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Deciphering Todd Haley’s plan for Browns’ running back rotation The Cleveland Browns have been non-committal in their stance on who the team’s primary running back will be in 2018.From what we have seen so far through two preseason games Youth David Njoku Jersey , and throughout much of training camp, it appears Carlos Hyde will get the first shot at primary ballcarrier duties, with Duke Johnson spelling him in passing situations and as a change-of-pace back. Meanwhile, rookie Nick Chubb has worked exclusively with Baker Mayfield’s second-team offense.All we have heard from the team is that they plan to ride the “hot hand” at running back. Running backs coach Freddie Kitchens sees his apparently stacked backfield as a strength, not an area of concern.“Ultimately, all three of those guys can run our running game,” Kitchens said earlier in the summer. “Duke can do a few more things in the passing game. Ultimately, we feel like that is a position of strength. Coach (Bill) Parcells taught me a long time ago, do not turn a position of strength into a weakness. “You would like to keep it a strength, and we are fortunate that is where we are.”But what does that really mean in terms of figuring out who is going to dominate the team’s rushing attack focus this season?We spoke with Aaron Schatz (check out Football Outsiders to purchase their up-to-date football almanac before the 2018 season kicks off) to try to figure out how Todd Haley might rotate these three talented backs this season.As Schatz immediately pointed out, Haley’s experience in Pittsburgh isn’t very helpful because Le’Veon Bell was fed the ball “non-stop,” and he has, when healthy, pretty much “been the most workhorse-like back in the league.”Duke Johnson figures to be involved significantly into each week’s game plan, so Haley is not likely planning to heavily ride either Hyde or Chubb, even if one gets hurt.To get a better idea of how the rotation will play out, Schatz looked back to Haley’s tenure in Kansas City, beginning in 2010 where he managed snaps between Thomas Jones David Njoku Jerseys Stitched , Jamaal Charles, and then eventually mixed in Dexter McCluster in 2011.This, according to Schatz, was the first and last time Haley has dealt with this kind of triple-threat in his backfield.But in 2010 he still divided the carries pretty evenly, leading to Jones and Charles finishing with 245 carries for 896 yards, and 230 carries for 1,467 yards, respectively. This split continued throughout the season despite Charles averaging over 6 yards per carry and finishing with 7 yards per touch. Jones also ended the season with just 1,018 all-purpose yards to Charles’ 1,935.At the time, Jones was 32 years old while Charles was still a young and promising back at 24 years of age. This tells us that Haley seems to prefer a veteran, at least initially, despite his young back’s success.The Chiefs, by the way, finished first in the AFC West with a 10-6 record after the 2010 season.Things got interesting in 2011 with McCluster’s arrival. That season Charles was injured and Haley proceeded to split rushes evenly, with three different running backs finishing with 110 carries each. Schatz notes McCluster’s presence was the only time in the last decade Haley has had the luxury of having an explosive player in the “receiving back role” who was “so heavily dependent on receiving from the running back position.”There are unique differences between Haley’s management of Kansas City’s rushing game and the current Browns group. Barring injury, this season looks more similar to 2010 than it does 2011 because of Charles’ absence. But based on the tendencies he has shown to this point, it’s likely Hyde is going to get the first crack at primary ballcarrier duties Youth Larry Ogunjobi Jersey , with Johnson sprinkled in the mix in passing situations and taking a chunk of his carries. But this doesn’t mean there isn’t some kind of a role for Chubb.Things may very well shake out similarly to last season in terms of splits between Isaiah Crowell and Johnson, but with Chubb taking some of the presumably increased workload Haley will bring to the position. Browns running backs totaled just 293 rushing attempts last season—206 for Crowell and 82 by Johnson—with all but five coming from the pair. In Pittsburgh last season, the Steelers totaled 390 rushing attempts, with the lion’s share being toted by Bell. Rookie James Conner carried the ball only 32 times despite posting a solid 4.5 yards-per-carry average.So if Hyde is hot, and stays healthy—a big if, as he has missed a lot of time with injuries during his four-year career, and played hurt for much of it—it appears Haley is more inclined to ride with his veteran player over the more inexperienced Chubb, no matter how successful he might be in his limited opportunities.Hyde looked great last week against Buffalo, and he is coming off playing an entire 16-game season for the first time in 2017. If he continues that momentum and stays healthy it looks like he will lead the Browns in carries this season. But remember, Johnson is a playmaker and will get his touches, so don’t bet on Hyde leading the league in rushing attempts, or yards, as he indicated he’s hoping to accomplish earlier in camp. Then factor in some presumably limited carries for Chubb, and we can make a best guess at what the rotation will look like. As things sit today, I