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Season Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sep 08

    SD @ ARI

  • Week 2 - Sep 14

    SEA @ SD

  • Week 3 - Sep 21

    SD @ BUF

  • Week 4 - Sep 28

    JAC @ SD

  • Week 5 - Oct 05

    NYJ @ SD

  • Week 6 - Oct 12

    SD @ OAK

  • Week 7 - Oct 19

    KC @ SD

  • Week 8 - Oct 23

    SD @ DEN

  • Week 9 - Nov 02

    SD @ MIA

  • Week 10 - Nov 09

    bye

  • Week 11 - Nov 16

    OAK @ SD

  • Week 12 - Nov 23

    STL @ SD

  • Week 13 - Nov 30

    SD @ BAL

  • Week 14 - Dec 07

    NE @ SD

  • Week 15 - Dec 14

    DEN @ SD

  • Week 16 - Dec 20

    SD @ SF

  • Week 17 - Dec 28

    SD @ KC

  • Week 2 - Sep 10

    SD 22 @ OAK 14

  • Week 3 - Sep 23

    ATL 27 @ SD 3

  • Week 4 - Sep 30

    SD 37 @ KC 20

  • Week 5 - Oct 07

    SD 24 @ NO 31

  • Week 7 - Oct 15

    DEN @ SD

  • Week 8 - Oct 28

    SD @ CLE

  • Week 9 - Nov 01

    KC @ SD

  • Week 10 - Nov 11

    SD @ TB

  • Week 11 - Nov 18

    SD @ DEN

  • Week 12 - Nov 25

    BAL @ SD

  • Week 13 - Dec 02

    CIN @ SD

  • Week 1 - Sep 11

    MIN 17 @ SD 24

  • Week 2 - Sep 18

    SD 21 @ NE 35

  • Week 3 - Sep 25

    KC 17 @ SD 20

  • Week 4 - Oct 02

    MIA 16 @ SD 26

  • Week 5 - Oct 09

    SD 29 @ DEN 24

  • Week 6 - Oct 16

    bye

  • Week 7 - Oct 23

    SD 21 @ NYJ 27

  • Week 8 - Oct 31

    SD 20 @ KC 23

  • Week 9 - Nov 06

    GB 45 @ SD 38

  • Week 11 - Nov 20

    SD 20 @ CHI 31

  • Week 12 - Nov 27

    DEN 16 @ SD 13

  • Week 13 - Dec 05

    SD 38 @ JAC 14

  • Week 14 - Dec 11

    BUF 10 @ SD 37

  • Week 15 - Dec 18

    BAL 14 @ SD 34

  • Week 16 - Dec 24

    SD 10 @ DET 38

  • Week 1 - Sep 13

    SD 14 @ KC 21

  • Week 2 - Sep 19

    JAC 13 @ SD 38

  • Week 3 - Sep 26

    SD 20 @ SEA 27

  • Week 4 - Oct 03

    ARI 10 @ SD 41

  • Week 5 - Oct 10

    SD 27 @ OAK 35

  • Week 6 - Oct 17

    SD 17 @ STL 20

  • Week 7 - Oct 24

    NE 23 @ SD 20

  • Week 8 - Oct 31

    TEN 25 @ SD 33

  • Week 9 - Nov 07

    SD 29 @ HOU 23

  • Week 10 - Nov 14

    bye

  • Week 11 - Nov 22

    DEN 14 @ SD 35

  • Week 12 - Nov 28

    SD 36 @ IND 14

  • Week 13 - Dec 05

    OAK 28 @ SD 13

  • Week 14 - Dec 12

    KC 0 @ SD 31

  • Week 15 - Dec 16

    SF 7 @ SD 34

  • Week 16 - Dec 26

    SD 20 @ CIN 34

  • Week 17 - Jan 02

    SD 33 @ DEN 28

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Donald Brown

San Diego Chargers

2009 - 2011 Statistics

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                            Rush    Yards    TD         Rec   Targets   Yards   TD         Tot Pts   Pts/Gm


2011 Stats         134      645      5        16        19         86      0         103.1      6.4


2010 Stats         129      497      2        20        28        205      0          82.2      6.3


2009 Stats           78      281      3        11        14        169      0          63.0      5.7















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2012 Pros and Cons

(+) Donald Brown set career highs in every statistical rushing category last year…even with a non–existent quarterback situation


(+) Andrew Luck’s college teams relied heavily on the running game to allow him to throw on play-action. The Colts will likely do the same in the NFL


(+) Averaged 4.8 yards per carry last season, a number that would make him the 11th-best back in that category


(+) Brown has the makings of a three-down back with the ability to pass-block, run and catch the ball out of the backfield


