Nick Chubb should get more carries

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Nick Chubb should get more carries after his performance Sunday. In fact, the rookie running back’s 105 yards and two touchdowns on three carries begs the question why he didn’t get more touches in the loss to the Raiders.

Chubb’s three carries were his only three offensive snaps of the game. Starter Carlos Hyde played 50 snaps, rushing for 82 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries, and Duke Johnson played 29 snaps, gaining 56 yards on six touches.

It took an injury for the Browns to give Baker Mayfield his chance to play. The Browns have seen enough of Chubb to give him more playing time. Both rookies have much to learn, obviously, but their ability to make big plays can’t be discounted.

The Browns are expected to give Chubb more snaps and more touches Sunday against Baltimore.

Unbelievable,” Browns coach Hue Jackson said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “He has to get some [more touches]. Hyde is playing well, but this guy is scoring touchdowns from long ways away. I was impressed. I watched those two touchdowns on tape, and they were even better than they were on the field. He ran away from some people on the first one and ran away from some people on the second one. It just looked natural and easy. He was gone. They could not touch him.

“He made a guy miss, broke a tackle. It was impressive. We have good backs. We know that. Sometimes it is going to be hit and miss where some other guy is making it happen, and then the other guy goes in and does it.”

21 responses to “Nick Chubb should get more carries

  1. “tspringer1 says:
    October 2, 2018 at 5:45 pm
    What? Did he not watch any of Chubb’s tape from GA? Are the Browns just now figuring out that this guy is a stud?”

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    He hadn’t shown all that much as a Brown and his blocking has been horrendous.

    But I digress, Hue is dumb and Chubb needs more carries!

  2. Hyde is a borderline starter at best. Having watched him with the 49ers, there’s nothing impressive about him. Pretty much the definition of mediocrity. The fact that he’s getting 20+ carries a game while Chubb, who has far more potential, only gets 3 offensive snaps is completely mystifying.

  3. The sad part about this is the Bucs could have traded up for him but instead took a guy who can’t pass block, can’t catch, and can’t figure out a pro playbook.

    Other than that, Ronald Jones has been spectacular in the press box.

  4. It took him to watch tape, before he put his 35 yards per carry to get 1 inch to seal the game up for a win? This is why he is the worst losing coach in the NFL history. Hey, Whatever it takes to get that 1st draft pick, GO BROWNS! Hue’s gonna Hue

  5. Give the guy time! WTF is the urgent urgency! I’d much rather see them bring him along slowly..rather than see him get hurt from being too exhausted. Considering that a rb shelf – life isn’t exactly like a field goal kicker.

  6. Elite talant? Maybe.
    Wiffed on a block that got a kick block last week? Definitely.
    Blocking is a requisite of an NFL running back.
    Until his game is rounded into shape he will receive fewer carries.
    Anything else is a bad example.

  7. I like Chubb, but Hyde is far above mediocrity. We always want the new toy and react on the last big run. Hyde is solid with more subtle skills. Didn’t he have almost 1300 yds from scrimmage last year? No way I’d put Chubb above him so soon, if at all this year. Not sure why Hyde is so underrated. He’s big, has downhill speed and quickness and powerful when needed

  8. It only took him to do something that had never been done in the NFL for him to get more carries. It only took an injury to get Baker in the game when he is light years better than Tyrod. THESE are the reasons Hue’s record is what it is. He’s an abomination as a head coach. And you can say Chubb’s blocking kept him out, well that’s bad coaching too. Everyone knows Hue is terrible at the details and nuance of the game. I thought Chubb was the best RB in the entire draft, I still do.

  9. Hue is the head coach doesn’t he have a say as to the number of carries during a game Chubb gets?

  10. Chubb does have problems pass blocking. I love Hyde and Johnson as well. As long as Chubb doesn’t get Baker killed more carries won’t hurt.

  11. What? Did he not watch any of Chubb’s tape from GA? Are the Browns just now figuring out that this guy is a stud?”

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    He hadn’t shown all that much as a Brown and his blocking has been horrendous.

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    If the play call is a hand off, his blocking skill becomes a moot point. No need to be a Hue apologist. He doesn’t know the talent of his own players. Let me help you out Hue, if you’re reading this. Terrence Mitchell is your best DB on the field and you better go find another starting level DB or the Losses are going to start to accumulate.

  12. If the play call is a hand off, his blocking skill becomes a moot point.
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    Um….you do realize that basically means that the defense will know it’s a run when Chubb is in the game…..right?

  13. So what you’re saying is the Browns RBs ran for 243 yards against the Raiders? That either says a lot about the Browns running game, or a lot about the Raiders defense.

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