With the signings of Nnamdi Asomugha and Vince Young, the Philadelphia Eagles have the spotlight yet again. Similar transfer sagas continue to confound experts although players are now opting for much cleaner and straighter paths for transfers.
The Eagles were set to make the headlines again, being on the verge to ink a contract with NFL star running back Ronnie Brown and tackle Ryan Harris. Even though the transfer news of the NFL players has hardly been publicized there is no doubt they have potential to catch a few eyes.
Had Brown and Harris been more anonymous, wide receiver Johnnie Lee Higgins and tight end Donald Lee could have also been excellent additions to the roster. Many experts have complained that transfer these days require more fame than talent, this is one of the major reason players from the grass root level are ignored for mediocre players from average teams.
Due to this, spikes in fame and prices have caused disruption in the whole free agency market. Nonetheless, there is one thing common in all these players and that is the desire to win.
While talking to media Brown stated, “It was more about winning and putting myself in a good situation where I felt comfortable where I’d be on a team that made (winning) a priority.” Brown added, “You can tell by some of the moves that they’ve made this offseason that they put winning first.”
Brown will have most at stake here if the move is confirmed. His commitment towards the team is commendable however there is a strong chance the player will be overshadowed at his new club.
For the last 5 seasons, Brown has shown immaculate form with Miami Dolphins. He has rushed 4,815 yards, 36 TDs, 4.3 yards per carry, plus 184 receptions for 1,491 yards. Brown has proven himself to be an asset to any squad. Moreover, his ability to improvise for other positions on field helps his coach with a whole bunch of new tactics.
Brown’s charismatic performance encourages each player on field to play harder. Philadelphia could do with a player like that. After all, Eagles did need a veteran in their squad. Sources have revealed that before Brown agreed to sign the contract he knew LeSean McCoy could be preferred over him in the league.