Brown: 'I want 22' touchdowns

April, 16, 2013
4/16/13
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Andre Brown doesn't just think he will bounce back successfully from a broken leg this season.

The running back believes he is going to post some monster numbers in 2013.

"This is my year,” Brown said in an interview with the team's website Giants.com. “I feel like this is a very important season and I have to go out there and show the world what Andre Brown is made of.”

And Brown believes if he does that, he can produce some rather gaudy numbers.

“I have to outdo last year’s stats," said Brown, who rushed for 385 yards and eight touchdowns in 10 games last season. "Eight touchdowns –- I want 22. I want 1,300 (yards) this year. That’s the steppingstone. I have to erase last year’s stats and show I can do better.”

Brown is set to share carries with David Wilson as the Giants look to replace Ahmad Bradshaw. Brown showed he can handle the load while also protecting Eli Manning and producing in short-yardage situations as well. In Week 3 at Carolina, Brown had 113 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries.

His season ended on Nov. 25 against Green Bay after suffering a fractured fibula.

"Third-down back, pass protection, goal line, short yardage –- all that,” Brown said of what he can do. “I can’t wait to do it. Because I want to show, other than (scoring) the 1-yard touchdown, I want to show more than what I have. I feel like I’m a home-run hitter, too. As long as I go out there and produce and show the world my versatility, the sky’s the limit."

So guys, what do you think? Can Andre rush for 1,300 yards and 22 touchdowns?
Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University.
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