2011 Philadelphia Eagles Notebook: Ronnie Brown Talks Wildcat and More

Eagles Free Agent pick-up RB Ronnie Brown is glad to be in Philadelphia and is looking for big things in the 2011 season.  But does that include more or less “Wildcat” in the Birds offense?

After a career that has included a former high-draft selection, over 4,500 rushing yards, one Pro Bowl selection, knee surgery and being the focal point of one the NFL’s biggest “fads” in the last 10 years, RB/Wildcat Ronnie Brown has moved his multi-dimensional talents from Miami to Philadelphia.

However at this stage in his career, Brown (29) is being asked more by the Eagles to be a blocker, pass-catcher, Wildcat, and veteran leader rather than a “feature” back.  The Birds already have dynamic 3rd-year runner LeSean McCoy and after his performance in their Week 1 win over St. Louis  — 122 rushing yards including a 47-yard TD game-closer — don’t expect to see any less of the almost Pro Bowl back in the coming weeks.

Feature role or not, you can sense that after Brown is more than happy to be on the Eagles “Dream Team”.  As he  — no offense to the Dolphins of course — finally has a legitimate chance to go to the Super Bowl.  Even though the 7-year veteran now is not wearing his customary No. 23 and is now No. 34 for Philly.  In Week 1, Brown only had 4 rushes for 7 yards, but you can expect him to get more touches as the season rolls along.

Taking It to the House and 97.3 ESPN – Atlantic City, NJ’s Eagles Beat Reporter Matt Lombardo caught-up with Brown after practice to talk his transition to the Philadelphia, QB Michael Vick, and of course the Wildcat formation.


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