Brown Was In Andy Reid’s Doghouse

March 8th, 2010

Joe was a bit troubled to find this December 2008 story written about new Bucs wide receiver Reggie Brown, acquired in a trade tonight.

Apparently, Brown was hardly saying all the right things when he was mired in Andy Reid’s doghouse, and his effort was questioned, per the Star-Ledger.

Brown has not caught a pass since the 13-13 tie with the Cincinnati Bengals Nov. 16, and has been phased out of a trimmed-down offense with Baskett, Jason Avant and even Greg Lewis blowing past him on the depth chart.

“It’s their decision whether or not to play me,” Brown said. “It’s just my decision whether or not to go out there and do my best and try to help this team make it to the playoffs.”

OK. Stop.

The second part of that quote appears to be ripped directly from the T.O. media handbook.
Did a clearly frustrated Brown actually mean he would decide whether or not he would play to the best of his ability, if given the opportunity, against the fading Redskins (7-7)?

Brown did not elaborate, but did say — albeit half-heartedly — that he would “try to contribute to the cause around here.”

The whole story is an interesting read. Joe’s just trying to figure out why Brown’s price tag was so low, a sixth-round pick in 2011.

Also, Joe has found a neat Web site that details contracts for every Eagles player, which shows Brown signed through 2014. explains that the Bucs are not responsible for any of Brown’s prorated bonus, only his $1 millon salary in 2010, and any future years, if he stays on the roster.

18 Responses to “Brown Was In Andy Reid’s Doghouse”

  1. ScottB Says:

    So it looks like the Bucs are looking to down grade in an effrt to make Michael Clayton look good. from wikipedia

    In the 2009 season, Brown produced only 9 catches for 155 yards and no touchdowns. He only started in one game (due to Jeremy Maclin being inactive with a leg injury), in which he caught only one pass for 7 yards. He was inactive for the first two games of the season

  2. Tommy Boy Says:


    I guess we can’t say they didn’t do anything this offseason. 29 year old Brown vs 29 year old Bryant. We all know who was better, and therefore, more expensive. “Wanting to go younger” my ass. He has done as much as Clayton in the past two years…nada. Maybe Dom is thinking 1 serviceable WR (Stroughter) and 3 below average WRs are better than just 2 below average WRs. I hope they know something we don’t. If this move was just to show fans they are trying to get better, Dom failed on an epic level. This is almost, wait, no it is a slap in the face. Just proves that $$$ was the issue with Bryant. Brown has his own health concerns and attitude problems. We got rid of a more talented player and traded for a less talented WR with the EXACT same concerns, red flags, issues, etc.

    I wonder what is going through Freeman’s mind right now?

  3. Pick6 Says:

    You want an example of taking things out of context, which Scott Reynolds called you out in? Here it is – I know nothing about Reggie Brown, and it appears neither did you before reading up on him for this post. Yet, you assume and report a malcontented tone when no tone can be discerned…what would these quotes sound like coming from the injured Marvin Harrison? It’s possible that he simply meant he would max out the one thing he could control? And how can you tell in a print article that he “half-heartedly” said he’d try to contribute to the cause? You’ve laid an entire context to the conversation that has no basis in evidence, that will now color your readership’s impression of a player nobody has a clue about.

    Will you be donating that money now?

  4. JDouble Says:


    I read that same article in it’s entirety, and I didn’t get what you got out of it at all. The comment you posted, to me, was saying all he can do is give his best effort, thats all he controls….it’s up to the coaches wether he sees any playing time. He didn’t word it very well, but I think it’s pretty clear what he meant. Kinda seems like your trying to create drama were there is none.

  5. JDouble Says:

    Also, having a 29 year old scrub for depth that costs next to nothing, is not the same as paying a 29 year old big money to be your #1 reciever. You guys comparing this to Bryants release are way off.

    Speaking of Bryant, when we signed him in 2008 nobody expected much. We got a pretty damn good year out of him. Who’s to say Brown doesn’t have a few good years in his tank? Maybe he just needed a change of scenery. Sunny Tampa can do wonders for ones’ spirit. If he ends up being a solid #2 for a few years, Dom is a genius. If he sucks, Oh well….it was only a 6th round pick and it created some competition.

  6. FlBoy84 Says:

    Trying to stay positive and look at the bright side. Curious to see what the new WR coach can do with the overhauled receiving corp. Maybe there’s a diamond in the rough in Brown, Bradley, Nunn, or Urrutia.

  7. Jake Says:

    Great, Phillys #4 reciever on their depth chart is competing for a starting position on our roster. Classic. Way to dumpster dive boys.

  8. Havok Says:

    I like this trade. Instead of picking a WR in the 6th round that will probably not be that good, the Bucs traded for a receiver that has proven he is not good. That way there is no pressure on him to do anything and fans won’t get their hopes up. Also, he may make Clayon look more appealing. Good job! Way to underwhelm.

  9. Gatorgod Says:

    Pick 6 & JDouble– The part in the middle in black is a quote from the story itself. Not Joe’s words. …All Joe told us was that he found this story interesting and recommended we read it. You guys really need to get a life. Don’t shoot the messenger.

  10. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    Jdouble and Pick6 — You guys really need to work on your reading skills. Joe’s not stirring up trouble or trying to paint a picture. Just passing on a story that’s an interesting read about our new player. Joe has no opinion either way about the guy, otherwise you’d have read it in the post.

  11. Radio Mushmouth Says:

    Super Bowl here we come !! I think Reggie Brown was the final piece to the puzzle .

    Now we can sit back and wait for the draft .

  12. Eric Says:

    Hard to believe they could find a guy that actually caught less passes last year than the blocking icon. That must have taken considerable effort.

  13. JDouble Says:

    You repost a two year old, (non) story from some crack pot that is making something out of nothing….but your not creating drama? Ok Joe. Ok.

  14. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    Jdouble – The “crack pot” author you refer to is John Nalbone, who was a credentialed Eagles beat writer for a major publication in 2008, and he traveled with the team. If you don’t find his story worth reading, that’s up to you. But it’s hardly creating drama to put out there a legitimate story on Reggie Brown. …Readers here are free to take the story any way they want.

  15. d-money Says:

    I don’t remember hearing anyone from the Bucs say they released Bryant because he was too old they just said they were going in a different direction.

    If he is so great why are hardly any teams looking at him?

    This move (signing Brown) is absolutely no risk to the Bucs. It adds depth at wideout and maybe he develops into something but if not they don’t owe him a penny.

  16. d-money Says:

    If this trade was made any other year or by any other team it would not even be news.

  17. Pick6 Says:


    i do owe you an apology – i was reading this post from my phone yesterday, the formatting made it appear that the comments between Brown’s quotes were yours. looking at it on a normal screen, i see that the Star-Ledger is guilty of sensationalizing a pretty innocent set of quotes, so i stand corrected.

    that being said, trading our 6th rounder in a supposedly weakened draft (2011, due to all the early entries in 2010) for another team’s 5th-string WR is about as newsworthy as us signing a street FA midseason. the bucs will still almost certainly take a WR in the first 100 picks this draft

    he may turn out to be another hovan or phillip buchanon (supposedly “finished” players who were drafted high and wound up starting in tampa for a few years), but until he starts separating himself in camps and preseason, this registers somewhere around when we signed the legendary sylvester morris a few years ago

  18. Joe Says:


    Hey, no problem. No harm, no foul. 🙂

    Appreciate you being a stand up guy and apologizing. Joe is touched. Thanks.