Cleveland Browns: Week 12 takeaways from the offense

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Rushing attack is back

Isaiah Crowell must have wronged Hue Jackson in some way. Hue Jackson refuses to give him the ball more than 20 times in a football game, even when he’s averaging 5.9 yards per carry.

Crowell has started to emerge lately after a rough start to the season, but it still doesn’t seem like Hue is committed enough to the run to let Crowell grind down defenses.

Duke Johnson got 10 touches in this game which isn’t nearly enough for him either. Yet he averaged 5.8 yards per carry and only received six carries. Johnson is one of the few playmakers the Browns have, yet Hue Jackson barely utilizes him.

The Browns rushed for 169 yards as a whole, with Kizer grabbing the extra 39 yards. The play that frustrated me most was the 3rd-and-1 play-action sack that was blown up when the backs were as efficient as they were. Even if you get stuffed on 3rd-and-1 after running the ball, the defense has to stop you from getting a single yard twice, and that is tough for any defense.

The New Orleans Saints, the most pass-happy team in recent memory, have a similar-style tandem of running backs in Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara that Sean Payton has no problem giving everyone their share. They even have a Hall of Fame QB and multiple wide receiver weapons too. I just need Hue Jackson to call the run just a liiiiitttttttttttllleeee bit more.