Ball awareness a key for Brown

Cornerback Chykie Brown needs to improve on his ball awareness skills, but so does just about every other starting player in the secondary except for cornerback Lardarius Webb. Brown, though, needs to improve quickly if he is going to play in the Ravens' nickel package. "We had a little bit of it so far in practices, and I know it came up a little bit last year, [but] it's kind of that point of confrontation when the ball is arriving that we really need to work at, and he knows that," secondary coach Steve Spagnuolo said of Brown. "He needs to be able to turn and find the football and make a play when the situation calls for him to do that. He has all the ability in the world, and he works his butt off, and any time you can work with a guy like that, we'll get somewhere."
Kenneth K. Lam, Baltimore Sun
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