expect Hyde to carry the ball around 220 times, Johnson to get about 100, and Chubb to finish with around 70 carries. Von Miller acknowledges he's no draft guru and is far from any kind of expert when it comes to quarterbacks. Well, except for sacking them Larry Ogunjobi Jersey Stitched , of course.But the Denver Broncos star linebacker knew there was something special about Sam Darnold long before the New York Jets made him the No. 3 overall pick."I don't know nothing about drafting a quarterback or anything like that, but I thought he was the No. 1 pick, for sure," Miller said. "I thought he was the best offensive player in the draft."The Jets sure thought so, even if the teams ahead of them took guys on offense ahead of Darnold. Cleveland made quarterback Baker Mayfield the No. 1 overall pick, while the Giants went with running back Saquon Barkley with the next selection.The Jets pounced on Darnold when their turn came up, and Miller can't blame them."Baker Mayfield was the No. 1 pick, and rightfully so," Miller said. "But in my opinion, watching everything, from a pass rusher's point of view, I just felt like (Darnold) was the No. 1 pick in the draft. He wasn't the No. 1 pick, but he's definitely playing like it."Well, not quite. But Miller will get a chance for an up-close evaluation Sunday when the Broncos (2-2) travel to MetLife Stadium to take on Darnold's Jets (1-3).Darnold had a terrific NFL debut with two touchdown throws in New York's win at Detroit, but has struggled a bit in the three games since 鈥?all losses 鈥?along with the rest of the Jets' offense. He has just two TD passes in that span and four interceptions, although he didn't toss one last Sunday at Jacksonville."As a team, I feel like we are really close, and for me personally I feel like I'm just on the edge Youth Howard Wilson Jersey ," Darnold said. "I've just got to continue to find completions, hit my guys deep when they're there. It'll come, it's just a timing thing. It's going to click one of these games, I know it is."This might be a tough week to get things going, though. Especially while facing a defense led by Miller, who has four sacks and two forced fumbles this season.And, Darnold realizes Miller will be looking to add to those totals 鈥?despite all the high praise."It's pretty cool that he said it," Darnold said. "It's definitely very humbling, very flattering, but at the same time, we're going up against him. ... I'm just going to go out there and we're going to handle him the way that we need to and go about our business that way."Here are some other things to know about the matchup between the Broncos and Jets:ON THE CASEBroncos quarterback Case Keenum had three touchdown passes in Denver's 27-24 season-opening win against Seattle.He has none in the three games since.Keenum, who signed a two-year, $36 million deal with Denver in March, is the first Broncos QB since John Elway in 1986 to go three straight games with at least 20 throws and no TDs.SKIDDINGThe Jets are looking to snap a three-game losing streak and avoid their fourth four-game skid under coach Todd Bowles.New York ended last season by losing four in a row, and also dropped that many twice in 2016 鈥?with the team finishing 5-11 both years. Bowles is in his fourth season with the Jets and the heat has been turned up a bit under his seat. New York is 1-7 in its past eight, and 3-12 in the past 15.ON NOTICEThe Broncos are coming off their first loss in 66 home games in which they held a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter, and nobody is spared criticism over Denver's Monday night meltdown in a 27-23 loss to the Chiefs."We need more from our main guys on both sides of the ball," coach Vance Joseph said of the Broncos' cratering in crunch time.And from the coaches."The bottom line is in this league in tough games Howard Wilson Jersey Stitched , we have to be our best as coaches when it matters," Joseph said. "You can call a great game for 3陆 quarters, but for half a quarter when the game is on the line, we have to be our best. That is my job to help our players pull these games out."BUTT OUTKeenum said he was encouraged by the way Jeff Heuerman played Monday night (four catches for 57 yards, both career highs) after Jake Butt blew out his left knee at a special teams practice last week, depriving the Broncos of their top tight end for the rest of the season.Keenum said he thinks Heuerman can be the kind of safety valve he's had at that position at other times in his career, such as last year in Minnesota with Kyle Randolph."Yeah, I think Jeff's a great player. I think he showed it the other night that he's in the right place at the right time, big target and he's hard to tackle," Keenum said. "So, a guy I'm excited to get the ball to more and more."WIPE OUTIf Jets running back Isaiah Crowell gets into the end zone, all eyes will be on how he celebrates.He was penalized and given a stern talking to by Bowles after he celebrated his second TD run of the game by wiping the ball against his rear end and firing it into the stands. Crowell ended up getting fined $13,369 by the NFL for unsportsmanlike conduct."It won't happen again," said Crowell, who didn't score at Jacksonville last Sunday 鈥?but got an endorsement deal from a company that sells a toilet paper alternative for men.AP Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton contributed.

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