RB Chris Brown - Free Agent
|6-3, 219||Born: 4-17-1981||College: Colorado||Drafted: Round 3, pick 0|
2009 Week 1 vs NYJ (3 / 15 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)
Brown got a short yardage carry early and ran hard, looking like the Brown that was a productive back earlier this decade, but the Texans didn't get in third and short or even sustain a drive long enough for him to get significant action. We also didn't get a chance to see if he would be the goal line back.
2009 Week 2 vs TEN (8 / 25 / 0 rush, 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Chris Brown had 8 carries for 25 yards and appeared to run with more power then Slaton. His long gain of 12 yards came on a strong run off-tackle. Brown had two targets in the passing game but did not record a reception.
2009 Week 3 vs JAX (8 / 19 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Chris Brown carried the ball 8 times for 19 yards against the Jaguars but had one costly fumble in the endzone. He primarily received his carries in short-yardage situations or when starter Steve Slaton was resting on the sidelines. Brown did not have a target in the passing game.
2009 Week 5 vs ARI (4 / 2 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Chris Brown found his way back in to the Texans lineup and was used often as a blocker on passing downs. He also received 3 goalline carries for the Texans, converting his first goalline touch for a score. Unfortunately, Brown was stopped on both 2nd and 4th down from the Cardinals one yard line, ending the Texans' chances to tie the game. On both carries, Brown cleanly took the handoff and hit the line at full speed only to find no hole existed for him to run through. Brown also had one reception while giving Slaton a breather.
2009 Week 6 vs CIN (9 / 45 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Brown was a non-factor until late, when the Texans relied on him to grind the clock down in the fourth quarter. The Texans' offensive line was dominating the Cincinnati defensive front and Brown was physical in gaining yardage between the tackles.
2009 Week 7 vs SF (4 / 14 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Brown only received 5 touches Sunday against San Francisco, totaling 18 yards on 4 carries and 1 pass. Brown was used to spell Steve Slaton for a play or two, but never replaced him for a full series. It appears that the Texans are not favoring a rotation with Slaton but rather they are focused on getting him a breather by inserting Brown after a long carry or long route. Brown also appears to have lost his goalline and red-zone duties to Slaton. Slaton scored twice from inside the 10 yard line on Sunday, touches that likely would have gone to Brown earlier in the season.
2009 Week 8 vs BUF (7 / 22 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 7 / 0 rec)
Brown came in at different times throughout the game to spell Ryan Moats. In his limited touches Brown ran quite well, charging ahead and showing decent footwork. It was an effective game for Brown who needs to continue to show his worth if he is to keep a job in the Houston offense.
2009 Week 11 vs TEN (11 / 36 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 17 / 0 rec)
Just when it looked like Brown was being pushed out of the rotation in the Houston backfield, he bounces back with a very strong all-around game. He was on the field at least as often as Steve Slaton, and was even involved as a receiver out of the backfield. Brown ran with his typical physical, straight-ahead style, and his tough yards helped set up play action fakes that were very successful for the Texans. He also got a couple goal-to-go carries but could not convert. Brown has low-end flex value as long as his role stays stable.
2009 Week 12 vs IND (11 / 56 / 1 rush, 3 / 3 / 20 / 0 rec)
Brown, not Ryan Moats, received the work as Steve Slaton's backup against the Colts. He was very productive, finishing the game with 76 total yards and a touchdown. His scoring run came after Slaton had carried the ball twice in side the 10 yard line. Brown entered for him and took the next carry off-tackle to the right and found the endzone. Brown also stayed in the game on obvious passing downs to block for Matt Schaub.
2009 Week 13 vs JAX (6 / 15 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)
For the second week in a row, Brown was given the ball inside the 10 yard line and scored a touchdown. His touchdown run was similar to last week, off tackle to the right side wherein he had a 4 yard gain before the defense had slowed him down at all. He powerd his way over the final 3 yards of the field and scored for Houston. His next carry inside the ten came on a toss to the right side wherein Brown threw the ball towards the endzone in to the grasp of a Jaguars defensive back. Brown only had 8 touches on the day and got most of his work inside the redzone.
2009 Week 14 vs SEA (3 / 7 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Brown had only 3 carries for 7 yards. Brown did have a carry in the Seattle redzone but did not convert for a touchdown as he has in the previous two weeks. The Texans did not utilize Brown in the second half as Arian Foster received extended playing
2009 Week 15 vs STL (3 / 2 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 4 / 0 rec)
Brown was utilized as a blocker on 3rd downs against the Rams. He had 5 touches for 6 total yards and despite being in the game on three trips inside the Rams' 30 yard line, Brown did not have a touch near the goalline as Matt Schaub chose instead to pass the ball to Andre Johnson, Kevin Walter, and Joel Dreessen in those situations.
