New offensive coordinator Norv Turner wants Trent Richardson to get more involved in the offense this season.
Richardson is coming into his second year in the NFL, trying to repeat what he did last season. He has always been an exciting half back to watch, even at the college level. This season, with the carries and targets that Norv Turner expects him to have, he should have an even better season if he can keep up his level of play he had last season.
“It’s hard for a tailback now to play every down the entire game, but they have to be prepared to play every down. If we’re in a two-minute situation, I don’t think any of us want Trent standing on the sidelines” Norv Turner said to the Cleveland Plain Dealer
I remember watching the game they had against the New York Giants, watching some of their games last season and seeing what Richardson was doing against other teams. They have the corner-stones they need for their offense, as they upgraded their defense.
So the Cleveland Browns in the future, should be giving teams more trouble on Sundays/Mondays, occasionally Thursdays/Saturdays.
He finished his rookie season with 267 carries and 51 catches, falling 50 yards short of 1,000 rushing yards with 11 touchdowns on the ground and one through the air.
Those numbers should increase this season.