Now with the New England Patriots, Brandon Browner gave his current team some instruction on how to play his former team, the Seattle Seahawks -- specifically the "Legion of Boom."

In a report out of Boston, Browner says he knows Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman are tough, and that's why the Patriots need to hit them where it hurts.

Browner told ESPN's Josina Anderson:

“Those dudes are tough, like watching the game you see Sherman was holding that arm like he had a sling on it,but at the end of the day this is about the Super Bowl. I’m going to tell my teammates to go hit that elbow, go hit that shoulder. Try to break to break it if you can, you know?”

 

Sherman suffered an elbow injury and Thomas dislocated a shoulder in the Seahawks NFC championship game with Green Bay.

Browner is still a close friend of Sherman and Thomas, and it's likely the comments will be taken in a spirit of intense competition.

Browner was part of the Seahawks last season, but was suspended for the final two games of regular season plus the postseason because he violated the league’s substance abuse policy. Now, he plays for the Patriots and says he looks forward to facing his old team.