2009 Week 16 vs MIA (2 / 9 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)
Brown was not utilized much after Arian Foster started producing against the Dolphins. For the day he finished with 3 touches for 10 yards. His only snaps came on 3rd down plays, although he did receive two carries inside the red zone.
2007 Week 1 vs JAX (19 / 175 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)
Brown ran with very good explosion and speed, bursting up the middle on most of the plays he ran, and made defenders miss once he got past the line of scrimmage. He had a career high 175 yards rushing and was very aggressive in the way he attacked Jacksonville's defenders. He split carries evenly with starter LenDale White, but was the more effective in terms of running through the line of scrimmage consistently.
2007 Week 2 vs IND (12 / 34 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)
Brown did not repeat his week one performance. Instead, he rushed 12 times for 34 yards and was out gained and outshone by RB LenDale White. He added one catch for two yards.
2007 Week 3 vs NO (11 / 38 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 18 / 0 rec)
Chris Brown had less rushing attempts than LenDale White but was more involved in the passing game. He finished with only four less total yards than White, though he did not score a TD. Brown ran hard, and like White, got a lot of tough yards.
2007 Week 5 vs ATL (10 / 27 / 1 rush, 3 / 2 / 7 / 0 rec)
Brown made a very nice run on his three yard touchdown, bouncing the ball out of a crowded line and breaking free of a couple of would-be tacklers as he ran free to the left. This touchdown came on first and goal from the three yard line following a timeout, which gave the Titans the opportunity to choose either running back. Brown was also the preferred back in passing situations.
2007 Week 6 vs TB (5 / 26 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Brown ran the ball just five times for 26 yards, and had a costly fumble that led to a Tampa Bay field goal. On the play, it was unclear if QB Vince Young was at fault on the handoff or if Brown wasn't where he was supposed to be, but Brown did not get much work after the turnover.
2007 Week 11 vs DEN (3 / 14 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 61 / 0 rec)
Brown got some work on a second quarter series to spell starter LenDale White, but didn't see much action afterwards. It was later reported on the television broadcast that Brown was sick to his stomach on the sidelines. He did return in the fourth quarter and caught a few dump off passes.
2007 Week 12 vs CIN (8 / 28 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Chris Brown rotated in on the third series on the game as the Titans rotated their back every third series in the first half. He played the entire second half, and had a touchdown that was overturned when the official determined that his knee was down before he crossed the goal line on a review. Yards were hard to come by as most of his rushing opportunities came in short yardage situations and the offensive line was not able to open any holes to run through.
2007 Week 13 vs HOU (11 / 46 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
Brown took advantage of additional playing time, including a seven yard scamper around left end on his touchdown run. Brown adds the ability to get outside and better receiving skills to the offense, but does not wear down defenses the same way starter LenDale White does.
2007 Week 14 vs SD (5 / 16 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)
Brown very nearly turned one of his few highlights from the 2007 season into a disaster. After beating several Chargers to the edge, Brown mistakenly believed he could waltz into the end zone for a touchdown to put the Titans up 10-3. He foolishly began his celebration a bit too soon, however, as LB Shaun Phillips caught Brown and dragged him down from behind. He did manage to fall into the end zone, but not before his leg bent awkwardly behind him. Brown would eventually return, but had just one more touch - a one yard rush - the rest of the way.
2007 Week 15 vs KC (5 / 23 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 6 / 0 rec)
Brown did well in his backup, change of pace role to LenDale White. On five carries, he gained 23 yards, while catching two passes for six yards. He is firmly entrenched in a support role for now.
2007 Week 16 vs NYJ (5 / 15 / 1 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Chris Brown provided a breather for LenDale White and in turn was rewarded with the Titans only offensive touchdown of the game. On a second and goal from the four, it was Brown who finished the drive with a four yard touchdown run, his fourth on the season. He made the most out of his limited work as he rushed five times for 15 yards and saw one target, which fell incomplete
2007 Week 17 vs IND (7 / 22 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Brown made an immediate impact by spelling LenDale White. He scored the game's first touchdown by blowing through a gaping hole on the right side of the line. Brown had a costly fumble deep in Colt territory in the second quarter as the Titans were driving for what would have been their second score. He did not receive any carries after the fumble and did not play in the second half.
