Originally written on Pro Football Zone  |  Last updated 11/20/14

NEW YORK - APRIL 22: Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown is interviewed on the red carpet during the 2010 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 25, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

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Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson is out to prove former Browns great Jim Brown wrong, after he called him an “ordinary” running back after this year’s draft.

“I laugh at the situation,” Richardson told ESPN.com. “You don’t know me from spic to span. But he’s Jim Brown. He’s done a lot here and I haven’t done anything yet. I have a lot to accomplish and big shoes to fill. When it comes down to it, I have to work and make sure I make him a believer. I haven’t done anything yet.”

I think Brown is just miserable after watching his former team lose again and again over the years and is taking it out on a young player like Richardson.  I know Brown was one of the NFL’s greatest running backs.  But is he really a talent evaluator?  I don’t think so.

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