Former Dolphins running back, Ronnie Brown, signed with the Chargers today on a one year deal. After six solid seasons with the Dolphins and a bad experiment with the Philaledphia Eagles, Brown will get a another fresh start backing up the injury prone Ryan Mathews. Brown only totaled 136 yards on 42 carries last season, and found himself out of place in Philadelphia.
Brown could easily get a fair share of carries with the Chargers, and at the least should be used as passing downs to block, similar to how the Chargers used Mike Tolbert. Also, Ryan Mathews hasn’t been the most durable back so far in his career, so Brown may be used as the starter a few times next season.
This is a good pickup for the Chargers, but is something that shouldn’t upset Dolphin fans. We all miss the Ronnie Brown of old, but he’s nowhere near that player today.
The days of Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams tearing up the football field and carrying the offense are gone, and we’re now in an era where passing the ball will be our main attack. We’ve gone from a power back duo to big play speed backs like Reggie Bush and Lamar Miller.
I love the new direction the team is going, but I can’t say I don’t miss Ronnie and Ricky tearing it up. It’s for the best, however, because we’re implementing a winning system from Joe Philbin, and the old style play just wasn’t getting the job done.
Let’s go Phins.