2007 Week 18 vs SD (4 / 13 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Brown didn't do anything well in the game, and actually had one of the costliest errors of the afternoon. Early in the second quarter, Tennessee led 3-0 and was driving deep in San Diego territory. The Titans were chewing up chunks of yardage on the ground and faced a second and nine from the San Diego 12 yard line. Brown was hit from behind by LB Shawne Merriman and coughed up the football, which was recovered by San Diego. That play didn't lead to any San Diego points, but it did keep Tennessee points off the board.
2006 Week 1 vs NYJ (16 / 64 / 0 rush, 4 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Brown started the game and led the Titans in rushing with 64 yards. He averaged four yards per carry was more effective than Travis Henry. However, Henry was given the goal line carries. Brown showed quickness and a willingness to lower his shoulder to get the extra yard. Although Brown had two carries that resulted in lost yardage and two more for no gain, he did a nice job of fighting for yardage and maximizing his output. His longest runs were both for nine yards. He contributed one four yard reception.
2006 Week 2 vs SD (6 / 9 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 0 / 0 rec)
Brown played, but unless you were paying very close attention, you missed him. With just seven touches, he may as well have not suited up for the game. He was a non-factor in the passing game, and the score dictated that Tennessee wasn't going to get much of a run game going.
2006 Week 4 vs DAL (12 / 33 / 0 rush, 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Brown started this game after missing last week's because of a toe injury. Even though Travis Henry was not active for this game, Brown still shared carries with rookie LenDale White through most of the game. Brown saw most of his carries in the first quarter; he only had four carries for 11 yards after the first quarter. The Titans spent most of the second half trying to get back into the game and Tennessee had to abandon the running game.
2006 Week 6 vs WAS (3 / 6 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Brown had three carries in relief of RB Travis Henry.
2006 Week 14 vs HOU (4 / 44 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Brown saw his first action since week six. He was given only four carries, but gained 44 yards. Brown did not show any rust. He had gains of 21 and 16 yards. Brown was targeted with one pass unsuccessfully.
2005 Week 1 vs PIT (11 / 63 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Brown started off well, gaining 24 yards on five carries in the opening drive with helped set up a one yard bootleg pass from Steve McNair to Ben Troupe. Thanks to the running back by committee approach in Tennessee, he wouldn't see his next carry until the second quarter, when he broke two tackles and chugged down the sidelines for a 35 yard gain, a key play which put the Titans in field goal range, only to have the kick miss right. He then ran into a brick wall by gaining just seven yards on his next six carries.
2005 Week 2 vs BAL (8 / 33 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)
Brown started the game off strong with an 11 yard catch, and was fairly effective in the first half. Brown's injury bug reared its ugly head once again early in the half, as he got up slowly after a hard hit out of bounds. He would return to the game though. On the Titans' first scoring drive of the day, Brown stayed in on the goal line plays, not giving way to counterpart Travis Henry. Brown split out wide on the touchdown pass to Troy Fleming. He fumbled to kill a drive in the second quarter after a hard hit by Samari Rolle. He re-entered the game briefly at the end of the second quarter and again at the beginning of the third, but did not see much action. He was seen on the sidelines with his left elbow wrapped up, helmet on. He looked like he could have returned to the game, but he did not.
2005 Week 3 vs STL (20 / 83 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 5 / 0 rec)
With the pending suspension to Travis Henry, Brown has resumed his role as the primary back in the Titans' offense, instead of a 1 and 1A type role. Brown escaped the game without any injuries, and ran well when given the opportunities, averaging 4.2 yards per carry. The Titans succumbed to the pressures of the Rams' open style of play, and did not rush the ball much after the big change in momentum caused by the Archuleta interception return for a touchdown.
2005 Week 4 vs IND (10 / 31 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
Brown had eight of his ten carries in the first half, looking strong to open the game. He finished the first half respectfully, but hit a wall in the second. Starting in the second half, Brown carried the ball twice, both for one yard losses. At this point, the Titans were only down by two touchdowns and seemingly in the game. After his last two carries for negative yards, Brown never carried the ball again, with QB Steve McNair just taking over the rushing duties for the team. Brown did stay in the game, catching two passes in the second half, both for good gains. In what could have been a pivotal play for both Brown and the Titans, Brown had a six yard carry to the Colts' two yard line called back on a holding penalty on Titan's RG Benji Olson.
