Brown was never targeted on a deep pass, but quarterback Trace McSorley went to Brown on the first play of the game – a 7-yard completion that got Brown into the flow right away. Brown caught two other passes for five yards apiece. One was a sideline reception where Brown showed good concentration, turning quickly to catch a pass that McSorley threw as Brown made his break. The other was a snag in which he had to leap to snare a high pass.
The Ravens also targeted Brown on a two-point conversion play that was nullified by a penalty. Brown ran a post pattern and broke wide open, giving McSorley an easy target, but Orlando Brown Jr. was called for a holding penalty, wiping out the play.
“I knew when they called the play that I was going to be open,” Brown said. “Trace threw a good ball. I thought I had one, but it’s OK. I’m going to get one. I’m going to get one soon.”
Brown also had one rushing attempt that didn’t go well, losing four yards on a jet sweep. The play wasn’t blocked well, and Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham diagnosed it quickly. However, it was another example of how the Ravens plan to get the ball into Brown’s hands in a variety of ways.
If Brown had butterflies, it didn’t show, and even if he does not play in the preseason finale against the Washington Redskins, this showing should help Brown’s confidence heading into the season.