How my season started last year, tore my MCL in the first pre season game. But I kept positive minds set trying to get back for week 1 of regular season. Anyone who has tore something in the knee knows the little muscles around the knee go dead. So your recovery is things to strengthen that area and get the muscles to firing again. Anyways I come back wearing a knee brace because my injury wasn't completely held. I never wanted to make an excuse, so I played thru it. And when I got beat on a play I gave credit where credits do. You'll never catch me say I didn't play well because my knee. Because I don't believe that, but I was restricted at times. Last year was the most frustrating year for me, those who know me knew I was affected by it. I didn't want to leave the house, and all I was thinking about is playing better each week. But that never happened for me. And this is a BIG part of what drives me everyday.\
Hey guys, not to make excuses or anything, but I played all of last season with a torn MCL. That's not an explanation or a justification, but just a tidbit of information for you to do with what you will. I've obviously known for a long time, but I was just waiting until now to say something because - well - I don't really know why. It's definitely not just because I am currently unemployed, and coming off the worst statistical season of any defensive back in NFL history, that's for sure. Again, I'm not saying that I played like an overly handsy paraplegic because I had a bum knee, but - factually speaking - I had a bum knee and played like an overly handsy paraplegic. Totally not looking for you guys to make that connection yourselves. I am honestly not trying to drum up any sympathy, but I was so depressed by my injury that I barely wanted to leave the house last year. Seriously though, please, please, please don't feel bad for me.
Do I believe that Brandon Browner played all of last year with a torn MCL? Yes, yes I do. I would probably believe him if he told me he had a lung removed and a wooden leg installed in training camp too. He was just so goddamn terrible that their had to be a non-football reason for how bad he was at football.
That being said, I feel absolutely no sympathy for Brandon Browner. I appreciate the fact that he tried to battle through injury, even if it did end up costing the New Orleans Saints meaningful football games. What I don't appreciate is every single one of the endless string of distractions he was responsible for off the field. If Brandon Browner wants to blame - but totally not blame - his knee for holding onto his opponents like a teenage girlfriend marking her territory in the high school hallways then so be it. He's not - however - getting away with blaming his knee for his public spats with beat reporters, or his near physical altercations with his coaches, or his oft-disconnected and disingenuous social media posts. Brandon Browner sucked on Sundays. Saints fans are used to watching cornerbacks that can't cover their above ground pool, even if they have their safeties come over and help. We are used to watching players give up multiple touchdowns a game. What we aren't used to - and won't accept - is a player giving up multiple touchdowns a game then immediately going on Instagram to brag about his bank account. Brandon Browner handled his knee injury like a pubescent child handles his parents getting divorced. He took out his frustrations on all the wrong people in all the wrong places. So fuck Brandon Browner, fuck his knee, and fuck this fake ass, excuse ridden poor excuse for a non-excuse.