The Browns haven’t given Peyton Hillis a financial apology after splitting up his workload in Cleveland’s last game, but coach Pat Shurmur is doing the next best thing.
He’s promising that Hillis will get the ball more. Don’t be surprised if Hillis catches a few passes against a Raiders defense that has had struggles covering running backs.
“Peyton Hillis is going to get the bulk of the carries, I can tell you that,” Shurmur said Thursday.
This reminds me of my days as a terrible waiter during high school and college. Customers that gave the nice compliments always gave the worst tips. They thought the “verbal tip” replaced actual money.
A bigger workload is nice, but Hillis isn’t going to be satisfied until he gets a new contract. And we’re not sure that’s going to happen for Hillis in Cleveland.