Will Vincent Brown be this year's Mike Williams?

Last year, there were several teams that made a youth movement to provide a huge spark for their teams. One of those big surprises last year was Tampa who went through several horrible years without any playoffs. They needed to make some changes and introduced a whole new coaching staff. They then went 3-13 with this youthful team, but they were a couple pieces away from contending. The next year, they found a dark horse in the fourth round that flourished in their system. They found a 6-2, 212 lb receiver from Syracuse named Mike Williams. He helped them to a 10-6 record contributing 16 starts, 65 receptions, 964 yards with 11 TDs (not bad for a rookie). Pretty sure our QB would have loved another target like that to go along with the huge cast of receivers we already had. It definitely would have helped with all the injuries we had at that position. We had a plug-and-play receiving unit last year for our offense.

In the 2011 draft, The Chargers selected Vincent Brown and everyone is raving that Brown is this year’s Mike Williams. That was the talk before the draft and it even continues afterward. As a senior, Brown caught 69 passes for 1,352 yards and 10 TDs. He runs a 4.52 and stands at 5-11 and he fits the mold for a Charger receiver even though he isn’t over 6 feet tall.

He is a local and is well aware of the Chargers culture. He’s not afraid to go over the middle and runs every and all routes well. He isnt a burner, but at the end of the day, he gets the job done.  Philip Rivers should enjoy this target and hopefully the hype doesn’t cast Brown into making mistakes. We only hope he can contribute to the Chargers in the way Mike Williams did or does better. Let’s get that record Phillip Rivers was on his way to last year, having the most passing yards through 12 games. Could this be the year he doesn’t just take a piece of the pie, but takes the whole pie (Single season record for passing years). Air it out and lets get to it!

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  • chargedup85

    I hope he’s not this years mike Williams I hope he’s this years Vincent Brown with 100 receptions 1500 yards and 15 tds. During the probowl my friend and I that bleed blue and gold kept saying man what if we had a guy with hands like reggie Wayne because rivers would go off with a guy that has sick hands I hope they found him.

    • bolt backer

      i like the thought of that. Brown might just be that guy you are talking about with the great hands! and he runs great routes.

      this is going to be a good one!!

  • Russell

    Anyone who has seen The Aztecs knows what Brown can do for them. I almost see him as a wideout that can be in the mold of a Tim Brown. All over deadly. He’s not a burner but he has wheels and can be a mismatch problem in coverage. He’s fearless about going over the middle and he catches anything thrown his way. With Rivers throwing him the ball he can quietly pull down the tough yardage passes and rack up some points. Just keep his head from getting too big and he can be a staple here for years.

    • http://boltbeat.com Ernie Padaon

      i really cant wait to see this kid get some action. i just heard on the radio that he is putting in work with Philip already and getting that timing down.


      I like the comparison to Tim Brown too. Is it a coincidence that they have the same last name?

      have you seen the forum on what we should nickname vincent brown?

      check it out:

  • Bill

    Let’s not forget that unlike the Bucs, the Chargers have a few other pretty good receiving threats in V.J., Gates, Floyd (hopefully), Crayton, Tutu, etc..

  • Bill

    Continued from above…That’s not to say that I’m not excited about him. I am, and I’m looking forward to seeing what he can do. My point is I don’t see him getting used as much immediately as Williams did.

    • http://boltbeat.com Ernie Padaon

      at best he would be a 3rd receiver on this team.. and by best, that means best for Brown and not for the Chargers. Brown will have to work his way into the rotation, but there is lots of talent on this roster out wide. PLUS the chargers are still being rumored with steve smith.

      i cant wait to see what brown can do for us (see what i did there.. UPS), but am willing to wait while we still have the talent here