With an active offseason to put it mildly, the 2019 Buffalo Bills offense is going to look a lot different than the 2018 version. Naturally the hope is that the changes are all improvements. With training camp underway we’re starting to see the first inklings of how these changes will shake out. One addition that is garnering more than his fair share of praise is newly added receiver John Brown. Let’s take a look at what’s being said about Brown.
“I’m very impressed with John Brown’s ability to get open in red zone work. #NotJustADeepThreatGuy,” tweeted Sal Capaccio of WGR 550 during practice last week. “John Brown has been the most impressive offensive player of camp for me through 3 days,” he continued.
Aaron Quinn had a similar thought, reporting that Brown is “clearly more than just a deep threat. Looks good so far today.”
An early thought from Matt Parrino was that John Brown was looking like the Bills’ WR1. Trainwreck Sports agreed. Parrino added after day three that that Brown was “lighting it up at wide receiver.”
In Cover 1’s summary of training camp on the 26th, they lead with their observation that “John Brown stands out among ‘Smurfs’ at Bills Training Camp.” Cover 1 has praised Brown’s “ball tracking.”
When asked about his impressions of receivers, Marcel Louis-Jacques responded that John Brown and Cole Beasley have been the top two receivers at camp. Louis-Jacques also stated that “It’s been the John Brown show so far.”
If those weren’t glowing enough reviews, Mark Ludwiczak had this to say: “The more I think about it, John Brown’s three-day stretch to open camp has to be among the best camp performances I’ve seen by a Bills WR. You’d have to go back to Lee Evans in his prime for something comparable.”
Joe Buscaglia and Matthew Fairburn spend an exorbitant amount of time discussing Brown in their latest podcast, as well.