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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.

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31 Responses to “Ronnie Brown wants to “go get a championship””
  1. trbowman says: Jun 26, 2011 8:28 PM

    So he wants to take his talents out of South Beach?

  2. captainwisdom8888 says: Jun 26, 2011 8:30 PM

    Question: What can Brown do for you?

    Answer: Take your money and lick his wounds on the bench.

  3. duanethomas says: Jun 26, 2011 8:35 PM

    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……….

  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.

  5. buc13jcs says: Jun 26, 2011 8:46 PM

    Come to Tampa Ronnie…I think we’re close

    Bring on the hate

  6. northeastern31 says: Jun 26, 2011 9:05 PM

    Patriots

  7. thegonz13 says: Jun 26, 2011 9:18 PM

    You’d be better off somewhere else than Miami!

  8. nyjalleffingday says: Jun 26, 2011 9:18 PM

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

    It’ll never happen.

  9. rcunningham says: Jun 26, 2011 9:27 PM

    Time to join the Packers.

    As a Viking fan that absolutely killed me to type that.

  10. norcalraider510 says: Jun 26, 2011 9:32 PM

    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

  11. canetic says: Jun 26, 2011 9:33 PM

    More accurately, he’s coming out of the SEC so he’s used to getting paid more money.

  12. egls7 says: Jun 26, 2011 9:34 PM

    “Ronnie brown wants to go get a championship”

    Wouldn’t we all

  13. skoobyfl says: Jun 26, 2011 9:38 PM

    News flash in South Beach, there is no news.

  14. descendency says: Jun 26, 2011 9:59 PM

    I wonder how many championships he will win when he signs with Washington or Oakland

  15. kpweaver27 says: Jun 26, 2011 10:07 PM

    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.

  16. xstaticonradio says: Jun 26, 2011 10:22 PM

    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.

  17. krow101 says: Jun 26, 2011 10:25 PM

    Translation … somebody please offer me a contract.

  18. Soulman45 says: Jun 26, 2011 10:42 PM

    The next champion ship team is
    THE GREAT DETROIT LIONS
    But he can’t make the team.

  19. georgeanderson2 says: Jun 26, 2011 11:10 PM

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

  20. thetooloftools says: Jun 26, 2011 11:24 PM

    Go to Pittsburgh… sooner or later everyone ends up with a ring.

  21. genericcommenter says: Jun 26, 2011 11:26 PM

    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.

  22. ctiggs says: Jun 27, 2011 12:29 AM

    him and his brother cadillac have just been average at best backs in the league both fantasy football killers

  23. dolfan28 says: Jun 27, 2011 1:01 AM

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

  24. diablito0402 says: Jun 27, 2011 1:09 AM

    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.

  25. transam7816 says: Jun 27, 2011 1:37 AM

    @genericcommenter

    NICE!

  26. virusgvr says: Jun 27, 2011 1:52 AM

    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?

  27. goawayeverybody says: Jun 27, 2011 2:11 AM

    He’s gone. So is Ricky Williams.

  28. pftequalsgreatjournalism says: Jun 27, 2011 5:25 AM

    Newsflash!

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

  29. facebook.com/joesimmonscomic AKA Slow Joe (Bucs fan) says: Jun 27, 2011 6:13 AM

    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.

  30. maddenboy says: Jun 27, 2011 7:15 AM

    “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.

  31. Soulman45 says: Jun 27, 2011 5:46 PM

    @pftequalsgreatjournalism
    The SB road go though Detroit.

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