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Ronnie Brown better as he carries more

I remember travelling to Cartersville, Ga. in 2005 to do a story on Ronnie Brown and having his mom tell me she would wait in the tunnel for Tommy Tuberville after some Auburn games to ask the Auburn coach why he wasn't starting her son.

And Brown, learning of this, would ask his mom to refrain from doing such things because whatever the coach decided to do was fine by him.

Brown remains the same in that regard. The Dolphins ask him to run the ball 12 times, he'll do that. The Dolphins ask him to carry it 25 times, he'll gladly do that as well. And he will not complain, he will not second-guess.

But ask the statistics how to maximize Ronnie Brown and they scream, "GIVE HIM THE BALL MORE!"

And the Dolphins are doing precisely that so far this year. Last year, Brown carried the football 214 times. So far this year he's on pace to carry 288 times. That would be a 34.5 percent increase. (Note, I stink at math so if it's not really a 34 percent increase kindly correct me in the comment section, with an emphasis on kindly.)

There are some good reasons Brown is getting more use in 2009. Firstly, he is now further removed from his late 2007 knee surgery so he can withstand the strain of more work. Secondly, Brown produces better when he gets more work.

Notice I did not say he produces more. Any NFL running back will deliver more yards with more carries, which is producing more. But Brown is producing better, meaning his rushing average rises in games he gets the ball more often.

In the two games this year he's carried the ball 20 times or more, Brown is averaging 5.7 yards per carry. In the two games this year he's carried the ball fewer than 20 times, Brown is averaging 4.2 yards per carry.

That is not true of all running backs. Ricky Williams, for example, this season is averaging 4.4 yards per carry in games he gets the ball 15 times or more and is averaging 6.2 yards per carry in games he carries it fewer than 10 times.

The point is some running backs seem to thrive as they carry the ball more. Ronnie Brown so far this season is proving himself to be one of those.

And what does that suggest?

As offensive coordinator Dan Henning said a few weeks ago, "feed the stud." The Dolphins should continue to give Brown the football.



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Killer ... don't you see that people want to talk and ask questions to armando.you can play later when no fans are not around ,,just give it a rest and come back later or stick to football for now .

Menace con que cara are you coming in now with that statement when you’re one of the biggest instigators

Everything is cool, Cuban. No worries here.

Not quite killer, only log in as myself my friend..Though ive logged in a long time ago as Major buckhalt and Snake.. yessss snake ssssssssssss, that was actually a stewie griffin saying..


I am not and have never been Pats fan!!!! I have been Dolphins fan for over 25 year and this is blasphemy! Not only you accuse me of be gopats, or aloco, when I am not, but you come here and post things under my name and continue to spew you racist venom. You, cocoajoe are trailer trash piece of garbage with low iq and no moral. I will pray for you poor soul to be saved by forgiving god.


cuban is my favorite guy on this blog .i don't care who he is .i just enjoy reading his posts . killer should try to be friendly w/ cuban and another great carlito .early on i didn't like carlito but now i make sure to read his funny and thoughtful posts.

Killerjoe aka cocoajoe is so paranoid he think every body someone else. How many names you log in under today? very creepy...

Killerjoe been log in as "carlito" for two days and fight with himself...

i love it when carlito invokes god in his post no knowing that god will take all football and put them in hell for not worshiping him even 5 minutes a year .

the first fan to be in hell for sure..........Kdolphins

enough said .good week end to all

I always say a mans gotta have a hobby...

OK guys the Menace is live so shoot your questions..

Cuban Menace,

Who you think will be the star of Mondays game for Dolphins?

Henne the Hero?
Ricky the Rhino?
Ronnie the Rabid Beast?
Fasano the Fumbler?
Vontae the Vulture?
Sean "Stilts" Smith?
Joey Jaws?
Earthquake Wake?
Twinkle Toes Taylor?


love it or hat it, J.Lo changed her name to Lo La.
give us your take on that please .

Our strength is our Running game Ronnie is like a diesel engine the Hotter it gets the more torque it will produce, Ricky is like a high octane Race gas engine once it starts heating up after long sprints you got to let it cool down so they have to be used wisely but if we don’t address this WRs issue by trade FA or one of our guys on roster stepping up were done in our division and it won’t be for a lack of people speaking out thats for sure


who cries this monday?


