Brown coming of age

When the Colts drafted Donald Brown they thought they were getting a crafty, productive player whose intelligence and work ethic would translate perfectly into the offense.  He was best known for his “Dammit Donald!” moment before this year when he mastered the learning curve.  Phil Richards has taken notice and points out just how productive Brown has been this year:

The Colts have 16 runs of more than 15 yards this season. Brown’s slashing style has produced eight of them. No teammate has more than three.

Brown has rushed 115 times for a career-high 586 yards and five touchdowns. His rushing total ranks 31st in the NFL. His 5.1-yard average ranks seventh among the 30 runners above him.