The Seattle Seahawks are off to their worst start in over a decade (2009, to be exact) and things got worse on Monday with the news cornerback Tre Brown is likely out for the year.
12s likely assumed when they saw Brown crumple to the ground against the Cardinals in the second quarter in week 11 as he was trying to defend a sideline pass that Brown’s injury would not be one that would allow him back in a couple of weeks. It looked bad and it was.
On Monday, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said, “It looks like surgery is imminent, so yeah, he would be (done for the year).” This is bad for several reasons.
First, Brown was just starting to get the reps and experience that will help him and the team for at least the next few years. After missing the first five weeks of the season, Brown played well enough to start the last three games. He had one pass defended but was a good tackler and didn’t back down from an opponent. He seemed like a guy who would fit in on the Legion of Boom with his toughness.
Seahawks rookie Tre Brown needs knee surgery
Secondly, Brown isn’t big but he is quick. Brown suffered a patellar tendon injury. For a player that relies on movement and quickness, it is unclear how much, if any, the injury will affect Brown’s future success. Knee injuries are difficult for anyone, of course, but for smaller cornerbacks who can’t be as physical, they need their speed to make an impact.
Thirdly, in this awful season for Seattle so far, Brown was one of the few bright spots. It would be one thing if he was 29 years old and playing well, but Brown is just 24 years old and brings hope for a future that is growing to be evermore in doubt as far as the Seahawks being successful.