Brown looking for big season: New York Giants running back Andre Brown was having a nice year, averaging 5.3 yards per carry when a broken leg derailed his campaign. Now that he’s healthy, he wants to prove what he can do. What he says he can do is rush for 1,300 yards and score 22 touchdowns. Keep in mind that 22 touchdowns would tie him for the 12th best season in NFL history while Arian Foster led all players with 17 scores last season. The point is, it’s hard enough to reach 22 as a featured back. If you’re splitting time — as Brown could end up doing with David Wilson — it becomes nearly impossible. Right now, we’d expect Brown to have a good year, but is likely to end up in the 10-12 touchdown range.
Mannings wants Broncos faster: It’s no secret that Peyton Manning prefers an up-tempo offense. Last year’s Broncos averaged 68.13 plays per game — fourth most in the NFL. Manning wants to top that average this season. It’s pretty simple math … more plays means more opportunities for the offense to produce yardage and points. Even though more plays doesn’t guarantee more production, with the combination of veterans and playmakers on this Denver roster, you have to feel confident about their chances to post bigger numbers.
Jets going slow with Holmes: It appears the New York Jets aren’t going to push Santonio Holmes to get back on the field. The veteran receiver is recovering from foot surgery and it looks like he’s going to be limited in training camp. Holmes had been reduced to a waiver wire option in most leagues before the foot injury. After this, that already limited value will continue to diminish.
– Marcas Grant
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