Skip to main content

Frank Pollack Praises Bengals Rookie RB Chase Brown: He's 'Explosive' and Has 'Good Vision'

Cincinnati took Brown in the fifth-round (163rd overall) in the 2023 NFL Draft.

CINCINNATI — Bengals rookie running back Chase Brown is hoping to earn regular playing time on offense this season. 

The former fifth round pick has to beat out Chris Evans and Trayveon Williams if he's going to takeover the passing down role that Samaje Perine had last season. 

Williams is expected to miss a few weeks with an ankle injury. That gives Brown a chance to show what he can do, not only as a pass protector, but as a runner. 

He's off to an impressive start according to offensive line coach and run game coordinator Frank Pollack. 

"Explosive, explosive. He's got good vision," Pollack said on Sunday. "He's learning on the timing of the exchanges. When it's RPO, he can't be as quick to the hole 'cause the quarterback's gotta read, but for the most part, he's making good decisions from his vision standpoint and his reads. It's been impressive from a run game perspective, that jumps out at me. He's a talented back. I'm excited to see that guy continue to do this [improve] through training camp."

Joe Mixon is the Bengals' starting running back. He'll be on the field for at least half the offensive snaps this season. If Brown can prove himself as a pass blocker, then it sounds like he could get plenty of touches when Mixon is on the sidelines. 

Brown will get a chance to show what he can do against an NFL opponent during Wednesday's joint practice against the Packers and on Friday when he makes his debut in Cincinnati's preseason opener. 

Catch NFL football on fuboTV throughout the 2023 season! Start your free trial here.

For more on the Bengals, watch the video below and subscribe to our YouTube Channel.

Make sure you bookmark All Bengals for the latest news, exclusive interviews, film breakdowns and so much more!

You May Also Like:

Former Bengals Star T.J. Houshmandzadeh Offers Update on Joe Burrow: He's 'Good to Go'

Bengals Training Camp Takeaways: Trevor Siemian Impresses, Charlie Jones Injured, Irv Smith Shines

Orlando Brown Jr. Praises Frank Pollack's Coaching Style: 'So Much I've Learned'

Look: Bengals Ranked Near Bottom of NFL in Latest Pregame Fan Experience Study

Joe Mixon Discusses Accepting Pay Cut Ahead of 2023 Season: 'I See The Bigger Picture'

Irv Smith Jr. Not Sweating Joe Burrow's Absence: The Quarterback 'Is Very Active' in Cincinnati's Facility

Look: Ja'Marr Chase Ranked Among Top-40 Players on NFL Top 100

Three Thoughts on Joe Burrow's Calf Injury, What it Means for Him and the Bengals

Sources: Bengals Avoid Disaster, Joe Burrow Expected to Miss Time With Calf Injury

Look: Contract Details Following Trey Hendrickson's Extension With Bengals

Pro Football Hall of Fame Announces Ken Anderson as 2024 Senior Semifinalist

Trey Hendrickson Cracks Top-75 Players on NFL's 2023 Top 100

ESPN Lists Jonah Williams Among NFL Players Under The Most Pressure

Look: Joe Burrow Wearing New Type of Helmet

Torry Holt Loves What He's Seeing From Bengals Wide Receiver Ja'Marr Chase


Be sure to keep it locked on All Bengals all the time!

Subscribe to the All Bengals YouTube channel

Follow AllBengals on Twitter: @AllBengals

Like Our Facebook Page

Subscribe and follow the ONLY Daily Bengals Podcast

Follow on TikTok