SeattleTimes- Schaffer said Sunday he had been talking to the Seahawks about a deal with Browner “for a while” with the announcement of the agreement coming the day before the team begins its voluntary nine-week off-season training program.
Schaffer said when he told Browner that the Seahawks were interested in bringing him back “I’ve never heard him happier. I really haven’t.”
Indeed, Schaffer said that Browner in some ways still always felt like a Seahawk even while playing the last two years with New England and New Orleans.
“He always stayed in great touch with Richard and Kam and Earl and Tharold (Simon) and he always considered himself a member of the Legion of Boom,” Schaffer said. “He never left.”
Let me make one thing clear, I do not fault Brandon Browner for returning to the Seattle Seahawks. I honesty didn't care where he decided to play football next year as long as it was outside New Orleans city limits, and the franchise that tricked everyone into thinking he was a capable starting cornerback seems like a perfect fit for him. That being said, don't mistake this as Browner's attempt to resurrect his career, because it's merely his way of hiding the fact that it's on a sharp, SHARP decline. There certainly had to be other teams that would have offered him more money considering the fact that the Seahawks aren't in desperate need of help in their secondary. What those teams didn't offer him was a shutdown corner that would allow elite level safety help to focus primarily on covering for his mistakes.
I'm sure he's happy that he's back in Seattle and he should be. He won a Super Bowl there and they are still very much a good, young team. However, he's also glad to be back in Seattle because there is next to no pressure on him to perform. I would "always feel like a Seahawk" too if the only time I wasn't getting chastised for taking personal foul penalties and giving up touchdowns on a weekly basis was when I was a Seahawk. I'm sure the 'Legion Of Boom' was a tight knit group, but I would maintain close personal relationships with the people that were directly responsible for getting me multiple ridiculously inflated contracts too. I don't wish him any luck in the future. Not only because I couldn't take myself seriously if I did, but also because he doesn't need luck when he's surrounded by a supporting cast that has already proven that can mask enough blemishes to put ProActiv out of business. Plus, these two are too perfect together to need my blessings...