The Seattle Seahawks have arguably the best secondary if not the best defense in all of the NFL. With starting corner Brandon Browner facing a year long suspension for his second violation of the substance-abuse policy, any Super Bowl aspirations in Seattle should no longer exist.
Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints face off with Seattle this week on Monday Night Football, and the winner will likely get the top seed in the NFC. Without Browner, I see Brees leading the Saints to victory and staking claim to the No. 1 seed in the NFC. Although the Seahawks will still get home-field advantage with the second seed, if these two teams meet again in the NFC championship it will not be in Seattle. Instead, it’ll be in New Orleans and Seattle will come up short in their highly anticipated run to the Super Bowl.
Browner was suspended last year for Seattle, but it was only for four games. This year long suspension couldn’t have come at a worst time for the Seahawks. If this is the type of player Brandon is going to be then Seattle should look into finding a replacement immediately because Browner is starting to show he can’t be trusted.
The Seahawks have built their team to be very competitive on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball, and Browner has been a big part of that. Without him Seattle’s season will once again end without a Super Bowl win.
Seattle will be in the conversation for a Super Bowl victory next year, but in order for the Seahawks to reach their full potential cutting their dead weight is now a must.
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