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In 2010, the Cleveland Browns were briefly a dangerous team, upsetting the Saints and Patriots in consecutive weeks and taking the Jets into overtime. That was at the height of Peyton Hillis’ success in Cleveland, as he averaged over 130 total yards per game during that stretch.
The 2012 Browns offense should look similar to the 2010 version, with Trent Richardson playing the starring role.
Like Hillis, Richardson is a powerful downhill runner and can also contribute as a receiver out of the backfield. That combination should make him a workhorse from day one. He’ll be running behind an offensive line which features four returning starters, including Joe Thomas and Alex Mack, which should help ease his transition to the next level.
Considering the lack of playmakers in Cleveland, anything less than a 1,200 yard season would be a disappointment for Richardson.
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Cleveland Browns head of strength and conditioning coach Kent Johnston has only one way to describe how strong rookie running back Trent Richardson is.
“You know that old term, ‘country-boy strong’? He is country-boy strong,” Kent Johnston told The Canton Repository. “Trent’s the type of guy who, if he never touched a weight, he’d be a strong man. But he has really...
Steve Doerschuk interviewed Cleveland’s head strength and conditioning coach Kent Johnston. In the interview, he discussed third round pick Trent Richardson-
“You know that old term, country-boy strong? He is country-boy strong,” Johnston said. “Trent’s the type of guy who, if he never touched a weight, he’d be a strong man. But he has really enhanced that by the work...
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BEREA - There is the occasional NFL player or coach who cuts through the noise and gets to the bottom line.
Tuesday, Browns backup quarterback Seneca Wallace filled that role by placing the teams competition at quarterback into perspective.
The game is a lot of hype, a lot of business involved with whos playing and whos not, Wallace said at the last offseason practice open to the...
Could Montario Hardesty be on the roster bubble for the Cleveland Browns this season? By several accounts, he is and that isn’t to be unexpected, given his history with the Browns in the last two seasons. Cleveland used their first first-round selection to pick Alabama RB Trent Richardson in April and he figures to carry the bulk of the rushing load for the Browns this season....
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BEREA Pat Shurmur still did not announce his timetable on proclaiming a starting quarterback, but he did say he likes the idea of keeping three quarterbacks, as opposed to two.
I like that model, Shurmur said. I favor keeping three.
Shurmur said about half of the NFL teams use just two quarterbacks.
Although he wouldnt commit to the pecking order, Shurmur admitted that there is...
Rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden continues to take first-team reps with the Browns, adding to the growing sentiment that he'll overtake Colt McCoy as the team's starting quarterback entering the 2012 season. Weeden and McCoy rotated with the starters last week at minicamp. Weeden, the 22nd overall pick in the draft, has a stronger arm and played in an offense at Oklahoma...
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