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
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.