Josh Gordon thinks the Browns have the best receivers in the NFL. Their running backs could be pretty good, too. It’s just unclear at this point which ones will be getting the carries and the catches.
The candidates for the touches are free-agent arrival Carlos Hyde, veteran Duke Johnson, and rookie Nick Chubb, along with Matthew Dayes and Dontrell Hilliard.
Carter has experience playing in a 3-4 scheme, as Georgia used the same setup during his college career. But Carter has said he played as many as five different positions in that scheme, which may have explained the former five-star recruit’s somewhat pedestrian numbers in Athens (14 career sacks across four seasons).
His new team will likely give him a more defined role.
We’ve previously pointed out the flaws in that comment, while also addressing the bulk of what he had to say.
It will continue to be a topic about which many will have plenty to say, because the topic the NFL wishes would go away simply won’t be — in part because of the NFL’s subpar handling of it.
The Nebraska product, who signed a four-year, $27.4 million contract with the Jets this offseason, was in the middle of a Redskins offensive line widely regarded as one of the best in the league two seasons ago, but played just seven games in 2017 due to a quad injury. He entered minicamp as the only new starter on the line.
We just take last year … you gotta take it for what it is and just build off it, right tackle Brandon Shell said. It’s nothing — you gotta take your goods from it, you gotta take your bads from it, just try to, like, use it as a stepping stone to keep building. To get better and better.
For Long, the transition comes mostly in verbiage and chemistry. The Jets and Redskins have similar schematic tendencies — both run a healthy amount of zone blocking — which makes things easier for the center.