2005 Week 5 vs HOU (22 / 78 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)
Brown was held to only 31 yards last week against Indianapolis. He eclipsed that number with his first six rushes this week showing some nifty footwork and hard running, finishing the game with 62 rushing yards on only 13 carries. He crossed the goal line on the Titans' first possession, but the score was called back by a holding penalty. Both he and Jarrett Payton were given short touchdown opportunities, with Payton scoring from the five and Brown losing yardage on first and goal from the one. McNair kept the ball on the Titans' next short touchdown opportunity and scored, frustrating Chris Brown owners once again. Payton ran out the clock when the game was out of reach.
2005 Week 6 vs CIN (18 / 84 / 2 rush, 3 / 3 / 28 / 0 rec)
Brown looked well on his way to having a huge day rushing, pounding the ball inside, breaking tackles to get outside and putting the ball in the end zone. He finished the game with 84 yards on 18 carries and two touchdowns, still very good fantasy numbers. Brown made it look easy on both scores as lunging across the goal line for his first score from four yards out and bouncing outside for a nine yard score basically untouched. Brown had just five carries after his touchdown run midway through the third quarter. He also contributed with three catches for 28 yards as a receiver and a lost fumble.
2005 Week 7 vs ARI (10 / 37 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Brown played into the second quarter before leaving with a stinger in his right shoulder. He left the game and returned to the sideline in street clothes in the second half. Brown had an average day, gaining 37 yards on ten carries but it could have been much better. He lost his biggest gainers due to penalties, as he broke both a 21 and 26 yard gain that were reduced to just two yards and zero yards, respectively. He also put the ball on the ground on his last carry, the same play in which he injured his shoulder.
2005 Week 8 vs OAK (19 / 97 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
Brown recovered from last week's shoulder injury and put in a solid performance. His second quarter touchdown came when he picked his way through the line and scampered 38 yards down the sideline to pay dirt, tossing off a couple of half-hearted tackles along the way. Brown came up limping after the last play of the third quarter and Travis Henry took the next handoff, but Brown returned to the game on the following play. With the Titan's playing from behind, Brown saw only two fourth quarter carries. He finished with 110 combined yards and a touchdown.
2005 Week 9 vs CLE (22 / 95 / 1 rush, 4 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Brown had a solid day, but until his fifteen yard scamper for a touchdown late in the game, he was unable to come up with the big play to give his team the lift it needed. Too often in this game, he was caught behind the line of scrimmage for negative yardage, but this was due more in part to the penetration of the Browns' defensive surge. Brown had a couple passes go off his fingertips on catchable balls, though he did not blatantly drop any passes.
2005 Week 11 vs JAX (20 / 61 / 1 rush, 6 / 4 / 58 / 1 rec)
Brown played very well in all facets of the game. He ran with determination against a very strong run defense, and was very effective in the passing game. The only target he did not catch was a ball that was tipped as it headed his way. Brown scored both on the ground and in the passing game.
2005 Week 12 vs SF (10 / 30 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 105 / 1 rec)
Brown ran the ball ten times for 30 yards rushing, but his big contribution came in the passing game, where he hauled in three passes for 105 yards and a 41 yard touchdown. He did have a 35 yard rushing score called back for penalty and was replaced by Travis Henry for much of the second half.
2005 Week 13 vs IND (11 / 32 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Brown finished the game with 11 carries, where nine of them came in the first three Titans' drives of the game. In fact, seven of those carries came in the first quarter of play, and two of those were stopped for negative yardage. With the Colts up by two scores, the Titans abandoned the run, and certainly abandoned Brown with Travis Henry taking the majority of the limited carries left in the game. Henry was far more adept at the passing game that the Titans went to in the second half. The Titans finished with 40 total yards on the ground.
2005 Week 14 vs HOU (16 / 53 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 49 / 0 rec)
Brown started the game for the Titans as the starting running back, and he looked quicker and more powerful than his fellow running back Travis Henry. Brown averaged less than four yards a carry. While he had five runs of six yards or more, Brown also had eight carries for three yards or less. He ran for a long of 11 yards twice, including his last carry that picked up a first down and continued the winning drive for Tennessee. Brown was also proficient catching passes out of the backfield. Brown caught three passes for 49 total yards, including two for 20 or more.
2005 Week 15 vs SEA (20 / 56 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Brown struggled to find a rhythm early in the game. He was able to pop a few solid runs on first down, but the Seattle defensive front seven were stacking the line of scrimmage far too often for Brown to find much running room. Brown was replaced by backup Jarrett Payton at the end of the Titans first scoring drive. Payton scored, but only had one more carry in the game. Brown handled all the running back duties in the second half.
2005 Week 16 vs MIA (7 / 18 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Brown rushed for only 18 yards on seven carries and seemed to be hampered by his shoulder injury.