October 6, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Vincent Brown (86) catches a 51-yard pass against the Oakland Raiders during the third quarter at O.co Coliseum. The Raiders defeated the Chargers 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Bright Spot In Chargers Loss: WR Vincent Brown

I already wrote about the bright spot in rookie WR Keenan Allen. Before Keenan Allen broke out, the team’s other young wide receiver, Vincent Brown, was having a strong performance. Brown finally had that breakout performance we had been waiting for. Many fans thought that Brown was one of the top receivers on the roster before the season started and he would be breaking out in games like this all the time. He had a slow start to the season, but broke out on Sunday.

He had a touchdown taken away on Sunday because of an illegal formation penalty. He finished the game with 8 catches for 117 yards and a long of 51 yards. That catch on the deep throw was impressive as heck. He had to catch it over his shoulder and turn his body in all kinds of ways to bring it down.

He was running some really pretty routes. He was running that out route to perfection and Philip Rivers was laying it in there for him. He doesn’t have the blazing speed to beat you, but he can run the perfect route in order to suck defenders in and beat them with a double move deep.

The tandem of Vincent Brown and Keenan Allen looks like it has a ton of potential and can be good for some time. With Ladarius Green coming along, the team has some young talented guys on the offense that they can build around. If only we had a young running back that we could rely on.

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  • JoseSD

    Its really frustrating that Ladarius Green isn’t out there more on passing plays he makes awesome plays and needs more opportunities

    • http://www.standupforkids.org blackroseMD1

      Seriously. A two TE set with Green and Gates would be dangerous for any opposing defense.

      • JoseSD

        Green has a knack for making tough catches, we’ve seen him make tough catches while being double covered and in the Raiders game Philip threw it out of the corner of the endzone and he still caught it but couldn’t stay in bounds. He’s got great speed can run faster than any linebacker and is too tall for DBs they have the possibilities for the next Jimmy Graham but he’s not getting in the game cause John Philips is the better blocker

        • arnie

          I think that is the most frustrating part JoseSD, we know what they can do, yet the Chargers have a plan and are stubbornly sicking to it.

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

            I was going to say the same thing. They would rather have others on the field. It sucks, because it’s like both regimes feel comfortable waiting until his 3rd or 4th year, rather than letting himself prove his worth now. I don’t think it’s fair to say “We know you have shown a ton of potential, and we have only let you play in limited snaps… but your contract’s up next year. Now go earn a new contract in your final year”. One injury in year 3 or 4, and he may not even get that chance to prove anything, and could be cut. So lame.

  • tubbs45

    Allen, Brown, Gates, Green, Woodhead coming out of the backfield… I would like to see that happen!

  • arnie

    That last part you just said there… agreed.

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

    I posted that he was going to have a breakout game.. I could feel it. Problem is, him & Keenan were the only ones who did.. lol.

  • Gunnar Martin

    A consistent feature running back is the big piece to the puzzle that we are missing right now. Sure, we could use some upgrades across the O-line (what happened to that monster run blocking?), but a back that can take twenty carries a game, break big runs, and preferably come in on third down would be HUGE for our offense. Then we could utilize Woodhead even more as a receiver where he really excels.

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  • Berdj Rassam

    Vincent Brown doesn’t get much separation and has a tiny 2+ YAC. Gates is still the Chargers best receiver, albeit at TE.