It may not have been what Cleveland Browns fans expected when the team hired Hue Jackson, who has developed a reputation as a quarterback guru, to be the team’s new head coach. However, it appears as though the Browns plan on being a run-heavy offense moving forward.
Browns run-game coordinator Kirby Wilson described the offensive outlook moving forward and seems eager to get the ball in the hands of his running backs.
“I think when you look at Coach Jackson’s background, he is a ‘quarterback guru.’ He has done a tremendous job over the years with that, but if you look at his record, in terms of running the football and the amount that he runs it, you’re going to find out that he really, truly does enjoy running the football,” Wilson said, via the team’s official site.
“We are going to be a run-oriented football team. Everything starts with the run game, our offensive line and our backs. As coach told us, we are going to be a physically dominant, running football team.”
Considering the Browns current quarterbacks are Robert Griffin III and rookie Cody Kessler, perhaps relying on the run game is not the worst move. After all, the Browns have promising young rusher Duke Johnson and Isaiah Crowell who could develop into an intimidating duo.
It will be interesting to see how the Browns look moving forward, but in the meantime take note of where Johnson and Crowell stand on your fantasy draft boards.
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