Crow, congratulations, you made numero uno on my list! . . . And no, this does not mean I’m giving you a raise. Ever since you said you think about your contract every waking moment, I’ve known you would drop the ball. You have proven me right, unfortunately. A big goose egg in the touchdown column with a radically improved line in front of you through six games spells an exit for you sir.
Solutions to the Crow problem:
- Tevin Coleman – The Falcons know that Coleman can walk and become a high-value free agent after next season. They just handsomely paid Devonta Freeman like the elite back he is, showing that they are all in on the former Florida State product. If they want to cash in on Coleman and receive anything in return it’s going to be via trading him this offseason. Much like Paul George let the Pacers know he would walk in free agency after his final year so they could trade him to the Thunder, Coleman could be traded while still in contract. Because they need to get rid of him for some value it is not too farfetched for the Browns to offer a 2nd round draft pick (they have 3 of them) and land a new dynamic weapon in Tevin Coleman.
Even missing 3 games last season, Coleman rushed for 520 yards and 8 scores, and went 421-for-3 through the air. That’s 941 total all-purpose yards and 11 total touchdowns. Adding him to a backfield with Duke Johnson could look like an improved version of the Ameer Adullah/Theo Riddick rush attack.
- Saquon Barkley
The Browns have two first round draft picks and most likely one of those picks could be top two. Any pedestrian college football viewer can tell you that they would be wise, nay, commonsensical to use that pick on this generational player out of Penn State. He’s 5’11” 230 and already has 1,044 all-purpose yards this season with 9 total touchdowns (one of them being a pass). They shouldn’t miss on the next LaDainian Tomlinson.
- Nick Chubb
If the Browns want to take a discount at running back and not use the number one or two pick on Barkley, they could pursue the promising senior out of Georgia in possibly the second — or even third — round. At 5’10 225, he’s got 700 yards on the year with 8 touchdowns already — on a 6.4 YPC average! Last year he racked over 1,200 yards and 9 total touchdowns. I like him a lot.