Brown showed glimpses last season as to why the Ravens chose him in the first round as he tied a record rookie with seven touchdown catches, even though he was playing with a screw in his left foot after undergoing Lisfrank’s operation less than a year later. -early. One of Brown’s coaches, PJ Quarrie, said Ravens fans have yet to see the real Brown.
“Interviews with three coaches who have worked with Brown this off-season portray a player who is damn dominant and healthy enough to finally do it,” Schaefer wrote. “He’s a stronger and faster, fuller receiver. But it̵
Quarry said his early sessions with Brown focused on building strength in the back.
“We took it back to, like the main walk,” Quarry said. “Walking things, the right way to move, build and then start from there.”
Brown progressed rapidly. The next step was to do it faster, or at least as fast as it was before the operation. To that end, Brown has worked with Daniel Harper, a high school track coach and club team coach. Harper released Brown through a workout that focused on running uphill.
“During a set of drills, Harper had made Brown climb the first hill with one foot – the lower half with his left, the upper half with his right, without stopping is allowed,” Schaefer wrote. “It was like asking someone to climb a staircase with a stuck finger.”
As can be seen from Brown’s physical appearance in his videos, he is also accumulated. After playing for about 170 pounds in Oklahoma, the 5-foot 9 Brown told the Bleacher Report he dropped to 157 at one point last season. He is now a “solid” 180, Quarry said.
Harper also served as Brown’s strength and fitness coach and nutritionist.
“Brown’s eye-catching physique is rigorously sculpted, the product of kinetic chain training, both open (stand) and closed (back squat),” Shaffer writes.
Harper said, “there is no vanity exercise; every movement has a functional application.”
“Say Brown has to overcome the reflection of the press against a larger back angle,” Schaefer wrote. Harper had put him in a push-up position, his hands catching a ball of medicine. The goal is not just to go down, but to explode over a nearby 6-inch obstacle, take the blow, make another medicine ball push, then explode back over the same obstacle, over and over again. “
Said Quari: “He’s doing the right thing. His body understands, ‘Okay, I still have these 15, but we know how to move with him.’ “And he doesn’t seem to have lost a step. If nothing else, he’s more explosive and maybe even faster at 180.”