Friday, 8 June 2012
Chargers add Ronnie Brown
Brown, who has played in the NFL for seven years, will provide the Chargers with key experience. He is a sound all round player who can block, catch, rush and even take snaps in the wildcat. This large range of skills should make him a very ideal third down back and takes some pressure off of Ryan Mathews who will be used a lot by the Chargers this year.
Before the addition, the Chargers were lacking experienced backups. Curtis Brinkley and the two rookies Hayes and Baker were the other options who all have a lot of potential but are not yet ready to be effective in the NFL. If Brown is retained however it will bring on the tough choice of cutting one or two of the previously mentioned players. However this is a business and you have to make tough decisions to fulfil Championship ambitions.
Overall Ronnie Brown was a very important pickup and should now really complete our offense. His average of 4.2 yards per gain should help out the Chargers but most importantly his versatility at the position will be extremely important.