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NFL: Browns OC Turner Thinks RB Richardson Can Be Like Emmitt Smith or LT
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NFL: Browns OC Turner Thinks RB Richardson Can Be Like Emmitt Smith or LT

Jul 24 2013, 10:57pm CDT | by

Clevelend Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner believes running back Trent Richardson has what it takes to be as great as his former players Emmitt Smith or LaDanian Tomlinson.

Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson as the next Emmitt Smith or LaDanian Tomlinson? According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, this is certainly what Browns offensive...

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NFL: Browns OC Turner Thinks RB Richardson Can Be Like Emmitt Smith or LT

Jul 24 2013, 10:57pm CDT | by

Clevelend Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner believes running back Trent Richardson has what it takes to be as great as his former players Emmitt Smith or LaDanian Tomlinson.

Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson as the next Emmitt Smith or LaDanian Tomlinson?

According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, this is certainly what Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner thinks

"Just watching him and seeing him against us when I came here in October and then watching the tape, yeah, he's that type of runner. Obviously, he's the third pick in the draft. I think he has a lot of great days ahead of him. I always have a problem comparing players because each guy has his own unique style, but I think he's capable of doing great things."

Richardson happens to hail from the same Pensacola, Fla. high school as NFL greats Smith and Tomlinson. 

Turner also believes Richardson will be in for a 300-carry season, in spite of current pass-oriented trends. 

"Obviously, the trend in the league is to not do that, but I think it depends on your team and everyone around it. 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 was hired by the Browns to be their offensive coordinator back in January. When he coached the San Diego Chargers in 2012, he already marveled at Richardson's abilities at the running back position. 

The particular game that stood out was Cleveland's 7-6 victory in which Richardson had 122 yards on 24 carries which included a 26-yard run for a touchdown. 

Dan Hanzus of NFL.com says should Richardson get at least 300 carries and match his receptions from 2012 (51) , he would put himself in a position to have 350 touches next season. Such a number would put him in the top five in the NFL. Arian Foster led the way in this department with 391 in 2012.  

Richardson had 267 carries for 950 yards for 11 touchdowns in 15 games last season. 

 
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INDIANAPOLIS — Colts coach Chuck Pagano is losing patience with his injured veterans. After spending the first week of training camp defending his players, Pagano told reporters Wednesday it was time for them to get on the field and start "playing football." Nobody has more at stake than running back Trent Richardson, who failed to meet expectations after Indianapolis traded a first-round pick to Cleveland to get him. With Vick Ballard out for the year, Ahmad Bradshaw ...
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T-Rich gets second chance to prove himself

Jul 30 2014 12:20pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

INDIANAPOLIS — Colts coach Chuck Pagano is losing patience with his injured veterans. After spending the first week of training camp defending his players, Pagano told reporters Wednesday it was time for them to get on the field and start "playing football." Nobody has more at stake than running back Trent Richardson, who failed to meet expectations after Indianapolis traded a first-round pick to Cleveland to get him. With Vick Ballard out for the yea ...
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T-Rich gets second chance to prove himself

Jul 30 2014 12:20pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

INDIANAPOLIS — Colts coach Chuck Pagano is losing patience with his injured veterans. After spending the first week of training camp defending his players, Pagano told reporters Wednesday it was time for them to get on the field and start "playing football." Nobody has more at stake than running back Trent Richardson, who failed to meet expectations after Indianapolis traded a first-round pick to Cleveland to get him. With Vick Ballard out for ...
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T-Rich gets second chance to prove himself

Jul 30 2014 12:20pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

INDIANAPOLIS — Colts coach Chuck Pagano is losing patience with his injured veterans. After spending the first week of training camp defending his players, Pagano told reporters Wednesday it was time for them to get on the field and start "playing football." Nobody has more at stake than running back Trent Richardson, who failed to meet expectations after Indianapolis traded a first-round pick to Cleveland to get him. With Vick Ballard out for the y ...
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1 day ago

T-Rich gets second chance to prove himself

Jul 30 2014 12:20pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

INDIANAPOLIS — Colts coach Chuck Pagano is losing patience with his injured veterans. After spending the first week of training camp defending his players, Pagano told reporters Wednesday it was time for them to get on the field and start "playing football." Nobody has more at stake than running back Trent Richardson, who failed to meet expectations after Indianapolis traded a first-round pick to Cleveland to get him. With Vick Ballard out for the year, Ahm ...
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T-Rich gets second chance to prove himself

Jul 30 2014 12:20pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

INDIANAPOLIS — Colts coach Chuck Pagano is losing patience with his injured veterans. After spending the first week of training camp defending his players, Pagano told reporters Wednesday it was time for them to get on the field and start "playing football." Nobody has more at stake than running back Trent Richardson, who failed to meet expectations after Indianapolis traded a first-round pick to Cleveland to get ...
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T-Rich gets second chance to prove himself

Jul 30 2014 12:20pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

INDIANAPOLIS — Colts coach Chuck Pagano is losing patience with his injured veterans. After spending the first week of training camp defending his players, Pagano told reporters Wednesday it was time for them to get on the field and start "playing football." Nobody has more at stake than running back Trent Richardson, who failed to meet expectations after Indianapolis traded a first-round pick to Cleveland to get him. With Vick Ballard out for the year, Ahmad Bradsha ...
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Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw 'looks fantastic'

Jul 29 2014 6:05pm CDT | Source: Fantasy Football Toolbox

Injuries have ruled the Colts' backfield in camp. Vick Ballard is out for the season due to a torn Achilles, and Trent Richardson hasn't practiced since last week because of a soft-tissue issue. However, head coach Chuck Pagano doesn't sound worried about Richardson's status. Fortunately for this group, a man who is usually injured has stepped up: Ahmad Bradshaw. quot;He looks fantastic," Pagano said of Bradshaw. "He has fo ...
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