Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Healthy Brown hopes to share workload
By Ohm Youngmisuk
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Running back Andre Brown has been cleared to resume practicing from a concussion that sidelined him on Sunday.
Ahmad Bradshaw has been hot ever since Brown went down, rushing for 316 yards and two touchdowns combined in the past two games. Brown hopes he can still get a fair share of carries spelling Bradshaw this week against Washington.
"If we're rushing the ball good and they want to run the ball 40 times, I hope I get 20," Brown said. "However they divide up the carries. And you know what coach said: Whoever’' having the hot hand. If they want to let Ahmad go, let him. I'm still a team player first."
Brown emerged as a key contributor when Bradshaw injured his neck early in the second game of the season. Brown rushed for 71 yards and a touchdown in that win over Tampa Bay and then had 113 yards and two touchdowns in a start against Carolina.
With Bradshaw back, Brown got five carries for 14 yards against Philadelphia. He suffered a concussion against Cleveland on Oct. 7.
"Bradshaw got so many carries last two games," Brown said. "You can't help but notice it. Ahmad's healthy, he's ready to go, he's rocking and rolling. Just keep this thing going and continue to keep grinding and producing."