Friday, July 21, 2006

More Proof that Ronnie Brown is the Man

George Winkler, fantasy football expert stated on Sporting that running back Ronnie Brown is the highest rated fantasy player on the Miami Dolphins roster. Why shouldn’t he be? Miami is about to put their most potent offense on the field since the days of Dan Marino.

Daunte Culpepper is highest profile quarterback to lead the Miami attack since the legend himself walked off the field for the last time in 1999. Culpepper will have plenty of playmakers (Chris Chambers, Marty Booker, Randy McMichael to name a few) to distribute the ball to and none will benefit more than Ronnie Brown.

With a renewed air attack Chris Chambers will be going deep, Marty Booker and Randy McMichael pose match-up problems in the short passing game and Ronnie Brown will be running all over the place.

Not only will Brown have the support of a legitimate passing attack but the banishment of Ricky Williams to football north of the border allows Brown another opportunity he didn’t get last season, the full load as the feature back. More carries will add up to more yards and a sense of leadership amongst his team. No doubt this is Culpepper’s team now but Brown is first mate and the work horse.

More than Daunte’s knee the Dolphins’ season rest on Ronnie Brown’s shoulders. Carrying the team in a game of field possession, protecting the lead, pounding down the defense or fighting for a first down on third and short will be Brown’s job description this season. It’s a job that can’t be taken lightly if Miami wants to reach the play-offs.