WR Marlon Brown - Free Agent
|6-5, 205||Born: 4-20-1991||College: Georgia||Drafted: ---|
2015 Week 2 vs OAK (4 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)
Brown was targeted on a deep ball and made a couple short catches, but it was a quiet day for the Ravens #3 receiver. The emergence of Aiken and Gilmore as top 3 targets in the Ravens offense does not bode well for Brown's chances at achieving fantasy relevancy any time soon.
2014 Week 4 vs CAR (3 / 3 / 31 / 0 rec)
Marlon Brown picked up some of the slack in the Pitta's absence. Brown's big frame, reliable hands and understanding of zone coverage allows him help fill Pitta's role. Brown made a very nice play on third down running a nice out route and working back to Flacco as he delivered the ball to make a contested catch. Brown converted another 3rd down later in the game, finding the soft spot in zone coverage.
2014 Week 13 vs SD (3 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)
Marlon Brown was having his best game of the season before having it cut short by injury. Brown made two nice catches early in the game both were on 3rd down. The first was a one handed catch reaching behind him over the middle. Managing to fall forward and pick up the first down. The second Brown beat Brandon Flowers on a comeback route pretty easily with a well-timed throw from Flacco. Brown made another really strong play on a jump ball from Flacco for an 8 yard gain on a first down. Brown high pointed the pass and landed hard on his back and hit his head on the turf. He would leave the game and be diagnosed with a concussion.
2014 Week 15 vs JAX (5 / 5 / 66 / 0 rec)
Marlon Brown played the best of the Ravens receivers and looks to be ahead of Kamar Aiken. Aiken is next in line outside if either Smith were to be injured, but Brown's size, strength and fearlessness over the middle are a dangerous weapon. Brown could be ready to fill the Pitta void running intermediate routes and creating yards after the catch. Browns first catch was a check down but he did well to fight for yardage and force a gang tackle. Brown is very tough to stop in the open field one on one. Brown snatched a high pass from Flacco on a quick curl route and forced Telvin Smith to miss in the open field picking up 12. Brown released down the middle of the field on what appeared to be a designed run play but Flacco saw him and hit him in stride over the middle. Brown made 2 defenders miss and picked up 22 yards accentuated with a nice spin move.
2013 Week 1 vs DEN (6 / 4 / 65 / 1 rec)
Marlon Brown was the second most impressive pass catcher for the Ravens. Brown still has to improve his ability to beat press man coverage but he is head and shoulders above Stokley. Brown wasn't in sync with Flacco early. He got two targets deep early after Jones' injury but Flacco overthrew Brown both times. Brown beat man coverage on third down to move the chains. Flacco goes right back to Brown as he shook loose against zone coverage for a gain of 23. Brown eats up yards after the catch and gains 22 yards on a shallow cross. Flacco looked to Brown in the red zone, and Brown caught a touchdown on a corner route against man coverage.
2013 Week 2 vs CLE (6 / 4 / 45 / 1 rec)
Marlon Brown followed up his good performance with another solid outing. The only miscue was a dropped potential long touchdown but this didn't deter Flacco from going back to him. Flacco seemed most confident throwing to Brown and Smith. Brown was successful on crossing patterns against zone, ran a slant for his touchdown, and beat man coverage multiple times on the outside. Brown always knows where the sticks are and fights for yards after the catch. He's the most complete receiver the Ravens have outside of Torrey Smith
2013 Week 3 vs HOU (3 / 2 / 6 / 0 rec)
Marlon Brown struggled to beat the Texans' corners. He did draw a long pass interference call on Kareem Jackson but otherwise had almost nothing. Brown still has some troubles against man coverage. The Ravens game plan limited Flacco's attempts downfield.
