The Detroit Lions fan base seems pleased with the team’s NFL trade deadline acquisition of Ronnie Brown from the Philadelphia Eagles. The Lions only had to give up Jerome Harrison, the team’s third-string running back, and a seventh round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
SB Nation’s Lions blog, Pride of Detroit, seems to think that the move is a positive one … if only because Harrison hadn’t offered a lot to the team and Brown was good in his past role as a member of a two-headed Miami Dolphins backfield with Ricky Williams.
The first three comments on the Pride of Detroit post of the Lions trade are as follows:
I think for the value, Ronnie Brown was picked up very inexpensively. And he’s a solid vet. I think with our passing game, it could help him more than in Philly. — Twon82
Good cheap trade sounds good to me. — sandvet
I love this move. Ronnie is no doubt an upgrade to our power game. Even though his blocking isn’t ideal up front. We had showed intrest in him before and with MoMo and Kieland the depth behind best is promising until we can get Leshoure back. Another fantastic move by Mayhew. — The Profiler
The biggest thing will be to see if Brown is forced into early action, which would probably be the case if Jahvid Best is still feeling the effects of his concussion. As of now, though, there seems to be reason for optimism in Detroit.