With the Browns picking Trent Richardson as the number 3 pick in the 2012 NFL draft many thought the man from Alabama would come into Cleveland and lead the NFL in rushing yards. It did happen that way exactly and T-Rich had to play through some injuries. Now that the Browns changed their coaching staff and brought in Norv Turner to run the Cleveland offense, many are thinking the Browns will come out in 2013 and air it out on every play. No So. Turner has a history of using the running back to produce positive results.
How positive was the running game in Turner’s past? Very positive. 3 times running backs have led the NFL in rushing while working with Norv Turner. Emmitt Smith did it from 1991-93 when Turner was the O.C. in Dallas and this was a team that Turner did some of his best work as an O.C. for. Then there was Ricky Williams did it in 2002 who was in Miami, yes there was a time Williams could run in the NFL when he wasn’t high on pot. Turner had one more running back that tore it up in the NFL too, LaDainian Tomlinson also did it in 2007.
Now I am not saying that T-Rich is any of those 3 players. I am saying he should get his chance to showcase his talents in the NFL this season. The Browns should use the running game under Norv Turner very effectively. If T-Rich can stay healthy in 2013, he should get the bulk of the work. Don’t just expect giant pass plays from the Browns in 2013. Turner also likes to run the ball and in 2013 we will see just how great Trent Richardson can be.
I think the 2013 season will decide if the Browns running back Trent Richardson’s name belongs in the same sentence as LaDainian Tomlinson ,Emmitt Smith and Ricky Williams. He should have a big season.
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