Cleveland Browns: Three Bold Predictions for Week 3

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NEW ORLEANS, LA – SEPTEMBER 16: Nick Chubb #24 of the Cleveland Browns runs the ball as Kurt Coleman #29 of the New Orleans Saints defends during the fourth quarter at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 16, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

A Change At Running Back

The Browns need to steer themselves away from Carlos Hyde for a while. Hyde isn’t a bad running back by any means, but he’s not the best running back on the Browns’ roster. That honor belongs to Nick Chubb, and the Browns need to make a change sooner, rather than later. Chubb can be really, really good, but like fellow running back Duke Johnson Jr., he doesn’t get the opportunities.

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Chubb was really, really good during his time at Georgia. He may have fallen victim to the injury bug and had one of the most gruesome leg injuries of all time, but when he was on the field, Chubb was tremendous. I can sing the praises and conduct the Nick Chubb hype train all I want, but you don’t have to take my word for it. The statistics speak for themselves.

Chubb ranks second all-time in SEC rushing yards, behind only the great Herschel Walker. If he is anything like Walker was in the NFL, he’s got a good shot at being a great one for the Browns. However, Chubb cannot be a great running back if he is never given the opportunity to do so. Thursday night against the Jets might be the perfect time to let the former Bulldog off his leash.