(+) The position that benefits the most when a rookie QB is starting under center is running back. Check out what Marshall Faulk did in Manning’s first year in 1998; or what MJD did last year with Gabbert; or what Peyton Hillis did with Colt McCoy in 2010; or Thomas Jones with Sanchez in ’09; or Michael Turner with Matt Ryan in ‘08; etc…


(–) After being a former first-round pick, Brown hasn’t quite lived up to expectations over his first three seasons


(–) If he doesn’t prove himself this season, one would think that the Colts would move on from the Donald Brown era fairly quickly


(–) Even though he ran a 4.4 forty at the combine, he has yet to show the explosiveness the Colts were so excited about upon his drafting

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2009 Review

Donald Brown had a relatively productive rookie season sharing carries with Joseph Addai for the Indianapolis Colts.


~  Ranked 54th in the league with 63.0 RB fantasy points (basic scoring system)


~  Tied for 40th in the league with 3 rushing touchdowns


~  Tied for 115th in the league with 3 total touchdowns


~  Ranked 65th in the league with 281 rushing yards


~  Ranked 61st in the league with 25.5 rushing yards per game


~  Tied for 57th in the league with 78 attempts


~  Tied for 42nd in the league with 2 rush of 20+ yards


~  Tied for 68th in the league with 14 rushes for first downs


~  Lost 1 fumble on the year


~  Ranked 73rd among running backs with 11 receptions


~  Ranked 45th among running backs with 169 receiving yards


~  Set career bests in ever major statistical receiving and rushing category

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2010 Fantasy Outlook






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Twitter

Donald does not have a Twitter account.  The official Team Twitter account comes through here:  Colts Player Tweets


 


 


Follow Pyro® on Twitter @pyroman1ac

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Runny Town

Donald Brown is the best thing to come out of Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, since... Knowshon Moreno, who was selected 15 picks earlier in the 2009 Draft.


The two played Pee-Wee football together:  Moreno was the quarterback handing off to Brown, the halfback.


That’s your history lesson for the day - chew on it, it tastes good.


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Mr. Nice Guy


Last year, Brown held the first Donald Brown Player-to-Player Leadership conference in Red Bank, New Jersey.  The conference was a seminar for 86 High School athletes from nearby communities and Brown hopes to establish a youth initiative in Indianapolis.  Needless to say, Donald could become the most popular Colt since Barbaro.



 

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Contract

Donald signed a five-year contract worth $11.235 million just before training camp began in 2009 that contained $6.845 million guaranteed with another $1.6 million available through incentives.  Here’s the breakdown:


2010 - $395,000 (+ $3.26 million option bonus due in March)


2011 - $635,000


2012 - $865,000


2013 - $905,000


2014 - Free Agent

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Handcuff

Brown is a good handcuff to have if you picked up Joseph Addai

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Team Analysis

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Strength of Schedule


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College Stats

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Combine Results

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Injury Report

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Brown missed 5 games last year with various injuries and illnesses, but he's fully recovered for the start of 2010

Still Not Cleared

Michael Gehlken has reported through his twitter account that "RB Donald Brown and CB Brandon Flowers yet to be cleared from concussions."

Pyro's take: Donald Brown's recovery has become only important to his health, but in the fantasy world, it wont matter, as Branden Oliver, has usurped Brown's validity for the year.

10/24/14, 07:04 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Concussion Protocol

Donald Brown is still under concussion protocol, and probably will be out for Sunday's contest. Michael Gehlken reports: "RB Donald Brown (concussion) not yet practicing. On field, watching drills."

Pyro's take: Even when Donald Brown returns to field, he will be on the third team. Ryan Mathews and Branden Oliver are going to be one and two, or 1A and 1b. If you have Brown on the roster, the only thing to hope for out of this one-year wonder is injuries to the above.

10/15/14, 11:19 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Dammit Donald!

The San Diego Chargers are resting their run game on the shoulders of "Dammit" Donald Brown, and it doesn't appear that dammit is a vulgar enough word to describe how this is going. Brown has carried the ball 51 times for 100 yards -- good for 1.96 yards per rush. "Not very good," said Brown when asked to evaluate his performance. "We need to improve. We need to take the pressure off of Rivers and the wide receivers. It's going to take patience and perseverance. We just have to keep grinding."

Pyro's take: Obviously Donald Brown is not the answer to this equation, the problem, he's the only answer. Without Ryan Mathews and Danny Woodhead, it doesnt look for the Chargers.

The coaching staff tried to get rookie Branden Oliver going, but he didnt fare much better, as he rushed for 23 yards on nine attempts. Worse yet, this all was against the Jacksonville Jaguars. If a team cant run against the Jaguars. how are they going to fare against any other team?

