RB Brown Out the Rest of 2007; Williams in Sight for Fins?

Miami Dolphins running back Ronnie Brown runs in the second quarter against the New England Patriots during a football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007. Brown will miss the rest of the season after twisting his right knee in the third quarter.

The Miami Dolphins 2007 season continues to be like a horror movie, as Monday the team learned that leading rusher Ronnie Brown will be missing the rest of the season with a knee injury. Brown was hurt in Sunday’s blowout loss to the Pats on a play in the third quarter. He will need surgery to repair a torn ACL after twisting the knee. “He was having a Pro Bowl season,” Dolphins coach Cam Cameron said. “There’s no doubt about it. … There’s a lot of resolve in this guy. He’s committed to getting this taken care of and coming back, coming back even stronger. He is an impressive, impressive young man.”

Brown was about the only bright spot for the 0-7 Dolphins, as he had rushed for 602 yards on 119 carries, averaging 5.1 yards per carry with four touchdowns. He also had 39 catches for 389 yards and one score through the air. He will be replaced by a variety of backs, including Jesse Chatman, Patrick Cobbs and Lorenzo Booker. “You don’t replace a Ronnie Brown,” Cameron said. “But you say, ‘These are the guys we have. How do we maximize the guys we have? Who are our best 11?”‘

Could Miami take a look during this season of torture at bringing back Ricky Williams? He is still under contract to the Fins, and right now he is awaiting word on being able to come back to the league. He applied for reinstatement back on October 1st. If Williams did get back in the league, it would be a TERRIBLE idea for Miami to sell out and bring him back. As bad as this season is right now, the team should simply ride out this year, keep the guys they have, and not even think about bringing Williams back.

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One Response to “RB Brown Out the Rest of 2007; Williams in Sight for Fins?”

  1. Jesse says:

    I’d tell the league to get on the Ricky re-instatement. He must have already passed drug tests (he’s been taking three a week) and now its all on the league. They cannot, CANNOT, let the loosing Fins go to an all time bad with no RB or QB. Goodell has some work to file.

    If I were Fins managment or Cam Cameron, I’d start Ricky and give him 25-30 carries in his first game while disguising Jesse Chatman as my starter.

    Third, I’m hype. Ricky goes off, even Scott Ostler knows…

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2007/03/01/SPG5KODA3M1.DTL (3-1-2007, on new and better Ricky, Yoga, comeback)