Dec 24, 2011; Detroit, MI, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Vincent Brown (86) makes a one handed catch during the third quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Breakout Candidate: San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Brown


Adam Schein of NFL.com posted a list of players that he could see breaking loose this season and former SDSU star and Chargers receiver Vincent Brown made the list:

Brown missed all of last year with a broken ankle. When healthy, he has the hands, speed and skills to dominate. New Chargers head coach Mike McCoy told the media he has “high hopes” for Brown. And he should. McCoy understands offensive football and is probably drooling over the possibilities.

I think Brown needed a fresh start with a clean bill of health and a new head coach. He is going to rock this year. – NFL.com

I am stoked to have Brown back this season. He has given us glimpses of the potential on the field. He goes up and gets the football and makes plays happen. He is another playmaker that we can put onto the field with Danario Alexander, Malcom Floyd and Antonio Gates. The passing game should have some weapons IF Philip can get a little bit of time to toss the ball out to his players.

I expect big things from Brown under the new regime. By the end of the season, I expect Brown to be in the starting lineup and making big things happen. He has laods of potential and I would love to see him break loose. He is one of the players that give me hope for the season and gets me excited.

Props to Gary Tang for sharing the NFL.com piece on facebook.

Tags: San Diego Chargers

  • J.C. Ortiz

    The offense is essentially adding two playmakers to Rivers arsenal in Allen and Brown this season. Let’s hope McCoy can use them as well as he used Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker.

  • MC Boltman

    Yeah, really really excited to see what Brown can bring to the offense. He had a great connection with Rivers last year before he got injured. I got a real good feeling about our wide receiver corps. #boltup

    • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

      Me too! This could get us back to that “Lovin’ Feelin”‘ we used to feel, when we were renowned around the league for our WR Corps, and high-flying passing game!

      • Pels04

        Ya back when we had McNeill, Dielman, Hardwick, Goff and Clary………ah those were the days werent they?!?!

  • tanker58p

    I got to meet V-brown last year
    upstanding kid
    even got his autograph lol but i want him to be great
    better than Vincent Jackson was and our current receiving core
    him and allen the dynamic duo

  • Cgoodness13

    I really want to make sure we deal with Floyd in a respectable and honarable way. He really stepped up last season for rivers. Either we cut him next year or talk him into retirement. We could really use the cap space. Plus we have a lot of depth at WR?.

    • Pels04

      I agree man. Huge respect for M80 especially when he chose to stay in SD for less money

    • JoseSD

      I really respect M80 working his way from URFA to the starter and hes a real pro, seems like a great teammate and is always among the league leaders in yards per catch.but I wouldn’t say he stepped up last year. They needed him to and all he did was pretty much prove he’s a #2 at best and he missed a couple games like he always does

  • tubbs45

    VB is a stud, tough, hard working receiver. I see big things in his future! Can’t wait #BoltUP

  • RussinSactown

    Alexander, Floyd, Brown and Allen, with Gates as a tight end. This can be the beginning of McCoy Air.

    • BlueBoltFan

      I’m also interested to see how Ladarius Green does. He could also be a dangerous offensive weapon.

      • Gunnar Martin

        Any intriguing project that could end up being very worth waiting for. Not saying he will be anywhere as good, but there is a great chance he will be capable of replacing Gates once
        Mr. TopOneHundred retires. Sort of similar kind of players.

  • Pels04

    I was looking up Floyds contract situation and found this funny little nugget. Did you guys know Malcom Floyd has an older brother Malcolm Floyd? that played in the NFL? His parents let Malcolm name his little brother so he named him the same name but their dad changed the spelling. Not sure its as funny as im finding it haha.
    Anyway, I cant wait to see VB on the field. I was so stoked for him last year and when he broke his foot i was freaking out. He sat on my fantasy bench all last year just in case he made a comeback and this year he will be on my team again…….hopefully

  • Rob Base

    Looking forward to seeing Brown and Allen on the field killing it!

  • Dion Chin

    I loved VB from the get go, was crushed when he got injured before the season started last year cause i was telling everyone he was gonna kill it. The long awaited time has come and now the whole NFL world will get a taste of this sick receiver. Can’t wait.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      he definitely has been a favorite of mine… was hoping he won the starting job last season… because he was hurt tho, is the only reason why DX is on the roster now too….

      • Dion Chin

        I loved what DX did at the end of last season, hopefully he keeps up that high level of play. But even if he is a bust this year, I’m confident in VB and Allen, oh and course M80!

  • RabbiDan Bortz

    4 WR set: Danario, Floyd, Allen, Brown w/ Gates, dump off to Matthews, Woodhead or Brown, are NICE weapons for Philip!

  • leozno1

    What’s crazy is that even with all the young receiving talent the Yankees have acquired in Vincent Brown, Danario Alexander and Keenan Allen, we still have veterans like Malcom Floyd, Robert Meachem and Eddie Royal ready to step it up since last season.