As of now I would avoid all Chargers running backs, and either store them or cut them lose if on your roster.

09/30/14, 06:45 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.utsandiego.com

The three-headed monster

In an interview with Rick Henne for chargers.com, Donald Brown spoke about how the Chargers are going to be a three-headed monster. “We’re going to be a three-headed monster,” he said proudly. “That’s what we’re going to be. They are great backs and I respect the heck out of both of them. I’m excited to work with them and complement them the best that I can.”

Brown then proceeded to break-down both of his new teammates in Ryan Mathews and Danny Woodhead. “Ryan is a very, very powerful runner,” he said. “He runs with a great head of steam and is a very physical runner. Danny, I was having this conversation with my old running backs coach, and I said he’s probably one of the most underrated running backs in the game. I think he’s one of the best all-around backs running the ball and catching the ball. I’m happy to be in a great room (with them) because it’s going to help elevate my game and in part help this team.”

Pyro's take: The trend of RBBC continues, and in San Diego it looks more like a RBBBC. To find value in this mess, look for Ryan Mathews to be more the main ball carrier, Danny Woodhead the three-down back, and Donald Brown to be the change-of-pace goal line runner. The Chargers are going to take a long look at Brown, he is a former first round pick, and had his best season last year.

I would break it down this way. In PPR, draft Ryan Mathews-handcuff-Woodhead, and in standard leagues, grab Mathews-handcuff-Donald Brown.

08/04/14, 10:22 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.chargers.com

Donald Brown bolts for the Bolts

The San Diego Chargers have agreed to terms with former Indianapolis Colts running back, Donald Brown, on a three-year, $10.5 million contact including $4 million in guaranteed money.

Pyro's take: There are two things I can see that are seriously wrong with this signing.

First, how in the world does a former first-round pick that seemed to turn the corner a bit last season end up signing the exact same deal as Toby Gerhart did with the Jaguars earlier in the day, yet with less guaranteed money?

And second, why in the world would the Chargers go out and sign "G-d Damnit Donald!" when they already have Ryan Mathews and Danny Woodhead - two guys who do what Brown does, only better - on their squad?

Unless they know something I don't know or are still worried about Mathews' injury-prone ways, then I just don't understand this move.

As for it's impact on the fantasy world, the only one of the four players mentioned above whose stock rose with this signing is Toby Gerhart... and he had nothing to do with it.

03/11/14, 10:49 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: forums.colts.com

Brown will test free agent waters

Indianapolis Colts running back Donald Brown will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Brown led the team in rushing with 537 yards (5.3 per carry) and finished with eight total touchdowns.

A first round pick out of UConn in 2009, Brown had an up and down five years in Indianapolis.

The Colts bring back Vick Ballard and Trent Richardson on next year's roster. As far as Brown is concerned, it doesn't look likely that he'll back with the Colts.

On his Twitter account

Was an honor and privilege to play for the Colts. An organization made up of phenomenal people. Will always be indebted to the horseshoe.

Pyro's take: Brown had a nice season filling in for the injured Colts, Bradshaw and Ballard, and outperformed Trent Richardson. That being said if he were to resign with the Colts it would be as their third back. So Donald is off to greener pastures.

Where #31 ends up is still a mystery, but he has definitely earned himself a change of pace role with some team. He will look to be the Danny Woodhead for some team. There are plenty of teams out there that need help at running back like Oakland, Jacksonville, Giants, and the Browns to name a few. Brown should be able to sign where he will see carries next season.

02/18/14, 10:20 PM CST by Houdini
Source: www.indystar.com

Donald Brown misses Friday practice

Colts backup running back Donald Brown (foot) participated in practice both Wednesday and Thursday, but was held out of drills on Friday. He is being listed as questionable on the injury report but is fully expected to play in the Super Bowl next Sunday.

Pyro's take: Brown is sure to play, but we don't expect the rookie to get more than 5-10 touches with fellow RB Joseph Addai playing so well at the moment. Brown has been injured on and off all year, so we'll have to see how he fits into the Colts future plans this coming off-season.

01/30/10, 02:15 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.colts.com

Donald Brown returns to practice Monday

After missing the last three games with a chest injury, Colts rookie running back Donald Brown returned to practice with the team on Monday.

Pyro's take: If Brown is healthy enough to play on Sunday, expect Joseph Addai to be extremely limited in his game action as coach Jim Caldwell looks to rest his star players for the playoffs.

12/22/09, 12:00 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: indyfootballreport.com

Donald Brown out for Thursday night game

The Colts listed Peyton Manning (glute), Reggie Wayne (foot), Pierre Garcon (knee), and Joseph Addai (knee) as probable on their Week 15 injury report and all are expected to start as usual Thursday night.
Donald Brown, however, is still out with a chest injury.

