Bryce Brown Puts On Another Show, But He Also Fumbles AgainBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, News, Running Backs Monday, December 3rd, 2012
We got the second edition of rookie Bryce Brown and again the youngster put on quite a show. The kid was exploding up the gut and around the corner on the Cowboys, while running through arm tackles like they weren’t even there.
I don’t think Brown has clear understood yet how important it is that he avoid fumbling the football. They’ve got a find a way to get that through to him in much clearer way.
When he’s in a crowd he’s got to have two hands on the football. Brown must also carry the football more securely when he’s out in the open. He must understand that fumbling can ruin his career in much the same way that it’s ruined the first two games of his career.
He’s not a dancer like LeSean McCoy he’s slasher, who hits the hole and explodes. Teams are getting their first look at him, so expect them to make an adjustment, which will give Nick Foles more opportunities to throw the football.
Brown has more straight ahead speed than McCoy, but isn’t as effective when that initial hole isn’t there. Let’s not get anything twisted around here though, this is still McCoy’s job although, Brown has played himself into some carries now and in the future. He’s another weapon which can be utilized to give a defense something else to prepare for.
The Eagles have done a good job of designing some run plays which fit him. The outside runs give him a chance to use his speed to get outside the defense or cut it back when the defensive line and linebackers get out ahead of him. I like the way he’s utilized his eyes to find the hole by either cutting back or taking the play outside.
I like the way the defensive line was out there fighting in front of him.
Amazingly in the last two games, Brown has run for 100 yards in the first half. He ran for 169 yards last night and 178 yards in the previous game. That’s a total of 347 yards in only two starts and is the second-highest total ever by an Eagles back in consecutive games.
Hall of Famer Steve Van Buren combined for 379 rushing yards on 11/20/49 and 11/27/49.
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