Browns running back Trent Richardson is a full go in training camp, and is reportedly healthy for the first time in two years.
Richardson will need to be healthy, because we might be seeing shades of Emmitt Smith all over again. The Cleveland Browns hired Norv Turner as offensive coordinator in the off-season, and say what you want about him as a head coach, Norv can call plays.
Turner is expecting big things out of Richardson, and as he told The Plain Dealer, Richardson might see over 300 carries.
“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 Tuesday, according to The Plain Dealer. “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.”
Turner’s expectations aren’t quite that far-fetched.
Richardson carried the ball 267 times for 950 yards and 11 touchdowns as a rookie, all the while battling several injuries.