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Brandon Flowers: "My First Year a Sign of Things to Come"
Brynn Tylar Flowers was born on February 6, the first child of Brandon Flowers.
She was born with her father a Charger, and it was imperative to the star cornerback that it stay that way.
“That was very important to me,” an emotional Flowers explained. “She is going to be living in California her first few years, and the Chargers are all she’s going to know. That was important, so I’m excited.”
“Oh man, I’m just so excited! I just want to thank (General Manager) Tom Telesco and the Spanos family so much for letting me be a part of the Chargers for another four years. I loved every second of my first year from the day I went on my visit to the day I left. I enjoyed literally every single day. It’s a place where I never dreaded once to come in. Every day I was just happy to be here, and this is the one place I wanted to be, so the fact that they wanted to work out a deal and wanted me here for four more years feels great.”
The 5-9, 187-pounder is a true playmaker that made a major impact on the field and in the locker room from the moment he joined the team. A Pro Bowler in 2013, he was highly coveted after the Kansas City Chiefs surprisingly released him last June for salary cap purposes. While he was widely sought after, his decision to join the Chargers was easy. Among his many reasons was the chance to form a top notch pairing next to Jason Verrett. In fact, the cornerback couldn’t envision suiting up with anyone except the men in the secondary he considers his brothers.
In addition to his teammates, Flowers was taken aback by how the fans embraced him.
“The way everyone has embraced me means a lot,” he explained. “Not just the players and the coaches, but the fans saying how they feel about me, too. I felt like I did my job and that’s what they brought me in to come and do. They wanted me to make plays, and because I do make plays, the fans kept saying how badly they wanted me back. My first year was just a sign of things to come. I want this past year to be my worst year. I want to build on it every year and be spectacular for this franchise and the fans.”
“My best memory was the comeback in Baltimore,” he recalled. “The way we had to fight and claw, we knew we couldn’t lose that game and were on the road in a hostile environment. We had to win, and they had to win. The way I look at it, the way our team got that win on the road in Baltimore showed how special this team is. The energy on our sideline and the energy that nobody gave up. San Francisco was memorable too, but Baltimore felt better.”
Speaking of Baltimore, count Flowers among the many Chargers invigorated by the addition of the dynamic former Raven, Jacoby Jones.
“He is a weapon!” Flowers exclaimed. “Before I even signed, I hit up Jahleel Addae and I was like, ‘Man, that is a major move bringing him in.’ He is going to be deadly in the return game and is still an explosive receiver. Even though his numbers last year in Baltimore might not say so, trust me, I’ve played him for seven years now and he’s definitely an explosive receiver. So he adds something to our receiving corps and it’s great having him here.”
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