Philadelphia Eagles RB Bryce Brown had his dogs seized last week, in a suspected dog fighting operation, but they have since been returned to him. Brown insists he is a victim in the case, and defended himself on his official Twitter account over the weekend.
Huddle Up: Of all the NFL cities these particular accusations could crop up in, it's Philly, leaving the second-year RB and LeSean McCoy's expected backup with some big-time self defending and explaining to do.
Posted: 2/20/2013 3:27pm et
Philadelphia Eagles RB Bryce Brown put the ball on the ground four times, or once every 28.8 carries, during the 2012 season. Brown is expected to see more playing time in new head coach Chip Kelly's offense, as long as he can take care of the football. "I look at running backs that run with that style, look at the Adrian Petersons, early in their career, how many times he fumbled," running backs coach Duce Staley said. "Not comparing the two, but I look at guys that once they're in a hole, or once they're around a crowd, you've got to have that awareness. Guys are around, guys poking at the ball, it's their job. Bryce understands that. And I was able to show him some things on film that is going to help him. And (we'll) definitely do drills. We're going to do that all day, every day."
Huddle Up: Fumbling once every 29 carries is an unacceptable rate, but the Eagles appear to be aware of it and are working with Brown to fix the problem. As Staley notes, other backs like AD and Tiki Barber have been able to correct their fumbling issues so Brown is hardly a lost cause.
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