Pyro's take: This was expected, though how long they end up playing is the real question. If the Colts manage to get a big lead against the Jaguars tonight, expect the starters to be pulled for the 4th quarter so as not to risk injury. Our guess is that it won't be a blowout, so it's safe to use all these guys on your fantasy football team this weekend.

12/17/09, 10:30 AM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.colts.com

Donald Brown still not back at practice

Colts rookie running back Donald Brown (chest) was still missing from practice on Tuesday while his availability for Thursday night's game is unknown at this point.

Pyro's take: We're guessing the Colts continue to go with Joseph Addai and Mike Hart out of the backfield on such a short week of practice, so keep Addai as a high-end RB2 in terms of fantasy football value this week.

12/15/09, 04:45 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.colts.com

Donald Brown ruled out for Week 14

Colts running back Donald Brown (chest) has been ruled out for Week 14.

Pyro's take: Bump Joseph Addai up to a solid RB2 for your fantasy football team this week and keep Brown on the bench for now.

12/12/09, 01:00 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: blogs.indystar.com

Donald Brown still sitting out

Colts rookie running back Donald Brown (chest) is still sitting out practice as no timetable is set for his return at the moment.

Pyro's take: Joseph Addai will again be a nice RB2 on your fantasy football team if Brown can't go on Sunday. Keep the kid on your bench for now.

12/10/09, 06:30 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.colts.com

Donald Brown misses Wednesday practice

Colts rookie running back Donald Brown (chest) was held out of practice on Wednesday.

Pyro's take: After being inactive last week, it doesn't bode well for him to be active in Week 14 now either. With the Colts already talking about resting their starters late in the season, you have to keep this guy around on your fantasy football team just in case.

12/10/09, 12:00 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.colts.com

Donald Brown inactive vs. Titans

Colts rookie running back Donald Brown (chest) has been declared inactive for the game against the Titans on Sunday.

Pyro's take: Give Addai a boost as far as fantasy football numbers go, but don't expect the world as the Titans have a real solid rush D.

12/06/09, 11:45 AM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.nfl.com

Donald Brown ruled out for Sunday

Colts rookie running back Donald Brown (chest) has officially been ruled out for the contest against the Titans on Sunday.

Pyro's take: Brown has had an up-and-down rookie year thus far, but he definitely shows a lot of promise. Mark Joseph Addai back up to RB2 fantasy football status with nice upside upon the Donald Brown news.

12/04/09, 04:15 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: indyfootballreport.com

Donald Brown misses practice, day-to-day

Colts rookie running back Donald Brown (chest) missed practice again on Thursday and is being listed as day-to-day. There is a decent chance he won't be able to play this Sunday.

Pyro's take: The Colts activated RB Mike Hart from the practice squad, so it's not looking good for Donald. Upgrade Joseph Addai for Week 13 and if you happen to be using Brown for anything on your fantasy football team, look elsewhere this week.

12/03/09, 03:30 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: blogs.indystar.com

Donald Brown practices in limited fashion Wednesday

Colts running back Donald Brown (chest) practiced in a limited fashion on Wednesday but is expected to play this Sunday against the Titans.

Pyro's take: Since Joseph Addai has been playing so well as of late, Brown's touches have gone down to the point where he's barely a flex play on your fantasy football team.

12/02/09, 05:30 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.colts.com

Donald Brown sore, but should be ok

According to Colts President Bill Polian, running back Donald Brown's shoulder bothered him a bit during the game, but not enough to inhibit his play on the field. He also said that after the game, the rookie had a bit of a sore back but that it shouldn't be a problem.

Pyro's take: Joseph Addai is still getting the goal-line work and the bulk of the touches, so Brown's fantasy football value is still relegated to not much more than a handcuff or emergency flex play.

11/17/09, 10:30 AM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.examiner.com

Donald Brown - Running Back - Colts

Donald Brown completed a full week of practice on Friday and is no longer listed on the Colts' injury report.

Pyro's take: Expect the rookie to infringe on 30-40 percent of Addai's touches this weekend minimally, relegating Addai once again back to either a desperation flex option or a fantasy bench-warmer.

11/14/09, 08:00 AM CST by
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Donald Brown returns to full practice Wednesday

Colts rookie running back Donald Brown (shoulder) returned to a full practice on Wednesday and is tentatively expected to be active on Sunday night.

Pyro's take: Brown was a late addition to the inactive list last week, but it was likely more of a precaution than anything else. The Colts are going to need all the healthy bodies they can get against the Patriots this Sunday, though he's not a recommended fantasy football play.

11/11/09, 04:30 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.colts.com

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