Here is an article written prior to the 2004 season,
when Less was a defensive assistant coach in Winnpeg.
Snubs burn Browne
By PAUL FRIESEN -- Winnipeg Sun
"My master plan was to learn all three phases of the defence,"
Browne said yesterday from his home in Hamilton.
"I want to be the best defensive co-ordinator out there,
like I was the best defensive back out there."
The problem is, nobody's given him the chance.
After what happened this past off-season,
you wonder if anybody ever will.
Three defensive co-ordinator jobs opened up,
in Calgary, Ottawa and Hamilton.
Three times, Browne was overlooked.
"When I saw all the talk about
all these coaches in the off-season,
and this defensive co-ordinator
being looked at for this position,
oh yeah, I got very frustrated,"
Browne said. "I take it personally."
'For the previous five seasons, Less
coached the Bomber linebackers,
one of the better units on one of
the better defences in the league.
Less was a Hall of Fame defensive back.
Maybe he misses coaching enough to
to take another shot as an assistant
here in his home town of Hamilton.
Records as a player
Most Interceptions # Player Team(s)
- 87 Less Browne Three
- 66 Larry Highbaugh Edmonton
Most Interceptions, One Season # Player Team(s)
- 15 Al Brenner Hamilton
- 14 Less Browne Winnipeg
Most Interceptions, One Game # Player Team(s)
- 5 Rod Hill Winnipeg
- 4 Don Sutherin Hamilton
- 4 Art Johnson Toronto
- 4 Peter Ribbins Winnipeg
- 4 Al Brenner Hamilton
- 4 Chris Sigler Ottawa
- 4 Less Browne Hamilton
- 4 Terry Irvin Montreal