Bryce Brown: Why Eagles RB Needs More Time to Prove Himself
The Philadelphia Eagles may have found a running back for the future.
Or at least one for the time being.
Bryce Brown entered Monday night's game, after star running back LeSean McCoy was sidelined with a lingering concussion. The rest may very well be history for the Eagles' organization.
Brown carried the ball 19 times for 178 yards and two touchdowns, with the biggest chunk of his yardage came on a 65-yard scoring run. The Eagles would lose the game, but they may have found a replacement for the injured McCoy.
Just how far can this kid go? It's really hard to say after just one NFL game and very little experience to guide him. But the potential is limitless obviously, this kid could turn into the next great running back in the NFL.
Not to get too far ahead, he could break records later on in his career if he keeps putting up numbers like he did in his first game.
But that's all it was, just one game—one NFL game against the lowly Carolina Panthers.
The Eagles will take on the Dallas Cowboys later this week with Brown more than likely getting the starting nod. He will have more to prove coming into that game than last week, more pressure surrounding his every move on the football field.
How will he react to that kind of pressure?
Only time will tell, but he will most likely fail to achieve anything greater than what he accomplished last weekend.
Brown was drafted in the seventh round (229th overall) by the Eagles in the 2012 NFL draft.
He was picked as a prospect with nothing more than a potential to excel as a backup running back in the NFL. With one game under his belt, it looks too good to be true.
It is, but that doesn't mean that Brown will be a bad running back, he's a perfectly acceptable backup with the McCoy injury.
Fans have already said that Brown will replace McCoy at the position, a statement that simply isn't true.
McCoy has four NFL seasons behind him, running for more than 1,000 years in two of those years. This season has been less than stellar for McCoy, but the star running back will not be pushed out of the way just yet.
Brown has yet to prove that what happened on Monday was nothing less than good fortune. Taking advantage of the Panthers is not that high of an achievement, though it is still very respectable in the NFL.
The kid needs more time, and when he gets more games under his belt, he will start to level off from what everyone witnessed on Monday night.
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