Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner said he has advised his teammates to target the Seattle Seahawks during Sunday's Super Bowl matchup
Browner spent his first three NFL seasons with the Seahawks before signing with the Patriots last offseason. He did not play in Seattle's Super Bowl XLVIII win over the Denver Broncos after being suspended for violating the league's drug policy.
Even though the Seahawks come into this year's game fairly healthy, All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman injured his elbow and safety Earl Thomas is nursing a shoulder injury, sustained during the NFC Championship victory over the Green Bay Packers.
“Those dudes are tough,” Browner said. "Watching the [NFC championship] you see Sherman was holding that arm like he had a sling on. But at the end of the day, this is about the Super Bowl. I’m going to tell my teammates ‘Go hit that elbow. Go hit that shoulder. Most definitely. Hit it. Yeah. Try to break it if you can.’ "
Seattle linebacker K.J. Wright said his teammates don't go out and intentionally try to hurt people.
"If you know a player's injured, you don't try to rehurt him," Wright said. "You just try to play ball and play hard. But as far as going out there and targeting certain areas, that's unacceptable and shouldn't be in football."
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