Originally Posted by cipher
Great, I have Richardson and Bradshaw on my fantasy team.
Well, T-Rich's value just went up a little, but Bradshaw will still get goal line carries because T-Rich dances too much.
The more it's sunk in...here's the opinion of a Cleveland fan...
Though it was unbelievably surprising, the Browns just made a GREAT trade. We all loved T-Rich here, and wanted him to be the star he was supposed to be. However, thus far, he has not been. He has averaged a pedestrian 3.5 yards per carry, and dances around too much instead of just hitting the hole. Sure, it's only his second year...but he was drafted 3rd overall. And for a running back, that's tremendously high. Four spots higher than Adrian Peterson. And I saw AP explode out of the gates in a terrible offense, which is what you'd expect out of a running back drafted in the top 10.
The bottom line is, I believe Jim Brown was correct. He's average...nothing special unfortunately, and he was a wasted pick. Now the new owner, GM, and coach have to deal with the poor choices of the last regime, and clearly don't see him as a good fit. The fact that we get a first rounder for a guy averaging less yards per carry than DeMarco Murray, Ryan Mathews, Fred Jackson, and Rashard Mendenhall is astounding.
With Richardson as the face of the Browns, they were going nowhere. Now, assuming that they don't waste the picks they have in the 2014 draft, which include two 1st rounders, a 2nd rounder, two 3rd rounders, and two 4th rounders, the Browns have just positioned themselves to fill holes in their four biggest weaknesses, while only creating one additional weakness. And I'd argue that they haven't even created a weakness at running back, as even old man McGahee will be able to continue to get us a paltry 3.4 yards per carry this season.