In the 2010 offseason a lot of attention has been paid to the Cleveland Browns' passing game.
Who will the quarterback be?
Will Jake Delhomme rebound?
Is Colt McCoy the real deal?
Are the Browns going to acquire a veteran receiver?
Do they need one?
What everybody should be asking is, who will the primary ball carriers be, and what percentage of the offense will the running game account for? The Browns offense will be based primarily on their solid running game.
In 2009 the Cleveland Browns rushed for 2,087 yards for an average of 131 yards per game. That was good for eighth in the league. They passed for 2,076 yards, which was good for dead last in a 32-team league.
During the offseason they added rookie Montario Hardesty and third-year back Peyton Hillis to a stable that will likely include returning big man on campus Jerome Harrison and second-year back James Davis.
All-world fullback Lawrence Vickers returns to sling the sledge and clear the track for the Browns' ground game.
The Browns will also feature two unique sets that feature Seneca Wallace or Joshua Cribbs as the quarterback in either a single or double Wildcat set. Wallace will run the Cyclone formation, which can also feature Cribbs in the backfield, while Cribbs will man the Flash package. These sets will also grind out a fair amount of rushing yardage.
With a little help from the Oracle of Berea, I offer you my predictions for each player's 2010 rushing totals and the subsequent team total in 2010.