NOLA- It appears Brandon Browner has found another way to rile up a segment of New Orleans Saints fans, even several months after he played his final down for the team.
In a reply to a message directed toward him on Instagram, Browner called the Saints "weak" and said he "took that few millions (and) ran with it," all in reference to the $5 million he received for his one season in New Orleans.
Browner also wrote to "Get your weight up, when u address me," in the same message directed toward the other commenter.
That message came in response to an Instagram user who said it was good for the Saints to release Browner, who has since signed with the Seattle Seahawks. The comment was connected to a photo posted by Browner of him with Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman.
You know how they say that absence makes the heart grow fonder? Well, I am not here to say that there are all that many Saints fans that are "fond" of Brandon Browner. However, there has been a distinct segment that have appeared increasingly sympathetic to his struggles last season the further removed we have become from said season. When Brandon Browner took too social media to blame (but totally not blame) his performance - which may have been the worst statistical performance from anyone that's every played the cornerback position - on a knee injury there were plenty of Saints fans wishing him well and even blaming the coaching staff for utilizing him wrong. This comment right here - the one in which Brandon Browner just announced that he basically packed it in and collected a paycheck last year - is a-not-so-friendly reminder why those people were either forgetful, stupid, or some combination of the two.
I said it before and apparently I have to say it again, I will never feel bad for Brandon Browner and it has nothing to do with the astounding amount of touchdowns he gave up or the countless senseless penalties he took. I will never feel bad for Brandon Browner because he didn't feel bad about how unconscionably bad he was for the New Orleans Saints. He's a professional athlete. He doesn't owe it to anyone but himself and his team to perform on the field. He doesn't even owe the fans so much as an apology. That said, if he wanted us to believe his plea for pity then he probably should have refrained from spitting in on our face on social media throughout the entirety of last season and now well after his departure. There's honestly too many instances in which Brandon Browner disrespected the people that paid to watch him quit on his team for me to link them all, but if you type his name into the search bar you'll be greeted by about two full pages of results. Two pages which highlight just how much of a douchebag Brandon Browner is, and two pages that show that what he just said to a random internet commenter probably should have been well known even before it came from the fingers that were so often responsible for the first downs of the Saints' opponents.