Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Run, Ronnie, run: Dolphins back off to hot start
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
Ronnie Brown needs 2 more yards Sunday against the New Orleans Saints to climb into third place on the Miami Dolphins' all-time rushing list. That would put two of the club's three most productive runners in their backfield at the same time.
Brown has 3,876 rushing yards, 1 yard behind Mercury Morris for third place in club history.
Brown's backfield mate, Ricky Williams, is second with 4,958 yards. Larry Csonka's 6,737 rushing yards are the most by a Dolphin.
Brown is off to one of the greatest starts by a Dolphins back through five games. His 443 rushing yards rank fourth (Williams is first and third with 565 yards in 2002 and 461 yards in 2003), while his six rushing touchdowns are tied for second most.
The last AFC running back with at least that many yards and six touchdowns through his team's first five games was LaDainian Tomlinson in 2005.