Former Mississippi Valley State IOL Sean Brown was a late arrival for The Spring League’s fall session. Unsure of what to expect, he was set to make the most of it, and man did he ever.
We’re no stranger to the man. He played for the Salt Lake Stallions of the AAF, and was part of the XFL’s Team 9.
Brown came into The Spring League ready to play. Even though he came in behind the 8-ball, he attributes his teammates, coaches, and QB Bryan Scott to a lot of his success.
He built a rapport with Scott quickly, and even though he started as a guard, he made the move to center look seamless.
Sean says that Scott came to him and requested that he be his center. Nothing against the guy that was there Week 1, but Scott says his timing was better Brown. He was able to get to his spot more quickly, and we all saw how well Scott played over the past month.
The relationship between a QB and the C might be the most important one on the field. If those two aren’t in sync, if the ball isn’t where the QB likes it, if the footwork isn’t right it just won’t work. They meshed very well.
Being able to come in, build that relationship, and play at a high level is not an easy task. Honestly, I expected the whole league to look a lot like an NFL preseason. While it did take some teams a game or two to mesh, the Generals made it look easy.
Brown has a confidence about him that you need, but don’t always get, from an interior offensive lineman. He knows he deserves to be playing on Sundays and came in, did work, and impressed a lot of people.
The two would spend time after practice just getting more snaps in, to be sure their timing in different situations was flawless. Nobody can doubt that it was.
Brown also talks about the relationships he made with other teammates. He believes he’s made some lifelong friends in just the few weeks that he was there.
It was those relationships that allowed Brown to succeed. His teammates on the O line helped him get caught up with the playbook so that he could be on the same page with the rest of the team.
After that, it’s no surprise why that unit was able to keep a clean pocket for their QB, and open lanes for their RBs, Paul Terry, Chris James, and Darnell Holland.
Film wasn’t the only reason to be at The Spring League. It was a big part, but for many, it was more time to be on a football field with a team and a singleness of focus. Win.
Brown takes all of that with him to the next chapter of his football life. We cannot wait to see where that leads.