slower..
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