Cleveland Browns Rushing Attack: Pick Your Poison

August 6, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The 2009 Cleveland Browns were desperate for more wins heading into the final weeks of the season. Between their two starting quarterbacks, Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson, the Browns threw 17 interceptions and only 11 touchdowns. Fighting for his job, Eric Mangini needed to see some victories, and that meant one thing.
Run the football. 
The Browns began their season with veteran Jamal Lewis as the starting running back, but he was placed on IR earlier in the season. So if the Browns wanted to run the football they were going to have to rely on some unproven players. 
The top choices were undersized Jerome Harrison and ex-CFL player Chris Jennings. The Browns also relied on Josh Cribbs running the Wildcat package.  
In week 14, the Pittsburgh Steelers were coming to town and the new running back-by-committee was going to be put to the test. Chris Jennings, who is a much bigger back then Harrison at 5'10 and 219 lbs, got the bulk of the carries. He cam...

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