K Josh Brown named NFC Special Teams POTW

Giants’ PK Josh Brown has been named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 16.

From the Giants: Brown, an 11-year veteran and first-year Giant, kicked field goals of 41, 52 and 45 yards – the latter an overtime game-winner – Sunday in Detroit, where the Giants defeated the Lions, 23-20.

He is the first kicker in Giants history with three field goals in a game of 40 yards or longer.

The 45-yarder was Brown’s ninth career game-winning field goal (those that gave his team the lead for good in the final two minutes of the fourth quarter or overtime). His last such kick was on Dec, 23, 2012, when his 43-yarder with four seconds left gave Cincinnati a 13-10 victory over Pittsburgh.


Brown’s 52-yarder was on his longest attempt of the season. His previous long try and success was a 46-yarder at Philadelphia on Oct. 27. It was Brown’s 30th career field goal of 50 or more yards (on 46 attempts), but just his second in the last four seasons.

The 52-yard field goal was the longest by a Giants kicker since Lawrence Tynes kicked a 53-yarder at Dallas on Oct. 25, 2010. It was the first 50-yarder by a Giant since Tynes kicked a 50-yard field goal vs. Pittsburgh on Nov. 4, 2012.

This season, Brown has made 21 of 23 field goal attempts – including 17 in a row. That is the third-longest active streak behind San Francisco’s Phil Dawson (26) and Dallas’ Dan Bailey (18). Brown has also kicked 29 extra points for 92 points and needs to score eight points in the season finale this week vs. Washington for his eighth career 100-point season.

The Player of the Week Award is Brown’s fifth, and first since Week 8 of the 2009 season, when he played for the S. Louis Rams.

Brown is the first Giants player to win the Special Teams award since David Wilson in Week 14 of the 2012 season and the first kicker since Tynes in Week 3 in 2012.

He is the fourth Giant to be honored this this season. Terrell Thomas (Week 8), Jason Pierre-Paul (Week 11) and Justin Tuck (Week 13) won the Defensive Player of the Week Award.




13 comments
mrdullah
mrdullah

Just read in the previous post that HARDEN was/is a good facilitator...

SMH...

brookdon
brookdon

I think Carmelo wants some sort of draft night move or anything pre free agency that will make us somewhat competitive next year while we wait for cap to clear. Right now our pitch is "suck with this team again another year and maybe we'll sign someone in 2015" which is why he is waffling.

brookdon
brookdon

I think Melo/Harden/Howard would suck unless they get an amazing coach.

A healthy Rose, Noah, Melo with Thibs would win the East next year though. Rose's health is a wild card however.

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@AgeesCatch  I'd add at least another future 1st Rd Pk to that deal and still only do it if we'll guaranteed lose Melo for nothing if we don't especially if it'd be to another EC team

brookdon
brookdon

We better demand Parsons if he goes to the Rockets. That deal makes us no better at all. The 25th pick in the draft is basically the only thing we get out of the deal. I want Parsons and future first rounders. Make them bleed because we'd be doing them a favor as they can't afford him in the first place.

brookdon
brookdon

This guy is bound to be overpaid by somebody.

brookdon
brookdon

That deal was nothing lol

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@thatsagoodpoint @brookdon  Hou declined Parson's option so he's a restricted FA so for him to be in the trade it'd have to be another S&T which I don't see working as then Knicks would be paying him market value FA money past next season which they don't want to do

brookdon
brookdon

Golden State to me would be my spot if I were Melo and I was set on leaving NY. Steph-Klay-Melo would drop 120+ a game many games a season and with an semblance of a defensive system would be right up there with SA and OKC

brookdon
brookdon

Melo is in the midst of his prime. He's not taking that large of a paycut for anyone. Duncan took that deal after he made his big money.

Melo's market right now is 17 milli first year plus based on what Chicago and Houston can offer him. Knicks will probably come in at 5 years $100 milli to go with the promise of 2015 as their offer.

Many posters here are making hypotheticals that they wouldn't even do if they were in his position. After the last two years he's had including the Olympics, why take such a drastic paycut? It's not like it's his last NBA deal.