Duke Johnson is the Browns best offensive weapon. One reason the Browns are 0-10 is Johnson is averaging just over nine touches a game. Through 10 games he has 46 carries (240 yards, two touchdowns) and the exact same number of receptions. His 46 catches (414 yards, two touchdowns) are the most on the team, but he should be getting the ball at least 15 times a game. “I would agree, we would like him to be on the field as much as possible in all situations because we believe in him so strongly as a player and as a playmaker,” running game coordinator Kirby Wilson said on Nov. 24. “That’s up to us as coaches, me in particular, to make sure that he’s always involved and always has a role in being on the field at all times or as much as possible.” Johnson was on the field for 27 snaps (49 percent) last week when the Browns scored just one touchdown — by Johnson on a 27-yard pass from DeShone Kizer — in the 19-7 loss to the Jaguars. Wide receiver Ricardo Louis, whose job is to be the 11th person in the huddle, played 33 snaps.
Browns should get Duke Johnson more involved in their offense
The News-Herald | Nov 26