Was hit with a bomb-shell on SportsCenter this morning (in between the incredibly overproduced and manipulative Make a Wish segements, they actually talked about sports.....I was stunned!).
Titans running back Chris Brown has requested a trade
My first thought--what the heck?
My second thought--what the heck?
As a Titans fans, Chris Brown has been a whole lot of unrealized potential. He was supposed to make us all forget that Eddie George was cut and then went to play for that team that shall not be named but that sounds a lot like "Rowdoys." But every time Brown got even a bit injured, we were reminded how much he is not Eddie George since Eddie could have had his appendix removed Sunday morning before the game and still been out there to play Sunday afternoon. Eddie was tough and played through a lot of injuries. Chris Brown seems like he is always injured and forever teasing Titans fans that he could be good...maybe, if he could stay healthy for more than two consecutive downs.
Oh yeah and he is a comlete liability on third down. I can't recall any huge third and short plays that Brown has made good on--and for a featured, number one running back, that is your bread and butter. That's why you get the big bucks and win the love of the fans.
I guess Brown is feeling some pressure to make good on his promise since he's one of three backs this year and is in the final year of his contract. He wants to be the undisputed, number one guy for the team, which I'd be all for, providing he'd earned the priviledge. If Brown were to ask my advice, which he hasn't but that's the magic of the blogsphere, it would be stay healthy, play up to your potential or even beyond it and you'll be justly rewarded.
I can't see the Titans agreeing to this request. For one thing, they will get next to no value in a trade for Chris Brown. Also, I have to wonder what team out there would take Brown. It looks like the fortunes of Chris Brown rest with the Titans and vice versa.
Training camp hasn't even started and we've got controversy.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 7/21/2006 07:15:00 AM