Browns RB Isaiah Crowell has at times expressed frustration over lack of consistency in carries and an inability to find a rhythm running the ball. He'll have the first crack this season at finding that consistency.
"I think he has the characteristics of a back that can be a big-time runner but he needs to do it very consistently and kind of in the way that we want it done, so I think he's up to the challenge," Hue Jackson said.
Crowell had a good offseason. The Browns hired a run-heavy head coach and the team didn’t draft a replacement running back. So Crowell will have the opportunity to be the Browns’ version of Jeremy Hill while Duke Johnson does his best Giovani Bernard impression. If Crowell doesn’t fall flat on his face, he should see 190-plus carries and get most of the goal line work.