Does Vincent Brown Fit The Chargers Offensive Scheme?

By Ernie Padaon

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 Coliseum. The Raiders defeated the Chargers 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

With the San Diego Chargers new scheme on offense, does Vincent Brown fit as part of the plan? Vincent Brown looked like he was going to be a solid player under Norv Turner, but with Ken Whisenhunt he has not been able to break out like we had been hoping. On the season, he has 265 yards on 26 receptions and a touchdown. That is 64 yards less than Calvin Johnson had on Sunday.

Keenan Allen and Eddie Royal have shined in Whisenhunt’s offense, while Brown has not had the type of production that we would have hoped. I wonder if he is the type of receiver that the Chargers are looking for?

Brown isn’t a player that picks up a lot of yards after the catch, while Allen and Royal are. Brown has averaged 2 yards after the catch this season, while Allen has averaged 5.5 yards after the catch and Royal has averaged 6.7 yards after the catch. Antonio Gates is a 5.9 yards and Danny Woodhead is at 6.8 yards.

It seems that the offense is better off with receivers that can make things happen after the catch. Brown just does not have the moves in the open field to pick up those extra yards. With the team looking to get the ball out of Philip’s hand quickly, the Chargers seem to be in a better position to have a receiver that can make things happen after the catch. As much as I loved Vincent Brown, he just doesn’t seem to be a fit.