If the New England Patriots are to win the Super Bowl this weekend they must find a way to outwit and overcome the Seattle Seahawks' 'Legion of Boom'.
And, speaking at Tuesday's Super Bowl media day, Pats quarterback Tom Brady has revealed they are using what they have at their disposal to go about deciphering Pete Carroll's program - namely former Seahawk-turned-Patriot Brandon Browner.
Browner linked up with the Patriots this season after helping Seattle to win last year's Super Bowl alongside the likes of Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman. As such he has inside information that could prove invaluable come game day.
After earlier this week stating he wouldn't hold back from "breaking bones" against Seattle, the 30-year-old cornerback is already in the headlines for the wrong reasons.
And while some of the 12th man may criticize Browner for now giving away some of his trade secrets, any fan of the game surely can't condemn the veteran in doing all within is power to give his current employer the best chance of success come Sunday.
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With Browner having spent three seasons playing for Pete Carroll in Seattle he will certainly have build up an in-depth knowledge of the Seahawks defensive play book. Those in Seattle however will surely have had a plan for this scenario so we'll just have to see who gets the upper hand on the gridiron.
Friendships on hold
Browner himself told the media that he was going to leave everything on the field in a bid to get Tom Brady his fourth Super Bowl ring and it is clear that any friendships that remain in Seattle are being put to one side for the biggest game of the season.
That doesn't mean Browner hasn't been in contact with the Legion of Boom in the run up. The cornerback revealed he received a text from Richard Sherman in reference to the injury comments. It simply read 'LOL.'
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