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Brown looking for breakout year
Posted Jun. 30 at 03:48 AM
The rule of thumb is that running backs don't truly make it back from reconstructive knee surgeries until the second year. And Ronnie Brown is making it known that he thinks he's going to be one of those guys.
He's lost some weight, and he says he feels faster and more confident. "I think I'm more explosive,'' Brown says.
In an article in The Miami Herald, Tony Sparano says that Brown definitely is in better shape than last year.
"He's outstanding right now,'' Sparano said. "That sounds like a company line, but I mean it. In the weight room the guy is super right now. He weighs 230 pounds, he's running better, he is stronger, so all of those things from a progress standpoint I see as positives.''
From a fantasy perspection, one concern I have about Brown is the addition of West Virginia quarterback Pat White. I think you'll see White take over a lot of the team's Wildcat formations, and that would decrease Brown's value.
Posted by nathan ouellette | Jun. 30 at 06:19 AM
So does that mean we might see him rise from his current rank of 26 in future updates?
Posted by IAN ALLAN | Jun. 30 at 08:18 AM
I don't really see this as a significant news item. Guy appears to be reasonable shape. Big deal. You see a lot of these kind of stories in the offseason. In this case, it's nothing surprising. Everyone is kind of expecting Brown to be just a little faster or more explosive than last season, when he had only 4 runs of 20-plus yards (and probably at least 2 of those were out of the Wildcat). I'm not a big Brown fan, and all of those reasons outlined in the magazine still stand -- the hard schedule, the time-share situation with Ricky Williams, and the possibility that Pat White will become their Wildcat ballhandler.
Posted by JEFF FOSTER | Jun. 30 at 11:58 AM
one plus is that the fins seem to have improved their o line, not dramatically, but significantly, would'nt you say?
Posted by Eugene Hitt | Jul. 02 at 08:13 AM
Is it out of the question to think that Brown will get alot more standard carries on a team with a pop-gun armed QB and a great offensive line? The only thing daunting about Brown is his schedule. Everyone knows about the Wildcat now, and everyone will be ready to defend it unlike prior to the Patriots game last year. I can't believe most experts are seeing less than a thousand yards and 7 scores. This guy will see 300 carries and get double digit TD's.
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