The Cleveland Browns have a familiar backfield returning to the team in 2013.
Coaches Rob Chudzinski and Norv Turner may let every possible combination of Trent Richardson, Montario Hardesty, and Chris Ogbonnaya see the field during the 2013 NFL Season.
Chudzinski showed a lot of adaptability by utilizing every ability of Carolina Panthers‘ quarterback Cam Newton. Turner has been consistently involved with productive offenses and showcasing the best abilities of each player. He has coached many Pro Bowl players and shown the ability to coach players up during difficult situations.
All three running backs will be leaned on as quarterback Brandon Weeden continues to develop. Creating a quarterback friendly setting for Weeden will take a solid approach to running the ball. If the team around Weeden solidifies, then the Browns will be able to assess his abilities and make decisions regarding the position from there.
Among the many positives that each back showed was a dedication to playing hard. Each player played through injury and fought hard to gain extra yardage. Hardesty showed his ability to produce power and Richardson brings a lot of physical strength to the position. The constant attacking style that they bring is rounded out by Ogbonnaya’s ability to do what is necessary one play at a time when his number is called. Richardson and Ogbonnaya can catch the ball, and if each can consistently read blitzes then the Browns can preserve some mystery to their third-down play calling.
Many would like to see what the different combinations of these backs can do with different formations. With Weeden getting more comfortable under center, a pro-form look can keep a defense focused on the backs, giving Weeden some open lanes and outlets. The offensive line is solid and could become stronger after the draft. With the trio of running backs healthy and Jordan Cameron pushing to have a breakout season, this offense could get dangerous before we even talk about the receivers.