Jerome Harrison Trade Immediately Upgrades Philadelphia Eagles Offense

October 13, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After fleecing the Eagles in the Sheldon Brown and Chris Gocong trade, the Cleveland Browns were apparently feeling bad. Either that or Tom Heckert had an unpaid debt to Andy Reid.

Other than that, I can't truly explain why the Browns would give up Jerome Harrison for Mike Bell straight up—even taking into account Harrison's small feud with the front office.

Harrison hasn't produced as well as they would have liked this year (31 carries for 91 yards), but showed at the end of last season that he can be a guy who carries the load.
In the final three games, Harrison carried the ball 106 times for 561 yards for an average of 5.3 yards-per-carry and five touchdowns. He also caught 32 passes for 220 yards and two touchdowns.

But even Harrison per-carry average this season would be a welcome improvement over what Bell was able to accomplish. Or, more to the point, what he wasn't able to accomplish.

In five games this season, Bell carried the ball 16 tim...

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