It’s a contract year for Ronnie Brown, which means it’s not a good year for his numbers to be down across the board.
But Brown is averaging a career-low 4.1 yards a carry, a career-low 6.1 yards a catch, and he has only reached the end zone once this year, putting him on pace for a career low in touchdowns as well.
Brown told the Palm Beach Post that he and the team haven’t had any talks about his contract status this season, and that he thinks about his contract during games “A little bit.”
What Brown knows is that he needs to play better if he’s going to earn the kind of money he wants in 2011, the year he’ll turn 30.
“All I can do is be here every day, do what I’m supposed to do, and as an individual I put a little more burden on myself because I feel like I need to have a little more impact on this football team,” Brown said.
Coming off a game against the Steelers in which he had nine carries for 14 yards, Brown’s impact recently has been minimal. He’ll need to have a lot more impact on the football team over the next 10 games if he’s going to strike it rich after the season.