Bashaud Breeland would like you to know that "Breeland Island" is not just a moniker for his superior coverage in the secondary. It is a philosophy that extends into his everyday life.
On an upcoming episode of "Redskins Nation," Breeland explains more about the term that began when he shut down wide receiver Dez Bryant for just three catches in October 2014.
"I mean really 'Breeland's Island' to me is I'm showing you that I'm not just a football player, not just a corner," he said. "I shut down in the corner, I shut down in everything and in life I'm trying to change the concept of how everybody's living in the world today."
If you can understand what he means there, Breeland is also plugging his foundation, whose sole mission is to "provide support, education, awareness and resources to organizations dedicated to saving lives through cancer research and help outreach for the homeless."
"Off the field, my uncle, he died of homelessness," Breeland said. "I saw him not have, but I saw him be happy with it and it kind of molded me into showing people that you can help others without wanting something from them. Like growing into a superstar role of really wanting to help someone other than trying to do something because it's bringing you interest."