Browns OC Norv Turner, who's produced the NFL's rushing champion on five occasions, thinks RB Trent Richardson will carry the ball 300 times -- even in this pass-happy league. Last season, he rushed 267 times for 950 yards and 11 touchdowns.
"Obviously, the trend in the league is to not do that, but I think it depends on your team and everyone around it,'' Turner said today. "If that player is your best player, then I think it’s probably a good thing to have him in the game and give him the ball. So I would hope Trent would have that many carries. That means he’s playing healthy and playing at a pretty high level.''
The Browns plan to feature Richardson in Turner's offense. Our only concern is whether or not he can hold up to the workload. He has had nagging injuries since entering the NFL.