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For Better Or Worse, Trent Richardson Sets Browns Rookie Rushing Touchdowns Record


Just when you thought the Cleveland Browns’ season couldn’t get any worse, their decent rookie running back Trent Richardson sets a new record for rushing touchdowns by a rookie with his tenth of the season, erasing Cleveland legend Jim Brown from the record books.

Of course, Richardson setting the record is technically a good thing. The back is having a modest rookie campaign with 869 rushing yards on 3.5 yards per carry with his now-record ten rushing touchdowns. Maybe there’s actually some light at the end of the tunnel for the franchise that hasn’t finished a season above .500 since 2007 and has only had three winning seasons since 1990.

At the same time, though, Cleveland should want as many references to Jim Brown in their team record book as possible. As arguably the best running back of all time, just the memory of Jim Brown is about all the Browns have right now. Not that Trent Richardson doesn’t have the potential to be a great back, but the Browns need him taking Jim Brown’s spot in the record books about as much as the Dallas Cowboys need anyone from the current roster kicking the likes of Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith, Michael Irvin, Roger Staubach, Drew Pearson, Tony Dorsett, etc. out of their record books. Shudder the thought.

Anyway, for better or worse, here is Trent Richardson’s big touchdown. You go, Trent!

GIF: Trent Richardson drags an entire team on his back into t... on Twitpic

GIF via @BuzzFeedSports

[SB Nation]



  • Rick

    Who does this guy think he is. Scoring touchdowns? Cleveland should be ashamed.

  • Jimmy

    whoever wrote this is a damn idiot. do you know anything about football? calling trent decent .. ha. defenses stack the box when there is a rookie qb with no real pass threat. hence the low average. browns are improving. dont be so ignorant and learn the game.

  • Tyler

    The line “just when you thought the Cleveland Browns season couldn’t get any worse” makes zero sense. It would be a lot worse if they were winless and now because they have potential in the rb spot they’re worse? Dw, they’ll make a cure for the downs soon enough.

  • BK96

    Why are you intentionally making this such a dire accomplishment? Trent has been the workhorse for that offense all year and he deserves the recognition. Don’t be a jackass man…

  • crimsont

    Jim Brown is history!

  • crimsont

    Could your article reek of jealousy? Calling Trent a decent RB is like calling Jim Brown @hit.


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