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Ronnie Brown’s new Wildcat experiment fails, badly

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The assembly of the Dream Team included the signing of former Dolphins running back and Wildcat quarterback, Ronnie Brown.  Through three weeks, however, Brown had only 23 yards on 10 carries.

He has two attempts for 12 yards so far on Sunday, but one of those carries included a bizarre decision to reprise one of his Wildcat maneuvers while being tackled near the goal line after getting a headache.

Brown apparently tried to throw a pass to fullback Owen Schmitt, while being dragged down in the middle of the line.  The ball hit the ground and the 49ers recovered.  Philly challenged the ruling, hoping that it would be called an incomplete pass.

The call was upheld.

The Eagles could near more of Brown in the second half.  Starting running back LeSean McCoy has an apparent injury.  His status currently isn’t known.

The Eagles lead late in the second quarter, 13-3.

UPDATE 2:41 p.m. ET:  McCoy is fine, as evidenced by a touchdown he scored to push the score to 20-3.

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19 Responses to “Ronnie Brown’s new Wildcat experiment fails, badly”
  1. terrellblowens says: Oct 2, 2011 2:37 PM

    I’m not even sure that was a wildcat play. That was just plain stupid.

  2. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 2, 2011 2:38 PM

    LMFAO I dunno how they recovered that. Should have been a 97 yard return for a TD for SF SMH.

  3. deenice810 says: Oct 2, 2011 2:39 PM

    Breaking news Alex Smith still sucks!

  4. dd393 says: Oct 2, 2011 2:44 PM

    Livin’ the dream.

  5. eigglesnosuperbowls says: Oct 2, 2011 2:46 PM

    First off the niners are horrible and the dream team is not too far behind , but the real story here is a coach named andy reid that threw a red challenge flag and challenged the call of this play on the field !

  6. whatchutalkinabouthillis says: Oct 2, 2011 2:47 PM

    Wouldn’t be surprised if Ronnie Brown put money on San Fran lol

  7. ecnasty says: Oct 2, 2011 3:12 PM

    Come On Man

  8. nomoreseasontix says: Oct 2, 2011 3:18 PM

    Most idiotic move I’ve ever seen.
    The guy is an idiot.

  9. nysaysbringit says: Oct 2, 2011 3:26 PM

    Nmandi is a joke!…Thats why theJets did’nt come up with the money…he aint worth it!…cant cover cant tackle.

  10. cantonbound13 says: Oct 2, 2011 3:37 PM

    Wildcat sucks! Get rid of it. It’s not 1980, Parcells ball doesn’t work in the 2011 NFL.

  11. Deb says: Oct 2, 2011 4:04 PM

    Just flipped on Red Zone in time to see the Philly field-goal try. Is that a high school kid kicking for the Eagles?

  12. eaglebranded says: Oct 2, 2011 4:35 PM

    That’s it fire Andy Reid immediately he’s a piece of s…. Get two of the best man corners and zone is your focus don’t let this team go to waste.

  13. travisblink619 says: Oct 2, 2011 5:01 PM

    @deenice810

    Alex Smith hasn’t proven to be extremely exciting, but he sure has been effective.

  14. nooneyouknow says: Oct 2, 2011 6:00 PM

    So uch for the dream team. 100 mil for Vick, huh? 1-5 in his last six starts.

  15. wtf__seriously says: Oct 2, 2011 6:02 PM

    Nnamdi was torched all day. Safe to say he’s now exposed.
    Macklin was talking smack to the Niners on the field in the first half, and look how his final play of the game turned out.
    After having the “Dream Team” shoved down my throat all preseason, I admit I am giddy with delight at the Philly 2011 season so far.

  16. slickster35 says: Oct 2, 2011 6:53 PM

    The Eagles now have the same record as the Chiefs.

    YAY!

  17. funkylovemonkey says: Oct 2, 2011 7:13 PM

    deenice810 says:
    Oct 2, 2011 2:39 PM
    Breaking news Alex Smith still sucks!

    ———————————————-

    I swear you guys are just paid to come onto anything having to do with the 49ers to post this over and over.

    72/107 for 795 yards with 4 tds to 1 int. What part of that is sucking, exactly? His rating was 91.3 before this game, it’s better now. He has completed 67% of his passes this season, which is the 4th highest completion percentage in the league.

    He helped lead a comeback against Philadelphia by throwing a TD to Morgan and Davis, a game many commentators were expecting to be a blowout.

    I know there’s a lot of irrational hatred of Smith, but give him a little credit; he’s doing exactly what he’s being asked to do despite being behind one of the worst offensive lines in football and having most of his offensive weapons injured at various times in the first four games (Edwards, Crabtree, Gore).

  18. travisblink619 says: Oct 2, 2011 7:29 PM

    I’ve noticed there still isn’t a PFT Headline about the 49ers surprising the Eagles. Maybe Harbaugh was right about the limited highlights and news about the 49ers. They said something about the Arizona Cardinals over NYG and as of this post the Giants are leading and the game isn’t over. This has to be a factor to the Eagles, like maybe they are not as important as everybody thought at the beginning of the year.

  19. travisblink619 says: Oct 2, 2011 7:32 PM

    Furthermore, the analysts are crediting this 49ers win to an Eagles collapse….and not to a second half that was well put together by the Red and Gold.

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