Brown could return to the Soul as an assistant coach

By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
Photo by Phil Wilgus

Mike Brown is likely done playing at the Wells Fargo Center. However, that doesn’t mean he’s done with the Philadelphia Soul.

Brown could return to the Soul as an assistant coach. But that will be determined by the new head coach once he is hired.

If brought back as an assistant coach, it would be Brown’s first coaching experience. He has been a pro football player since 2002.

Brown has reportedly played his last game with the Soul. Brown’s career came to an end on July 22nd against the Pittsburgh Power.

But unfortunately, he could not finish the game, as he left the game after the first half with a knee injury.

The Arena Football League’s pay scale was a factor in Brown’s decision. Another factor was Brown’s family.

Arena Football League players make less than $400 dollars per game after taxes are taken out. That’s less than $7,000 for the year.

Brown had a career year in his final season. He led the team with 8 interceptions, and was forced to play multiple positions due to injuries to his teammates.

He finished just 10 interceptions shy from breaking the all-time Soul interception mark. The record is currently held by Eddie Moten at 32.

He was second on the team in total tackles with 62, which was just two shy of Kent Richardson’s 64. He also had 23 kick returns on the season. He had an average of 17 yards per return.

In Week 15, he was named the Defensive Player of the Game for his play against the Arizona Rattlers. He also received two Ironman of the Game awards, against the Orlando Predators in Week 4 and again in Week 14 against the Tulsa Talons.

Brown was acquired from the San Jose SaberCats at the beginning of this season. Brown played four total seasons in Philadelphia, having played for the Soul from 2006-2008, as well.

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