RB performance...

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  1. SR 7

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    finally RB showed vision, poise, and patience with running the ball. I can recall about 5 plays where he had NOTHING and stopped for maybe a second, literally stopped, waited till the line and defense to fall into some mess and he found a hole for 4-5 yards and a few up to 10+ yards.

    waht abotu the one where he changed the field? that was amazing. reminded me of RW and some of the great RB's. that got me really excited.

    2 thigns that i see bother me... jsut a little...

    When RB gets in the open field, he doesnt have the jukes like LT, Portis, Martin, Taylor etc etc to take it to the house. I only see it when he is about 2 yards behidn the line and only wehn he catches the ball but when he is running and has momentum goin about past 5 yards, he doesnt have that juke.

    i noticed on 1 play where he did a spin move that seemed liek he did out of a habit b/c he had a hole, but it was gettin clogged and he could have gained some yards while he was stuck behind the RG i think and he did a lazy spin he usually does but more of a habit spin it seemed then to actually evade or anything.
     
  2. PerfectFinz72

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    Good post, but I actually don't think he WASN'T showing those things previously. I think he finally had a chance to get more than 20 carries AND more importantly....we had a lead to allow him to carry the ball in the 4th quarter. He ran VERY well in the 4th quarter with that.

    I know some are down on Ronnie....but I really believe he's going to be a very good back. I think there are alot of factors contributing to the running game not going well during the season thus far. With some good oline play and Ronnie getting some additional carries...he showed why he's a good back and ony going to get better.
     
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    Also, to add to what I said....alot of people dont like him dancing before he makes a move. Well, alot of times he has to do that because the oline had allowed multiple defenders to get into the backfield.
     
  4. Brown42000

    Brown42000 Perennial All-Pro

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    I thought it was great when he got into the open field and ran over the Bears safety and then stepped on him he needs to do more of that.
     
  5. Sherif

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    I still thought he was too hesitant when he was in open field. He needs to run people over instead of trying the juke moves when he's at full speed.
     
  6. Sirspud

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    RB doesn't have those amazing open-field moves that some have (and you forgot some of Ricky's), but very few if any of the backs you mentioned have the raw strength and size of Brown and that helped him get a lot of his better runs last year. I don't know if he is ever gonna be a home run hitter, but he can still be a good runner getting good runs consistently.
     
  7. cnc66

    cnc66 wiley veteran bad spelur

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    I saw what you are talking about, I thought when I watched the game again I'd pay better attention to what exactly he WAS doing...it looked odd.
     
  8. MarinoForPres

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    ronnie and the o=line deserve an A+ today!!!!!!
     
  9. late again

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    Yeah what it seemed to me was that maybe he doesn't have confidence in his own quickness or something. Like he doesn't believe he's fast enough to beat the defender off the angle.
     
  10. PerfectFinz72

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    Yeh, but if he ran people over in the open field and didn't ever try and juke and make some more yardage, people would be killing him for that. If you ask me, Ronnie just can't win sometimes. The guy has one of his best games and he still takes crap.
     
  11. SR 7

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    the main thing was we gave him HOLES and if there were no holes, he showed PATIENCE till soemthign opoened. those were the 2 big factors.
     
  12. brandon1986

    brandon1986 this is the dolphins time

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    ronnie brown was great today, he finally got a chance to carry the ball

    more than 15 times

    he gets better as the game goes on

    he has unbelievable strength and runs hard every single down
     
  13. Rando42

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    Brown gettin all up in they're chilly!

    Some of those runs I heard ronnie was finishing with some sick hits. Man i can't wait till we see some video of those. That's too sweet, up against the #1 defense in th league no less! Oh yeah that whole caddy vs. brown talk should be about over.
     
  14. Dmancari23

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    I for one am probably #1 when it comes to questioning the Ronnie Brown pick and being dissapointed by the guy week in and week out, and this week was the first time I've been happy with his performance since he's been a Dolphin. I'm not jumping on the Ronnie Brown bandwagon like 99% of the people here, but I was happy with his play this week, and I am sure guys like CNC66 would appreciate that, BUT I wouldn't put the Caddy vs. Ronnie debate to rest, because as long as these two guys are in the league together, they'll be compared to one another. I still think Caddy has a leg up due to his rookie year, Ronnie may even the score with his sophomore season. At any rate, it is good to finally see some expected production out of our #2 pick.
     
  15. Aqua4Ever04

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    Thank you for at least responding to one of these threads. You've been all over Ronnie and I've despised you because of it. But at least you can admit that, for at least today, you were wrong.
     
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    I never said I was wrong, I just said he FINALLY had a game that should be expected out of a #2 pick. It may be a backhanded compliment, but it's a compliment nonetheless. I'm still not a fan of Ronnie Brown and would still love to see Braylon Edwards here, but I am, for the first time since he's been a Phin, happy with the way the guy played, BUT this is what the #2 pick is SUPPOSED to do, so it's not that big a deal.
     
  17. Shamboubou

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    Lets not only talk about Ronnie today, the O-Line was a big factor in the day that Ronnie had and they deserve some props also. It was a good day for both, and I really hope we can see more if it in weeks to come.
     
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    I just can't wait till he becomes a 1400 yard back then you finally have to admit he's a stud.
     
  19. brandon1986

    brandon1986 this is the dolphins time

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    true i have respect for people who can come out and say stuff like this

    it just shows they can take some shots but will comeback for what they believe
     
  20. Rando42

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    Caddy vs. Brown

    Respect your viewpoint dude but as far as i'm concerned it's gotta be hands down that ronnie is a better all around back considering his receiving and blocking skills as well as his far superior power. Just ask Urlacher about the heat ronnie brought today.:D
     
  21. Phanatical

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    He needs to learn to use the stiff arm. Ricky would have busted that long 27 yard run, where he let the DB force him out of bounds, by stiffarming and/or running over the guy. Don't forget that Brown is only in his second year and is still developing. He had an awesome game so I feel bad to even complain about anything he did.
     
  22. cltchperf

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    What has Braylon Edwards really done? He's doing alright but he really hasn't done well or great.
     

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