We could look back on Trent Richardson's rookie season in the NFL and say, he had a pretty good year. But imagine what kind of year he could have had if he stayed healthy. Richardson suffered a lot of injuries in the NFL. He found out quickly that he wasn't in Alabama anymore. This is the NFL and yes, one guy can tackle the guy who could avoid that in College.
The Browns have to find a way to make sure they can keep T-Rich healthy. A fullback than can lead the way for the so-called beast would be a great move in this off-season. The Cleveland Browns have to find a guy that can bust open hole that will allow Richardson to miss getting hit by the first guy. We all saw last season what he can do once he finds daylight in a defense. The guy is almost impossible to bring down once he is in the open field.
Richardson isn't going to have a long career in the NFL if the Browns don't fill the need of having a good lead blocker. The guy has already had 3 knee surgeries and the ligaments that attach to his ankles are held in place by screws in both of his legs. Even though Richardson had a decent rookie season, he still wasn't among the NFL elite in rushing. There is a lot of room for improvement and a good fullback for the Cleveland Browns.
As a matter of fact, the Browns have a few hole that need to be filled at other positions besides the quarterback. If Norv Turner expects the Cleveland offense to be successful in 2013 he has to start with a good running game. Getting a fullback would allow him the have a great running game. We all know a great running game can lead to a good passing game. Lets all hope that Turner and Chud see it that way too.
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