Thursday, January 15, 2015

Patriots' Browner wary of 'dope' Colts TE Fleener

As he did two months ago, New England Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner will have his hands full defending Indianapolis Colts tight end Coby Fleener, who amassed 144 yards on seven catches (and seven targets) against New England.

Browner paid Fleener some big respect this week in talking to CSNNE about what it takes to defend against his receiver-at-tight end style. Their respective teams face off this Sunday in Foxborough for a trip to the Super Bowl.

"He's dope," Browner said, adding that "You gotta change it up on him. Keep him off balance. Play off sometimes. Get up in his face sometimes. I'm not out there on an island anymore. I have to come inside the box, key the run, key him. It poses its own challenges [versus defending an outside receiver]."


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