Ronnie Brown wants to “go get a championship”

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The radio show hosted by Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder didn’t include only an effort by Crowder to psychoanalyze those who hate him (and/or “hate on” him, which may or may not be slightly different).  One of the guests joining Crowder and our good friend Zach Krantz was Dolphins running back Ronnie Brown.

The second overall pick in the 2005 draft, Brown will be an unrestricted free agent whenever the lockout is lifted.  And Brown is prepared for the strong possibility that he’ll leave Miami.

“It’s hard, but I am,” Brown said, via Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.  “I came to the realization that’s a possibility.  My biggest thing is being prepared.”

So where would Brown like to play?

“I said I’d prefer to go somewhere warm, but coming out of the SEC I’m use to winning,” Brown said.  “I want to go get a championship.”

The biggest questions are how much he’ll be paid and the extent of his role.  Even though Brown said he “can still carry the load,” he’s never been an every-down workhorse.  Even at Auburn, Brown shared touches with Cadillac Williams, the fifth overall pick in the same draft.

In his six-year career, Brown has broken four figures in rushing only once, gaining 1,008 yards in 2006.  But for his only-guy-who-volunteered command of the Wildcat offense, he’d potentially be regarded as an average tailback whose age (he turns 30 in December) and injury history make him less attractive than a young player with a full layer of tread on the tires.

31 responses to “Ronnie Brown wants to “go get a championship”

  1. If he wants to “go get a championship” he should sign with the Browns right?

    Why are all these guys talking about championships ( P. Hillis) and their teams haven’t sniffed the playoffs in years?

    Win your division first, then go from there……….

  2. Espn- ok ronnie, the whole world is waiting for you to make your decision, where are you going to play next season.
    Ronnie- Man this is a tough decision, but it looks like im going to take my talents to south beach
    Espn- wha…….
    Ronnie- i feel that south beach will give me the best chance to win a title
    Espn- you allready play for miami
    Ronnie- oh sh!t im he11a high

  3. If Brown wants to win a championship, he could target Indianapolis. Ok, not warm, but its in a dome. If Indy resigns Addai and flanks him with Brown, they could have the power running game to keep the chains going for Manning. I think if he were willing to take a more obvious backup role, he’d be a nice compliment to LeSean McCoy in Philadelphia or Ray Rice in Baltimore. As young as he is, he could also be a part of the rebuilding in Detroit.

  4. phinfan says: Jun 26, 2011 8:46 PM

    Huh? He was drafted on ’05, hows he turning 30 already? Your typical college kids graduating are 22-23.
    ………………………………………………….

    Well, let’s see. 2005 was 6 years ago. He’s 29 now. 29-6= 23. I take it that math is not your strong suit.

  5. How did that DUI turn out for him? Could he be looking at a suspension when the season begins?

  6. As far as his age goes: In many places if you have a late birthday you start school late ( and athletes are often held back or otherwise older than their classmates, but that’s another story). So he started college in his age 19 season ( 2000) instead of being 18 like most freshmen. He got a redshirt for 2000. So he was 20 in his redshirt freshman year ( 2001), and then used his additional 3 years of eligibility (2002-2004). He turned 23 during his last year in college. He turned 24 during his rookie NFL season, and now 6 years later ( 2005-2011) he will be turning 30.

  7. @duanethomas, we did win our division in in 2009 and made the playoffs the same year. Check the record before you flap your lips.

  8. Join the rest of the professional players in all sports around the world, everyone wants a championship, get out of south beach, aint no championships there, not any time soon. Yes including the heat, no rings no sir.

  9. You know this story and the other one about Payton Hillis sound an awful alike. I wonder if they have texted each other, and pondered this statement together?

  10. Newsflash!

    Everyone wants to win the SB…But they don’t stand a chance because the Jets have already won the next one…

  11. Hasn’t even gotten to his second contract yet, and now there’s already whispers about his age. Running back careers are friggin’ short.

    That’s why Chris Johnson should go get his. I usually hate holdouts, but in a case like CJ’s, I absolutely agree with it. CJ has maybe two to three more years of that insane speed burst left.

  12. “hate on” is definitely NOT the same as “hate.”

    To “hate on” is a shorter version of to “player hate.” Player hatin’ is basically an expression of jealousy.

    Jealousy does not necessarily mean you actually hate the person. You just hate the fact that he’s a playa, so you talk about him just from the jealousy.

    Carry on.

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