I have no idea how any of that proves that Ronnie Brown has big play ability. Those seem like fairly average numbers to me.
Really? I'm surprised.
Thomas Jones, whom I have enormous respect for, is referred to as a big-play guy. In the years that he's played when Ronnie Brown was in the league, his longest runs were 71 and 59, or comparable with Ronnie's and his long of 41 on a rec matches with Ronnie's. Or maybe he (Jones) isn't considered one.
Adrian Peterson, everyone's
big-play guy, has long TDs of 73, 67 and 64. Of course, Peterson has 46 games to 60 for Brown and Jones' 79 in my example, but those aren't any more significant in yardage (only frequency, and he's waaaaay over other guys at his position in that regard) than Brown's (or Jone's) big-plays.
I also construe big play to mean where a lot is focused on the player...he has to get his assignment right or the whole deal is stricken from the start. The Wildcat QB does precisely that. He handles the pressure of that pretty well, and this is a RB we're talking about. I am still against signing him to long-term paper, Rich, and I think you feel the same way on that, but he has been worth every bit of the 2nd overall when healthy
My only gripe with the Ronster is he gets nicked up wayyyy toooo much.