“Absolutely. There’s no question about that,” he said.
Against the Cowboys, the Eagles turned in one of their best offensive performances of the season, coming away with points on six of 10 possessions. The balance was there. Foles dropped back to pass 35 times and handed it off 26 times for a 57 percent/43 percent split.
Bryce Brown rushed for a total of 476 yards in college. In two weeks as the starter for the Eagles, he has 347. He has already matched the touchdown total (4) from his 13 games with Tennessee and Kansas State.
It has been sudden and spectacular and captivating. Brown’s emergence has offered promise in a season where promise has been impossible to come by.
Bryce Brown was involved in pretty much every significant offensive play the Eagles had in their 30-22 loss to the Panthers Monday night.
That included 19 runs for a franchise rookie record 178 yards. But it also included two fumbles.
Here’s a look at Brown’s big night, using the All-22 tape.
Would you say football is a raging passion for you?
“No, I wouldn’t say. I wouldn’t say that at all,” said Brown. “I love football, it’s a wonderful opportunity. I acknowledge that and know that. But I don’t think it’s my highlight. I don’t think it’s end-all for me. You know, it’s football.”
So this is not an all-consuming type of thing for you.
You look at it kind of like a business?
Taken at face value, these comments could set off an alarm or two. But a little more digging offers insight into what makes the enigmatic Brown tick.
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He’s played 610 snaps on the season, the most of any running back in the NFL, according to Pro Football Focus. McCoy led the league in playing time last year as well.
But on Monday night, the Eagles will see what life’s like without McCoy, as the running back continues to recover from a concussion he sustained during the final two minutes of last week’s loss to the Redskins. McCoy just turned 24 in July. He’ll continue to carry the load for years to come. But it’s still important for the Eagles to find the right back to complement his talents.
Enter Bryce Brown.
McCoy is still feeling symptoms from a concussion he sustained in the final two minutes of last week’s loss to the Redskins, head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder said today.
“He’s got a headache. He’s got periodic dizziness with exertion, so we’re not exercising him. But if he goes up and down steps too fast or tries to pick up his baby, that kind of thing, he gets a little fuzzy,” Burkholder said. “It’s not nearly as bad as it was in Washington, but it’s still there. Very fatigued. He’s got some sleep issues where he sleeps a lot and then he’s awake and then he can’t get back to sleep – that kind of thing. One of the things that he complains about is sensitivity to noise. Just noise in general is bothering him.”