Dec 18, 2011; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Ronnie Brown (34) carries the ball during the fourth quarter against the New York Jets at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Jets 45-19. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

Could Ronnie Brown Vulture the TD Carries Away?

It is way too early to be sweating this stuff, but it definitely will catch the attention of those fantasy football owners. Ronnie Brown was getting first team snaps in the red zone today, with Ryan Mathews running it with the second string (CBS Sports). IT IS TOO EARLY, but it does get people thinking that Ronnie could become a vulture down in the red zone.

Mike Tolbert gobbled up all the TDs for the last couple of years and someone will be picking up those carries. Will it be Ronnie or Ryan? We didn’t even mention LeRon McClain in the conversation yet? McClain is the monster that we brought in to block for the ball carriers, but he showed that he can pound that ball up the middle of a defense while he was with the Baltimore Ravens.

In my opinion, Ryan deserves the first shot to get the carries in the red zone. He can beat teams in a variety of ways with his speed and his strength. There were times that last season that Ryan might have been a better option to use over Tolbert. Give Ryan the rock and let’s see what he does with it!

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  • Brennan Ault

    yes !! can you say fantasy pick

  • Bolts_NFL_music

    Yeah I would like to see Ryan there. I think he deserves it, its his turn now. But after all I think McClain and Brown will get their carries. But if Mathews can prove from the start that he does it very well in the red zone, it’s possible that we’ll see him there more often. Mathews you’re the man!!!

  • charger17

    Norv will let him take them this year.. But if he doesn’t fix his problem with fumbling Norv will put in the beast McClain

    • biggsybolt

      @charger17 I don’t have the time to research right now, ill get back with ya but, I believe LT had just as many fumbles in his first 2 seasons, the only difference is the health it was Lt’s 7th season before he missed a game.

    • biggsybolt Here is a link to LT’s career stats, he had 11 total fumbles his first 2 seasons, Mathews had 10, and I expect that # to continue to go down!

  • boltsfan1972

    I hope Ryan gets his TD’s this season !!! fantasy value ^^^^^^^

  • BoogaP

    It’s early….it’s waaaay early. They could just be trying to see what Brown can do now that they have him wearing the Bolts uni.
    OR, there might still be a concern about our boy Mathews holding on to the rock in “money” situations.
    I don’t do this often but I’m just trying to figure out why #24 is taking ANY reps with the second team.
    I might have answered my own question in my second sentence of this comment.

  • street

    look all these guys get work mixed in with the 1s and 2s
    especially backs. interchangeable parts seamlessly mixed…
    we hope…..

  • arnie

    i’m not so sure. i think RB main roll would be to block for PR and be an pass option out of the back field. in other words her would take on the duties that sproles had. it was obvious they missed Darren in 2011.