THE BRYCE BROWN DILEMMA.

Posted December 03, 2012

 

NOBODY is asking this question so I will. 

When LeSean McCoy is healthy, what exactly will become of Bryce Brown? The question is valid regardless of whether or not Andy Reid stays, or Michael Vick stays, or anyone else stays. Or goes.

McCoy has earned a rep as one of the NFL's more dynamic weapons. He's become an every down back, and one of a dying breed of bell-cow RB's, in an age where most teams either do tandems or back-by-committee. McCoy has become "The Guy" who leads his team in carries week in and week out.

And let's not forget that McCoy is also being paid to be "The Guy".

While it's nice to have both guys, there IS only one ball. And this isn't like the thing where TWICE in 5 years folks here made having 3 top shelf CB's seem like a problem. Two top tier runners IS a problem. Especially if the locker room ever were to get divided over which one should be "The Guy" (See: Denver post-Terrell Davis, Lendale White vs. Chris Johnson, Marcus Allen vs. Bo Jackson, etc.) 

And while it seems that maybe Brown could be a nice add-in to trigger a big trade, you have to consider the fall-off in talent between him and Dion Lewis. If we gave Brown up and McCoy has another concussion issue (and they tend to travel in packs), we may lament having dealt a guy we couldn't get on the field nearly enough.

Two first stringers, no second, and a third. I guess it's a better problem to have than Green Bay's or Arizona's situation of not even having a legit starter, but jeez, can't we get ONE thing to be cut and dry this year!?

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