Originally written September 25, 2013 on Pro Football Zone:
Former Browns executive Mike Holmgren says he would have quit if they had traded Trent Richardson on his watch. Browns great Jim Brown would have loved to have seen Holmgren get fired after their falling out a few years ago. “Mike is not from Cleveland. I’m a Cleveland Brown,” Brown said, via CBS Sports. “So he gave me a choice of taking three dollars and doing a little dancing for him out there. I said, ‘Mr. Holmgren, I’m sorry… I don’t dance… become a mascot type of guy. And I cracked up but I wrote him a letter. And I stated those things, and I had a little humor with it because I knew ultimately I would probably be back because Cleveland is my home. I have great roots there and I love the people and the people love me.” Brown says Holmgren took advantage of former Browns owner Randy Lerner. “[Holmgren] had all his boys that were going to come in and take advantage of the kind of money that he could pay his guys and never really be there,” Browns said. “He took advantage of Randy (Lerner) and it was just a shame. Randy’s a good guy. Young owner. Wanted someone to take the pressure off of him. Mike came in, saw the weakness and took advantage of it.” Unlike Holmgren,  Brown loves tot he Richardson trade. “I was surprised,” Brown said regarding the trade. “But then I thought it was a brilliant move… Because first of all, Trent [Richardson] couldn’t have carried the kind of load that Cleveland needed.” Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Jim Brown rips into Mike Holmgren, loved the Trent Richardson trade appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
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  • Although I really liked T. Richardson, as the RB for the Browns I don't know if it's me or the fact that earlier during pre-season he stated that he had hit the weight room and lost 10-15 pounds, in hopes of increasing his speed. After the first two games during the regular season I noticed a huge difference in his running style, trying to avoid tacklers, and no acceleration once he changed direction. In the first two games with the Browns Richardson averaged around 3.5 per carry. In his first game with the Colts, his average was about 3.2 ypc. The best thing that happened for Trent Richardson was being traded to a team like the Colts, where he can learn from a great NFL running back in Ahmad Bradshaw and in place the Browns acquire a first round draft pick giving them (2) for 2014 and regardless where the Browns end up this year 7-9 or better, package the draft picks together and take Bridgewater in the 1st round. Super Bowl bound in 2014!!!
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