2013 Week 4 vs BUF (8 / 4 / 34 / 1 rec)
Marlon Brown had a strong showing against the Bills. He isn't a finished product but continues to make plays and should continue to get more targets. Brown converted a third and long by working back to Flacco after he broke the pocket and made a tough contested catch. Brown was targeted back to back on red zone throws with the first one underthrown by Flacco. The second was a vertical route well run by Brown as he got inside position on the defender. Flacco threw it up high and let Brown make the tough catch for a touchdown. Brown narrowly missed on a long completion after Flacco broke the pocket and the improvisation almost led to a touchdown.
2013 Week 6 vs GB (7 / 3 / 71 / 0 rec, 1 / -2 / 0 rush)
Marlon Brown received the most targets of any Raven's player. He didn't catch a pass until the third quarter but found the soft spot in zone coverage and made the catch. More importantly after making the catch he turned up field showing off his speed and physicality escaping defenders for a 60 yard gain. Brown got an opportunity to finish the drive for the Ravens but was stopped short on a slant route inside the 5 yard line. Brown turned a shallow cross into a first down making defenders miss. Brown gets lots of red zone looks and Flacco trusts the rookie to make plays so expect continued improvement from Brown throughout the season.
2013 Week 7 vs PIT (4 / 4 / 22 / 0 rec)
Marlon Brown didn't get any opportunities to make plays in the red zone or down the field. Brown wasn't targeted much and the good tackling of the Steelers secondary kept Brown from breaking loose for a big play.
2013 Week 9 vs CLE (9 / 5 / 54 / 2 rec)
Marlon Brown continues to be Flacco's favorite red zone target. Brown beat zone coverage and dove into the end zone for a touchdown on his first reception. Brown consistently gets the most yards out of every reception he can. Brown is rarely brought down by one man without scrapping for extra yardage. Brown scored his second touchdown again on an out pattern but against man coverage. Skrine tried to knock the ball loose but Brown's strong hands held onto the pass. Brown also secured the two point conversion on an out route.
2013 Week 10 vs CIN (3 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Marlon Brown only received a few targets. He slipped on one of them and the pass was nearly intercepted. His only reception was when he found the soft spot in zone coverage and converted it to a first down.
2013 Week 14 vs MIN (11 / 7 / 92 / 1 rec)
Marlon Brown had his best game as a pro and looked like the Ravens best receiver. Brown caught a short pass in the flat, made a man miss and fought through tacklers for a 15 yard gain. Brown dropped a pass a little behind him that could have extended a drive. Brown caught another similar pass in the fourth quarter as he started to heat up. A few plays later he worked back to Joe Flacco as he scrambled and made a nice sliding sideline catch. Brown came up big late in the game. First he drew a huge pass inference call that set up the Ravens for a go ahead score. He opened the game winning drive with a 35 yard catch out running and jumping linebacker Audie Cole. Then he made a beautiful leaping catch and toe tapping on the way down.
2013 Week 15 vs DET (6 / 4 / 31 / 0 rec)
Marlon Brown is an important piece to the Ravens pass game. Brown is picking up the slack in the slot with Stokley and Doss no longer playing important roles. This could lead to higher reception totals as the season progresses. Brown caught his first pass on a quick out to convert a third down. Brown drew pass interference on a go route with very little contact for 24 yards and gave the Ravens first and goal. Brown almost capped the drive with a touchdown but Flacco overthrew him slightly on a corner route. Brown also drew a personal foul downfield that could have been called pass interference.
2013 Week 16 vs NE (7 / 4 / 51 / 0 rec)
Marlon Brown seems like the receiver Flacco trusts most. Flacco challenges tight coverage with Brown and Brown rewards him by making plays. Brown made a nice catch down the sideline working back to Flacco. Brown made another similar catch to convert a third down. He is the best of the Ravens recievers at working back to Flacco and giving his quarterback a place to throw the ball. Brown had a nice run after the catch on a crossing route. One man can rarely bring him down in space.
2013 Week 17 vs CIN (9 / 5 / 30 / 1 rec)
Marlon Brown had a solid game against the Bengals. Brown's touchdown grab was a lob to the back of the end zone similar to his toe tapping game winning catch against the Vikings.