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Chris Brown

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by SpacemanSpiff, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff Club Member Club Member

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    Don't look now but Chris Brown had himself a very nice night last night in the Texan's win over the Chiefs. It seems like the backup RB spot is his to lose. I know he's had a hard time staying healthy, but I'm hoping he can, if for no other reason that to balance out our NU kicker and CSU recievers.


    A busy man
    On the Texans’ only touchdown drive in what turned out to be a 16-10 victory at Arrowhead Stadium, backup running back Chris Brown had carries of 12, 6, 3 and 2 yards — the latter a touchdown.
    “It was nice to hit somebody different for a change,” Brown said after averaging 4.2 yards a carry. “I’ve been working really hard, and it looks like it’s starting to pay off. I hope we can build on this.”
    Steve Slaton, the second-year running back who is firmly entrenched as the starter, gained only 7 yards on four carries before departing for the night. Brown finished with 25 yards on six carries. He had two catches for 22 yards.
    Brown, 6-3, 234, is larger than Slaton, 5-9, 215.
    “We want to run the ball better in the red zone, and we were able to do that tonight,” Schaub said. “It was huge to have Chris come in and do what he did. He’s a nice change of pace. When he gets the ball, he doesn’t let the first guy tackle him.”
    Brown played in the Texans’ running game at the University of Colorado. When Texans assistant head coach/offense Alex Gibbs was Denver’s offensive line coach, he helped the Buffaloes coaches install the system.
    “It was exciting,” coach Gary Kubiak said about Brown’s contribution. “He’s a big back who loves to run in the red zone.” Ryan Moats replaced Brown and carried 10 times for 52 yards, with a long gain of 14. Like the backs who played before him, Moats was the beneficiary of some stout blocking from his linemen.
     
  2. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    I just ran across this yesterday, but worth posting again.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OadvLy3AamM"]YouTube - Chris Brown[/ame]
     
  3. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    Has his style of running changed? Or is it still upright? Good luck to him, wishing him the best.:thumbsup:
     
  4. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff Club Member Club Member

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    He's definitely still upright, but he seems to have gotten bigger. I forget what his ht/wt was at CU, but they were saying last night that he's 6'3" and 234. They are most excited about using him as a short yardage and goal line RB. Last year, rookie Steve Slaton was outstanding, but he was too small in short yardage situations, and the Texans didn't really have any alternatives (Chris Brown missed all of last year with an injury). After the game, I saw Kubiak interviewed about Brown and he said how proud of him he was for his effort in camp and that he was excited to see him make it through preseason game #1, healthy.
     
  5. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    on the 2001 roster:

    22 Brown, Chris TB 6-3 220 So. JC Naperville, Ill. (North/Northwestern/Fort Scott CC)
     
  6. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff Club Member Club Member

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    Well, there you go. For some reason, I don't remember him being that big when he was at CU.
     

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