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Eagles trade Ronnie Brown for Jerome Harrison

Posted on: October 18, 2011 4:26 pm
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Posted by Will Brinson

The Eagles continued their streak of trading for Jerome Harrison at the NFL's trade deadline (two years is a streak, right?), acquiring the running back and an undisclosed draft pick from the Lions on Tuesday in exchange for running back Ronnie Brown, the team announced.

Last year around this time, the Eagles acquired Harrison from Cleveland in exchange for Mike Bell.

In eight games with the Eagles last year, Harrison averaged 29.9 yards per game on five carries and scored once. Brown to this point has averaged 6.3 yards per game and posted one of the worst turnovers in the history of the NFL when he tried to lateral the ball from the one-yard line to Michael Vick as he was falling to the ground.

Good news for the Lions, then: Brown will be getting some decent carries because of the concussion that Jahvid Best is currently dealing with, and will likely serve as the team's goal line back even when Best returns to the lineup.

Actually, Brown can make a difference for the Lions, as he's the type of between-the-tackles power runner that the Lions could use. His style never really worked with what Andy Reid wanted to run in Philadelphia.

Don't expect Harrison to make much more of an impact in Philly than he did last year however. But the Eagles feel like they basically swapped out a similar player (in their system anyway) and picked up a draft pick, which is a win for them as well.

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Since: Sep 12, 2011
Posted on: October 20, 2011 7:01 am
 

Eagles trade Ronnie Brown for Jerome Harrison

Botch trade! too bad, i like to see the Lions run more, hope Best recovers soon.



Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: October 19, 2011 11:23 pm
 

Eagles trade Ronnie Brown for Jerome Harrison

Ronnie Brown wouldve helped the Lions.  I guess Jerome Harrison was too much of a threat at the dinner table for Reid.  He couldve helped the Eagles.



Since: Jul 4, 2008
Posted on: October 19, 2011 10:40 pm
 

Eagles trade Ronnie Brown for Jerome Harrison

I heard Jerome Harrison couldn't beat Andy Reid in a Hoagie Run.  Or was it a Cheesesteak run?  Either way, Reid beat him to the table, ate all of the food and then sent him back to the Lions.  Of course, Ronnie Brown now really loves being on the Eagles.  I heard he has already challenged Reid to a Cheesesteak Crawl.  Silly man, what was he thinking?  Reid will get to the finish line so fast that when Brown shows up, Reid might put some of that Pat's Hot sauce on him, demand "With" and actually eat Brown.



Since: Sep 9, 2009
Posted on: October 19, 2011 10:00 pm
 

Eagles trade Ronnie Brown for Jerome Harrison

Eagles get Jerome Harrison, the Lions get Ronnie Brown --- Trade VOIDED!  Why is that?  This seemed like a win for both clubs. 



Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2011 5:32 pm
 

Eagles trade Ronnie Brown for Jerome Harrison

I had questions about drafting Javid Best after watching him take quite a few HUGE mind jarring hits in his junior year.

One of those hits was in a game against UMD Terps and I think it caused him to missed considerable time that year.

That in mind, did Detroit think the hits and chances for concussions got better at the pro level?

This kid blazes but his concussion symptoms are nothing new and could be career ending.



Since: Jan 20, 2011
Posted on: October 19, 2011 2:53 pm
 

Eagles trade Ronnie Brown for Jerome Harrison

Wildcat in Detroit, @, you are dumb.

lol, go back to Madden on your xbox and going for it on 4th and long. 



Since: Apr 1, 2007
Posted on: October 19, 2011 1:26 pm
 

Eagles trade Ronnie Brown for Jerome Harrison

This is a great move for the Lions. WOW! The Lions are making great deals! They gave up very little for a proven player. Instill the wildcat in Detroit? Philly didn't use Ronnie Brown the way his skillset suggested a team/coach should. Why have a guy you aren't using to maximize his potential? Detroit needs someone like Brown because the concussions are getting to be an issue with Best. I like this move.



Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: October 19, 2011 10:45 am
 

Eagles trade Ronnie Brown for Jerome Harrison

This trade benefits both the Lions and the Eagles.  Jerome Harrison wasn't doing much in DET and Ronnie Brown was a disaster in Philadelphia.  Fresh starts for both of them.  Detroit needs a runner and Brown wasn't getting many carries for Eagles so maybe both players are happy about this.


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Since: Jun 3, 2011
Posted on: October 19, 2011 10:06 am
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Since: Aug 26, 2011
Posted on: October 19, 2011 9:52 am
 

Eagles trade Ronnie Brown for Jerome Harrison

J.Best has the breakaway speed.  He could run one the whole way if he got into the secondary.  You have that on your side.  Plus he is catching the ball.  So if your league is a PPR league, this will benefit you as well.  Ronnie Brown will not be the feature back.  However, you maybe able to trade away J.Best if you could spare to do so. 


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