|Bridgette waiting to get out on the field.|
Someday I want to do a player profile on Bridgette Brown. She has a remarkable story to tell. I've interviewed her once. I need to follow-up, update my information, get her permission to write about some of her life experiences - she is a remarkable individual. She has come through some difficult times.
She is a great football player, the most sure tackler on the Outlaws team. I first noticed her when I saw an opponent running back disappear. One minute she was there, the next she was gone, on the ground. A little later the same thing - runner is there, runner is on the ground.
I asked someone "what happened?" Answer: Bridgette Brown.
Instead of writing lots of words about Bridgette, I'm just going to post some photos. These photos are mostly from a single season, 2009. In a future posting I'll include more Bridgette photos. I have a bunch.
|First of two - when Bridgette has you in her sights you aren't |
going to escape.
|Second of two - Bridgette power driving through the runner, |
pushing her backwards and eventually to the ground.
|First of three - Bridgette has the runner trapped between Grif|
and the sideline.
|Bridgette wraps her arms around the runner in a big |
|I think this was Dallas in 2008 - runner|
isn't going to escape once Bridgette
has wrapped her up.
|Number 3 is Soho, the only other Outlaws tackler I'd consider as |
strong as Bridgette. And Dallas' #11 is in big trouble -
the Outlaw's two top tacklers are closing in on her.
|Soho and Bridgette making the tackle. Notice only Bridgette has a foot on the ground.|
|Another shot from 2008 - open field tackling is difficult. Especially when |
you're a 200 pound linebacker going after an elusive light-weight runner.
|But if Bridgette can get a hand on you, you're going down.|
|And you may even lose the ball in the process.|