Since arriving in late January, offensive coordinator John DeFilippo has examined second-year running backs Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West like a detective. “Flip” watched all of their combined 319 carries from 2014 and he’s looked at hundreds of hours of practice film. On Monday, the month long training camp concluded and further information was acquired.
In this refurbished offense, West and Crowell will be asked to evolve from inside- the-tackle-box runners to do-it-all weapons. Mastering one running style in this league is an accomplishment; conquering others are how players go from solid to spectacular.
The Browns are expected to use more passes to RBs in this offense which would favor West, but also rookie Duke Johnson, who wasn't mentioned much in the story. However, Johnson has just returned from injury and could make a push for the starting role, something no Cleveland back has seemed to do so far in camp.