Ronnie Brown vs Curtis Brinkley for the Backup Role

Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE

Ronnie Brown was signed by the Bolts on Friday and he was met with a mixed reaction from the Bolt Nation. Some people loved the signing and others laughed at the acquisition. If we were going to bring in an old back, than people would rather have seen us take a chance on LaDainian Tomlinson. AJ moved on from LT a long time ago and there never really was a chance that we would see him here with AJ running the ship.

People are calling Ronnie Brown old and injury prone. They look at last year’s production of 136 yards and wonder why we even picked him up. Does he have anything left in the tank?

His recent stint with the Philadelphia Eagles was not pretty. He was stuck behind LeSean McCoy on the depth chart and barely saw time on the field. He only had 42 carries the whole season and no catches.

While in Miami, he often shared carries with Ricky Williams in the offense and the Dolphins always had a strong ground attack. Brown was a threat catching passes and always proved to be capable running the ball.

Now, Brown will be locked in a battle with Curtis Brinkley for playing time and the backup runningback role. Brinkley will be entering his third season on the roster and he has not received a lot of playing time during the regular season. He has impressed fans during the preseason and fans want to see him get more opportunities to be the backup.

Boonah vs Brown: It should be a fun competition to watch during training camp. Brown will have the upper hand due to experience, but Brinkley can’t be that far behind in that race. The competition will push both backs and we should get a solid backup out of the competition.

Who do you want the backup role to go to? Is there even a competition in your mind?

Topics: Curtis Brinkley, Ronnie Brown

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  • BoogaP

    Another great camp battle you’re right.  Im loving all the competition we have at various positions. 
     
    We will have great depth for the first time in years.  There is something really special about this year, imo.  Its gonna be really exciting.

    • RussellGrant

       @BoogaP What’s special is AJ is working for his life this year.  If Norv coaches with the same urgency The Bolts will be terrors.  Brown might have a chip on his shoulder after Miami and Philly.  I want Brinkley to end up with the #2 spot but Ronnie Brown might surprise people.

  • Jordan Lamm

    Ronnie’s got more talent, but the coaches know Brinkley better…interesting battle. Gotta be Brown though cause of his Wildcat experience #BoltUP

  • ShawnMakeEmSay

    I gotta go with my man Ronnie brown can’t abandon my auburn tiger players

  • pels04

    No doubt it will be a battle in camp and may the best man get the #2 spot….If i had to pick right now i say give Brinkley the #2 spot and keep Brown as the insurance policy

  • Bolts_NFL_music

    Well I think most Charger fans want to see Boonah (although some doesn´t like him, as I heard). But I think that Ronnie Brown will show what he´s capable of and that will enough to get that job. I don´t think this is gonna be Boonah´s season.
    And I know it has been said a 1000 times and I know there were never a realistic chance, but a comment below that article seems to be the only place where something like that can be stated: When adding a veteran RB, then why the F#CK not swallowing the f#ckin´ pride and adding the man they call LT…over and out (this was the last time i mentioned that…at least I try…)

  • Bolts_NFL_music

    Well I think most Charger fans want to see Boonah (although some doesn´t like him, as I heard). But I think that Ronnie Brown will show what he´s capable of and that will be enough to get that job. I don´t think this is gonna be Boonah´s season (sad to say).
    And I know it has been said a 1000 times and I know there never has been a realistic chance, but a comment below that article seems to be the only place where something like that can be stated: When adding a veteran RB, then why the F#CK not swallowing the f#ckin´ pride and adding the man they call LT…over and out (this was the last time i mentioned that…at least I try…)

  • Bleu

    come on brinkley its your time to handle business…….. I’m disappointed the chargers picked ronnie brown up honestly. we could of spent that money elsewhere…..

    • boltheadbrad

      @Bleu My thoughts exactly!!!

      • Bleu

        @boltheadbrad this could go well brinkley could win I hope. this is worst than the acquisition of patrick crayton….

  • Bolts_NFL_music

    Well I think most Charger fans want to see Boonah (although some don´t like him, as I heard). But I think that Ronnie Brown will show what he´s capable of and that will be enough to get that job. I don´t think this is gonna be Boonah´s season (sad to say).
    And I know it has been said a 1000 times and I know there never has been a realistic chance, but a comment below that article seems to be the only place where something like that can be stated: When adding a veteran RB, then why the F#CK not swallowing the f#ckin´ pride and adding the man they call LT…over and out (this was the last time i mentioned that…at least I try…)

  • RMainwaring

    Ronnie Brown=Darren Sproles??

    • biggsybolt

      @RMainwaring I think Brinkley is closer to Sproles speed, Brown can pass block tho

      • RMainwaring

         @biggsybolt  @RMainwaring Right. I was just throwin it out there. Do you think Norv is consciously looking for a Sproles replacement? I would hope so. LT would have fit perfectly in that role.

        • biggsybolt

          @RMainwaring honestly I was surprised and upset when Todman didn’t make the 53 man roster and then picked up by the Vikes last season! That kid is special. I’m done dreaming of LT back in POWER BLUE.

      • BoogaP

         @biggsybolt  @RMainwaring
         Sproles most underappreciated/unknown ability was his pass pro.
         
         

    • BoogaP

       @RMainwaring
       smh.

  • BoogaP

    Note to every single person in the whole wide world:
     
    There is only one Darren Sproles.  We aren’t going to find “another Darren Sproles.” 
     
    We can all dig and dig in hopes of finding similarities but that is futile as well.  Only one Lightning bug and he plays for the Saints…….

    • RMainwaring

       @BoogaP Right. It’s a darn shame too.

  • BoogaP

    Child please….

  • boltsfan1972

    @BoogaP Agreed!!!! Only one Sproiles
    I’m happier with current roster very versatile !!!

  • MikeTuck

    Browns experience vs. Brinkleys youth, and I to see Brinkley coming out on top. But if they can get Brown for a low enough salary then give him Englishes spot on the roster.

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  • PeteSpinning1

    I want whichever player is better to win. Whatever makes our running attack more scary. But, if they finish dead even… or even if Brown is just a LITTLE bit better… go with Brinkley, and his youth! His technique will get better, as he plays more snaps. I hope he balls for his life, and earns that spot hands down!!!! Wouldn’t that be the most awesome thing in the world!!! Bolt up, Boonah!!!! We love & support you mang!

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