What Would Buddy Do?
Reggie Brown is soooo 2006
Posted on September 20th, 2008 at 1:58 pm by Cheesesteak Hoagie

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Good news for the Birds: it looks like Reggie Brown has been cleared to play tomorrow against the Steelers.

At least you’d think it was good news — Reggie Brown was a presumptive starter for the erstwhile wideout-challenged Birds, and surely he must be an upgrade over the backups who’ve been out there the past couple weeks?  But the buzz in more than a couple places is that Brown’s return really isn’t such a big deal at all. In fact, given that DeSean Jackson has been lining up at Brown’s “X” receiver position (Editor’s Note: I don’t really know what that means), some have wondered if there will really be a role for Reggie Brown.

While I’ve had my issues with Reggie Brown in the past, the guy has actually made some plays in the past.  And whilst I obviously eat up any and all rumors regarding his “rocky relationship” with Donovan McNabb, Reggie Brown is definitely a better NFL player than Greg Lewis, Hank Baskett and Jason Avant.  The issue is young master Jackson, who’s, um, apparently pretty good, and certainly a lot more exciting than Brown.  It’s tough not to be distracted by Jackson; he’s a much brighter/ shinier object than boring old Reggie Brown.

All that said, Brown getting back on the field is good news.  The passing game has been delightfully vertical so far, and adding one more solid wideout can only increase the offense’s upside.

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