Ronnie Brown is my second-favorite player of the modern era (only behind Tim Bowens) and Ricky Brown is a sentimental favorite (probably because I also smoked my fair share of joints back in the day and am now into yoga) but the reality is that neither of these guys have the quickness or break-away speed to turn 10-yard gains into game-changing plays. As I watched today's game one thing that became more and more evident was how much of an impact Ray Rice had on this football game. People will talk about what a great game Flacco had (and he did play well for the most part, except for that embarrassing pick six on a platter that Sean Smith dropped) but the truth is that many if not most of his throws were short screens or dump offs that Ray Rice turned into big gains (McGahee also had one on the first TD of the day, but he's more or less a Brown/Williams clone). It was Rice that made that offense go today, finishing with 83 yards rushing (lead the team) 7 receptions (led the team) and 97 receiving yards (led the team). Granted, Brown could have had a similarly dominant game if Henning had not abandoned the run in the second half, but the fact remains that he and Ricky simply don't have the game-changing quickness and speed to consistently take over games. I'm a huge fan of both and always will be, but I think that it's time to let go of one (probably Brown since he's more expensive) and look for an upgrade either via draft or free agency. P.S. There were a lot of other, bigger reasons why Miami lost today's game, but facing a dominant back like Rice definitely brought things into perspective for me in terms of the running back positions.