BEREA After a good performance against the Bengals, the running game struggled against the Bills. Trent Richardson had just 27 yards on 12 carries for a dismal average per carry of just 2.3 yards. However, he did find the end zone for the second-straight week.
Weve got to get more out of the (running game), Pat Shurmur understated. I think its fair to say that. Especially, early in the game, you want to be able to run and throw the ball when you want to.
Shurmur said circumstances more than anything took the Browns out of their plan.
We were faced for most of the middle of the game there down by 14, he said. Ideally, you would like to be able to get ahead by halftime, be ahead. Then you can lean on the running game a little bit more in the third and fourth quarter.
Thats the ideal situation, he said. When the game does not play out that way, then the numbers get skewed a little bit. Trent had 12 rushes, but we threw him the ball, so he had 18 touches, more than anybody else. That h...