The Cleveland Browns number one draft pick seems to get worse week by week. To mention this guy Trent Richardson in the same breath as the great Jim Brown is a travesty of mis-justice.. I don’t think we can find one game in the NFL when Jim Brown only rushed for 28 yards. Today Richardson claimed the rookie record for touchdowns by a Browns running back a record that has been held by the Great Jim Brown for years. Jim Brown was the NFL’s rushing champion 8 times including his rookie season. Do you think Trent Richardson is going to win a rushing title this season? Heck no, he isn’t going to be in the top 10 the way he is running. Sure if the Browns get a interception and the defense takes it past their opponents 5 yard line, Richardson may be able to carry some guys into the end zone to score a touchdown.
The Cleveland Browns need a guy that can help them move the ball down field, they need a guy that can carry the football 30 times a game and rush for 100-150 yards a game. This is how you win football games. You can’t win football games when your number one draft pick it out there rushing for 28 yards on 11 carries and one of those carries was for 14 yards. It is almost comical that they were comparing Trent Richardson to Adrian Peterson who is the NFL’s leading rusher in 2012.
Over the past 3 games Trent Richardson hasn’t rushed for a total of 150 yards. This week he had 28 yards, last week he had 42 yards and the week before that against a team that gave up over 200 yards rushing to a guy this season Richardson had only 72 yards. Who ever made the comparison of Trent Richardson to Adrian Peterson had to be a freaking moron. There is no way Trent Richardson is another Adrian Peterson. Peterson is coming back from a major knee repair and he has rushed for 1812 yards.
Trent Richardson hasn’t even broken past 900 yards after 14 games. Sure he may have more touchdowns in his rookie season than Jim Brown had, but this guy could carry Jim Brown’s jock strap. The first two picks of the 2012 draft coming from the Cleveland Browns haven’t been worth the effort of the moves the Browns made to get their number one. Guys who have been taken further back in the draft have produced far better than these guys.
OK people here is where you can start making all your excuses for Trent Richardson, you know the ones where you tell me how injured he is. If that is the case he shouldn’t be playing. The Browns have to have someone who can break 28 yards rushing on the team. They could have just handed the football to Josh Cribbs 2 more times and I’ll bet he would have out-rushed Trent Richardson……
What can I say? Another year of Browns football and another 9 loses already. Maybe the team should have been able to pass out the little white flags a couple of weeks ago…
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