Montario Hardesty & Brandon JacksonHead Coach Pat Shurmur has two guy that could add to the Cleveland Browns backfield, both Montario Hardesty and Brandon Jackson have experience in the NFL and could contribute to the Browns running or receiving game. Why they are not involved is anyone’s guess. Shurmur had high praises for both guys coming out of training camp. We saw Hardesty have some good runs in the preseason and he did fumble the ball a couple of times, still that is not enough to hold him out of all 4 games the Browns have played. Even with Richardson in the Browns backfield they could at least put Hardesty in the game with him as a decoy if nothing else. I’ll bet he could even provide some key block to help T-Rich open some holes.

Then we see Brandon Jackson’s talents being wasted. Jackson was only used in the Browns season opener. He caught 2 balls and has a 10 yard per catch average. Why would you not use a guy who can average 10 yards per catch out of the back-field? Shurmur must like losing football games. He has guys that can contribute to the Browns offense and he refuses to use them. Both guys Hardesty and Jackson have experience and have seen some of the teams the Browns play before.

Coach Pat Shurmur has to find a way to get these guys involved in the Browns offense, why would he keep them then not use them in the games. Hardesy has no touches in the 4 games the Browns have lost this season. Brandon Jackson has 2 touches and they were successful touches. It makes no sense at all why Shurmur would not play both of these guys. Each guy could contribute something positive to the Browns offense and positive things is what the team needs, especially when you are off to a 0-4 start. Shurmur has to do something different to turn this season around.

If he doesn’t the Browns will be lucky to win a game. Why he is not using guys that have NFL experience is beyond reason.


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Readers Comments (3)

  1. Chris

    Wasting talent, that’s what the Browns do best.

  2. Mike

    Really??? I guess anyone can write an article and this proves it. Both Hardesty and Jackson suck! You’d want to put one of those two in and take away a touch by Richardson? Come on! The only thing Hardesty is good at is getting on the IR. And Jackson? Really?? The fact that you throw him into this proves you haven’t got a clue when it comes to sports reporting! Go back to reporting high school or something and stop wasting space where a better, more accurate, more “in tune” article could be placed.

    • LG

      Mike you have failed to see the point of this article. If you put one of those two guys in the backfield then maybe the defense would not be keying in on T-Rich, you run some play actions draw the attention of the defense then slip the ball to T-Rich. Richardson has shown he is UN-believably hard to tackle in the open field. If he had some lead blockers more often just think how many yards he would have per game. Yesterday he only rushed for 81 yards. He has only rushed for over 100 yards once this season. The rest of the time he has struggled and much of that struggle comes from the defense knowing exactly where the ball was going. Play action to one of the others would certainly help to detract all the focus off T-Rich…So Mike I hope I made this plain enough for you….


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