Fireman Ed!

there is impostor in the house (killerdolphin aka cocoajoe)

Carlito, the name not on your list will make the big play, Ill give you a hint, he plays T.E is 6ft 7 in.,and his 1st name is Joey,Cubano, j.lo could change her name to Miranda , Who cares....also to cubano, the Cuban is a Latin, so there's many "Chica's" that the menace see's....


did you see a movie called ( my hero ) ?

the real carlito....i know u would never diss me....how does he use your name brother?

and by the way imposter...my mom is in a nursing home....so shut your blow hole

Harricane, will you be attending the "U"s only sacrificial lamb tonite???

Hey Killerdolphins,

You are smart, you know aloco, gopats, carlito is actually one guy named the cuban menace. Ask NJ he will verify this. When you talk to one of his characters, you are talking to the menace. It is quite sad how he interchanges with himself....sad

mr menace,

i will watch via espn360. i am in sarasota, so....

but i agree, how many high school teams did Florida play? and we had all top 20 teams and are 3-1...... did u see VT today? vs BC?

"Menace con que cara are you coming in now with that statement when you’re one of the biggest instigators"

Posted by: killerdolphins

Killer you are right! Priceless!
You speak Spanish?

anderson, which killer are u speaking of, the fake or the real one?


did you see the movie ( pipe and gas fitting ) ?

Mr.Anderson(Nj phin fan), please child, like i said before i'll post only my name sir, quit slandering the Menaces name.. yes harricane, it seems that they do feast on lamb, but i was looking at Penn st , ranked # 15 and check out these guys, Syracuse, eastern Ill.,Akron,central Ill., these guys feast like Odinseye after a dolphin lose, I mean come on....

yea, and after Fl State, Ga Tech and OKLAHOMA, we get basically a bye week to finish. remember we have to play VT for the ACC title as it stands now...

but more important....beat jests and we will be # 1 in AFC east

"AHHHH MISTER ANDERSON" take the blue pill NJ, you'll fele better in the matrix..

where is that odin anyway

Sorry Mister Anderson that should have been take the blue pill you'll "FEEL" better/..

I am talking to the killerdolphins in black or blue. No matter menace knows he is guilty. His envy and jealousy is his downfall. What a liar, he tells everyone he went to a Yankees game, when he hates the Yankees. LOL

i need some one w/ a lot of brain power to give me ideas how to add things to my meatball sub to taste different but still great .

Right Harricane a most important game, lose and there 1 and 4 going into the Bye week, Win and your 2 and 3 and feeling good(you beat a good team when you had to, and you beat a team that you should have) I'd say this is the most important game this season, though it wont be easy..

the city that was named twice NY NY ...LOL

Ricky gets better as he gets more carries, too. What's your solution....bench Ricky? They're number one in the NFL in rushing. If it ain't broken, don't fix it.

CUbano, try putting it on our native bread..

ricky is the best .after all these years he's doing such a good job.

wake up;

Mr. anderson , if the blue pill didn't work what the he11 try the red one , call me in the morning if neither works ...Good luck lil buddie..

Cuban Minge is a wanna be Cuban, but what he really is Costa Rican and Tom Bradys Cross dressing A*s Monkey

Mr.Anderson thankyou and i do speak and write spanish or espanol

wow... this guy is stupid.

Killer you too may want to try that blue pill..

Well at least the killer has type pad so we know if its not in blue its not the real killer/..


its cocoajoe

What does everyone think the score will be at the end of Mondays game?

Thinking 20 to 17......

I expect the Fins to really win!
34-21 Fins baby!!!

Finatic, this contest will be decided on turn-overs my friend. It will be low scoring, don't let that 38 against the bills fool you Miami's offense will struggle

Also in the words of the immortal Yogi Berra "the team that scores the most usually wins"...I love that saying..

Their will be blood! come Monday

KillerDolphins why dont you like costa rican monkeys? There are little, brown, cute and annoying little creatures.

just've been reading the posts and thought that this video would fit in well:


WATCH IT! its hilarous!

anybody notice how weird NJ not here? ace not around at the same time. anybody think nj and ace same dude?

good news, the raiders safety he ran over was Michael huff not gibril wilson. he was on the giants then anyway

Richard Gere Loves Costa Rican A*s Monkey too that his new fav sex pet!

Monito were are you?

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