WR Corey Brown - Buffalo Bills
|5-11, 178||Born: 12-16-1991||College: Ohio State||Drafted: ---|
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2016 Week 17 vs TB (3 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)
The absence of Devin Funchess meant Corey Brown assumed a more prominent role in multiple receiver packages. Cam Newton chucked a deep ball in Brown's direction down the field in the second quarter. Initially it seemed Brown had corralled the ball in his hands, but it was wrestled away in mid-air. He showed decent quickness and burst on a pair of short receptions later, but it will be the missed opportunity on the deep ball that sticks with him.
2016 Week 16 vs ATL (2 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
Corey Brown played a larger role than he typically would, what with the Panthers in comeback mode from the first few minutes of this game. He will feel aggrieved about a defensive pass interference penalty that was not called after he beat the Falcons secondary deep. At the moment of truth, Brown's feet appeared to get tangled up with those of an Atlanta defensive back, but there might have been contact too. He was unlucky not to get a touchdown after a deep shot from Cam Newton ended up being broken up by Devin Funchess in the end zone; Brown was in his vicinity and ready to haul in the heaved pass.
2016 Week 15 vs WAS (4 / 3 / 42 / 0 rec)
A bystander during the offensive struggles of the past weeks, Corey Brown made his presence felt with some nice catches in traffic. Cam Newton fired a handful of passes into his spitfire receiver in the middle of the field ñ and Brown responded, fierily celebrating each reception. When the Panthers went to four receivers, he was often able to take advantage of his matchup in the slot.
2016 Week 8 vs ARI (5 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)
As has become customary, Corey Brown was primarily utilized as a 'satellite' player. Cam Newton tried to squeeze the ball into him on an inside pivot route, but the defensive back sunk underneath it and broke it nicely. Brown was unable to find room to roam on a quick bubble screen into the flat and was generally far down the pecking order in the passing game priorities list.
2016 Week 6 vs NO (4 / 2 / 33 / 0 rec)
Such was the size of the Carolina passing attack pie against the Saints, even the oft-ignored Corey Brown got in on the action. Brown was targeted down the seam early but Cam Newton left the pass too high, and a Saints defender nailed the receiver at the end of the play. Brown bailed out his quarterback on a sliding grab on a seam route in the second half. He was rotated in and out of the line-up, with Ted Ginn Jr. and Kelvin Benjamin playing the X and Z receiver spots for the majority of the snaps.
2016 Week 5 vs TB (4 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
Corey Brown performed well in a limited role, but he will be disappointed watching the tape when he reviews his post pattern in the first half. Brown did not bend the route back inside quickly enough, running at the defensive back instead of cutting to where the space was. Anderson's pass was lofted to the open area, but Brown's feet got tangled with the defensive player and he hit the ground as the ball did. Brown made a couple of short catches, showing good timing and precision in his route running.
2016 Week 4 vs ATL (7 / 5 / 48 / 1 rec)
The jack of all trades featured as a decoy option threat in the backfield, but did most of his damage as a pass catcher. Brown had a tough matchup against Falcons slot cornerback Brian Poole, but managed to hold his own. Throughout the game Brown recognised space quickly and presented a good target for his quarterbacks. His touchdown reception was an example of this. Spotting Derek Anderson in trouble due to pressure off his left side, Brown adjusted his route back to the inside. He and Anderson were on the same page, as the quarterback stuck a dart of a pass in to Brown, who made a defender miss before taking the few short steps to the end zone for a consolation touchdown.
2016 Week 3 vs MIN (5 / 4 / 57 / 0 rec)
Corey Brown showed off some beautiful hands and route running on his first catch of the day, as the Panthers offense hummed early on. Giving the defensive back a quick stab move outside, Brown quickly turned his body inside and ran underneath a perfectly lofted pass on a deep corner route. Brown found little success apart from that play, as the Vikings quickly shut down the quick-hitting plays where the speedy receiver normally thrives.
2016 Week 2 vs SF (6 / 3 / 15 / 0 rec)
Corey Brown continues to operate as a roving threat in the offense whose role is limited mostly to bubble screens and short routes out of multiple receiver sets. Brown caught a nice slant pass from Cam Newton over the middle, absorbing a hit but managing to brace himself against the impending contact to hold on. Newton hit Brown for a couple of bubble screens outside, but the 49ers bottled those plays up very well. Brown was targeted on a shallow cross in the red zone as Carolina attempted to use motion to confuse the 49ers, but a good defensive play put paid to the touchdown opportunity.
2016 Week 1 vs DEN (2 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Corey Brown became something of an afterthought in the Panthers passing attack as Cam Newton consistently had eyes for his other targets. Brown was often on the field, but his role was limited to that of a space player, utilized as a decoy on misdirection plays. He lined up in the backfield as a H-back in one particular alignment. As a pass catcher, he was unfortunate to have a screen pass catch and run taken away by penalty, while Newton threw a sideline pass his direction but left it too low to haul in. Brown's lone catch came on a quick flip outside the numbers, although there was a strong suspicion of offensive pass interference by Greg Olsen that may have aided his cause.
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