17 Responses to “DLF Player Spotlight: Vincent Brown”

  1. Derek says:

    DX has played in 67% of his teams games in 3 seasons, Brown has played in 44% of his teams games in 2 seasons… I think the injury concern over DX, although obviously there, is a little over blown!

    • Jesse says:

      DX’s injury concerns are not overblown at all. The fact that Brown has missed more time (as a %) does not alleviate DX’s injury concerns.

      Certainly is worth noting Brown’s injury concerns, though.

      • Mark Rockwell says:

        The injury concerns with DX are serious IMO. When you talk about multiple surgeries on the same knee you worry about loss of cartilage and ligament instability. Things that will lead to frequent injuries and a shorter career. Much different then breaking a bone, pulling a hamstring ect.

        • Chad Heiberger says:

          Agree, DX knee looks like Curtis Martin,s knee but 10 years younger. Bone on bone cartilage is not good.

          • Vincent says:

            Should not compare injury concerns about DX with those of Brown. DX’s problem knees are a chronic, ongoing condition that affects projections about his future availability and productivity. Brown suffered an acute one-time injury as a result of getting tangled up. It could have happened to anyone. As long as his ankle has healed properly, there’s no reason to believe that it will have a long-lasting impact.

  2. Paul says:

    I don’t know the exact numbers, but in the second half of the season no quarterback-receiver connection had a higher passer rating than that of Philip Rivers and Danario Alexander.

    • Paul says:

      So basically, as long as Alexander is in San Diego he will be Rivers’ top guy

      • Scott Peak says:

        Those are great points. But, Norv Turner is gone now, and there is some uncertainty about the role DX will play under a new head coach and offensive coordinator. This is speculation, but if the Chargers had big plans for DX, why would they give him a low tender and risk losing him now? Not exactly a ringing endorsement of his value to the Chargers. It is entirely possible that Vincent Brown could take over as the WR1 on this team, whether or not DX returns. I think he has the talent to do so, and Mike McCoy had nice things to say about VB recently. We won’t truly know until the games start, but I think VB has a better shot at short and long-term success with the Chargers than DX. Given DX has an ADP of 80 and VB ADP 120, I VB is the far better value.

  3. Doug Veatch says:

    I like Brown just a much as the next guy, but I don’t think that a guy that ran a 4.71 forty time at the combine (pre-injury I might add) should ever be considered a deep threat. Brown’s game is comprised around the fact that he is an excellent route runner. He will never consistently beat DB’s deep at the NFL level.

    • Scott Peak says:

      His 40 yard dash may not be impressive, but he was able to beat DBs deep and high-point the ball very well last year. But I agree, he won’t be mistaken for a burner anytime soon.

      • Jesse says:

        Do you mean in 2011? Even then, we have some serious sample size concerns, no?

        • Jesse says:

          Not to mention Brown got the soft coverage across from Vincent Jackson.

          I don’t hate Brown, but I do think he seems to be overvalued right now. I don’t think he is an NFL WR1.

        • Scott Peak says:

          Mostly 2011, you’re right. But VB did score a TD on the play he broke his ankle, and showed good explosion to get open with 3 DBs nearby. Granted it was a preseason game but it showed his potential, at least.

    • Vincent says:

      Brown’s game is versatile and multi-faceted. He can play all three receiver positions. For a smaller receiver, he can go get the ball well because of his timing and leaping ability. He also has good hands. Deep threat receivers can be one-dimensional, running mostly vertical routes. Right now, Brown is almost entirely potential because he hasn’t played a lot, but I am inclined to put a lot of stock in his coaching staff’s opinion of him and what they have planned for him. He was projected to have a very big role last year before he got hurt. He was very productive in the preseason. Granted it’s just the preseason, but that’s still something to go off of.

  4. Derek says:

    DX didnt help me win a title…..Week 15 ( conference championship week) he had a freaking goose egg . ZERO pts…..Didn’t help Demaryius only had 1rec-13yds too………I like DX, he’s still young, but he’s my reserve WR behind Cobb, D.Thomas, A.Brown…..im gonna play him out a little longer before I make a move.

    • Jesse says:

      Yea, I’m in one redraft and had massive injury issues all year on a team with a short bench. Picked up DX as my savior, got knocked out in week 15. C’est la vie.

  5. Kyle says:

    Would y’all keep DX, Garçon, or Jennings in a dynasty PPR league?

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