In partnership with CBSSports.com
The No. 1 'Bama fan community on the Internet
BOL message board for off-topic posts
Tailgating, recipes, cooking, food & drink
Buy, sell or swap tickets
You have no favorite boards.
The most viewed topics.
The most replied to topics.
The most up-voted topics.
The most down-voted topics.
The most up-voted posters.
The most down-voted posters.
The most followed posters.
Bryce Brown or Trent Richardson. Two equally talented players with TOTALLY different mindsets. THAT is the difference. We will see what the next 4 years holds.
no offense but no way Brown was as talented as TR
TR is the complete package at RB.....don't see that very often.....a beast
just my opinion though
If my memory serves Bryce Brown was the #1 player in the country & Trent was #6 overall. So, Bryce was believed to be a better prospect.
15 National Championships, 23 SEC Championships, NCAA Record 60 Postseason Bowl Appearances, NCAA Record 35 Bowl Victories
I think that's the point he was trying to make. One had the right attitude going in to college and the other didn't. Allen and Foster could be similar to them. Maybe I'm wrong here but that's just how i interpreted it.
I've actually been around both backs at different points in their careers.
Brown, when he was actually putting his utmost effort into something, that kid has a special kind of talent. The problem with his is strictly between his ears. He has a bad attitude and is pretty lazy. But those moments when you'd see him actually push himself - simply incredible.
Richardson, an equally talented player, albeit much, much stronger, has a 180-degree opposite attitude of Brown. Richardson's ambition to get better is infectious, and he's competitive. Our coaches had to work on holding him back a little to keep him from going too far, too fast. Completely unlike Brown, Richardson's work ethic is probably only matched by guys like Jesse Williams and many NFL veterans that are known for taking care of their bodies and training.
So I totally get the OP's point. They're equally talented players that were ranked very highly, but somewhat far apart with one being ranked first, and the other sixth-seventh. However, the lower-ranked one had the right attitude and ended up as a No. 3 overall draft pick and will be playing on Sundays. The higher-ranked one - not so much.
Agree with this 100%. I think they were "comparable" in terms of talent although Trent was more pure RB in terms "power" and Brown more "All-Purpose" in terms of being adept catching the ball out of the backfield.
IF Brown had the work ethic of Trent there is no doubt in my mind that he had the talent to be a top 10 overall NFL Draft selection as well.
"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work"........
and hence why all the other RBs were drafted ahead of Brown in the 2012 Draft [that weren't named Trent Richardson]. Those guys didn't have Brown's talent......but yet their focus and dedication super-ceded Brown's natural abilities.
Again, Brown has elite talent and I wouldn't be shocked to see the light switch turn on and him becoming a Pro Bowler.
In terms of Reuben Foster.....I had a buddy back in the day that played Middle Linebacker at Robert E Lee in the early/mid 1990s when they were like Hoover and Prattville are today.....and he was a FREAK. Not "huge" but a Freak. In 9th grade dude was already ~5'11", 200 pounds and he and I used to battle when we raced in sprints. He could flat-footed dunk a basketball with 2 hands in 8th grade. By the time he graduated he was probably about 6'1", 225, 4.4x speed and he had offers from all the SEC Schools and the Big 3 in Florida. Dude ended up not qualifying and ended up in jail for arson. He was probably the best athlete I've even known/played with on virtually a daily bases.
One WRONG decision can alter the life of even the best of athletes.
This post was edited by BamaBornDukie 2 years ago
You get out of it what you put into it!
What's believed and what's reality are 2 different things. Brown is not on the same planet with Trent as far as talent.
I think what he means is in the rankings before it played out.
Bryce Brown was the number 1 player at any position that year.
Biggest Bama fan in Australia
This is so far from the truth. Go back and watch the Army AA game where Brown stood out against the best of the best. Brown was as talented as any back coming out of HS in the last 5 years. Dude was fantastic and hence the reason he had an offer from every school in the country and was ranked the number one player in the nation.
Like others have mentioned, he did not have the work ethic but talent was never an issue. Never.
Was he on the teams before Fred Beasley or did he play with him?
247Sports In partnership with CBS Sports