Coach's Perspective: Marcus Brown

Tulane University (formerly with McNeese State) secondary coach Jason Rollins is in the hot seat talking about rookie cornerback Marcus Brown. Rollins talks about Brown's work ethic, his leadership ability and Marcus's summer BBQ's. Check out why Rollins calls Brown the best athlete on the field and more in this exclusive.

Dusty Wittig: In your own words, what kind of player is Marcus?

Jason Rollins: Marcus is a real good player. He is so athletic. It's hard to find a 6'2", 200 lb guy with the tools that Marcus possesses. He has the right attitude and is one of the best athletes out there.

DW: What is the strongest part of Brown's game?

JR: His speed and his press. He is an excellent pressman.

DW: What is something that Marcus will need to improve?

JR: His overall defensive back play. He needs to improve every aspect. I can't single out one spot. He needs to make the adjustment to not being the best athlete on the field like he was in college. In the NFL, everyone is going to be just as athletic as he is.

DW: What kind of guy is Marcus off of the field?

JR: Good country boy. Good family guy. He takes good care of his son, and takes him wherever he goes. He isn't a partier and doesn't go out much. He is a typical Louisiana country boy and is always having BBQ's and stuff like that. He was a real good student and never had any grade problems. He is in a five-year curriculum and has a 3.0 GPA right now. He is on track to graduate on time or even ahead of schedule. Marcus was always an excellent student and great kid.

DW: How would you describe Marcus's leadership ability?

JR: Being a cornerback, it is kind of hard to be a leader. As far as a work ethic, you are not going to out work him. Anywhere he goes, he is going to try to work the hardest out of everyone there. He isn't the typical vocal guy, but you can pattern yourself on how hard he is going to work day in and day out in the weight room and on the field. His confidence is kind of contagious. He is so confident in his ability that people around him feed off of that.

DW: How do you think Marcus will be able to adjust to the faster NFL game?

JR: It is just a matter of time. I would be surprised if he hasn't adjusted by now, with the OTA's and mini camps. I don't think there will be many people there more athletic than he is if any. He has the small techniques to learn, and the terminology, but once he does it will be like a hand in a glove. A perfect fit.

DW: Is there anything else that you would like to say about Marcus?

JR: I just hope that he makes the team. He deserves it.

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