No league discipline expected for Crowell-- Tue Jul 12 9:00 am --
Browns RB posts disgusting Intragram picture
Browns running back Isaiah Crowell learned a hard lesson after posting a graphic depiction of a police officer being stabbed in the neck by a hooded man in the aftermath of two black men being fatally shot by officers last week. Crowell, the Browns' starting tailback, quickly deleted the post, which went up Wednesday afternoon on his Instagram account. "The image was inappropriate and insensitive,'' NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said in an email response. "He realized this, took down the post and has since apologized.''(Cleveland Plain Dealer)
FF Today's Take:The apology from Crowell seemed crafted by other sources (agent, team) but regardless, it doesn't appear the Browns will release the running back nor will he suffer any league discipline as a result.
Browns to lean on running game in 2016-- Thu May 26 6:00 am --
Hue Jackson is a run-first head coach
"We are going to be a run-oriented football team, everything starts with the run game, our offensive line and our backs. As coach told us, we are going to be a physically dominant, running football team." Jackson's offenses his last two seasons in Cincinnati and during the 2010 and 2011 seasons in Oakland were all in the top ten in rushing attempts per game. Jackson broke into the league as a running backs coach in 2001 with Washington.(Cleveland Plain Dealer)
FF Today's Take:It's a no-brainer for the Browns who have limited and inexperienced talent at quarterback and receiver. Fantasy owners wanting to take a chance on Browns players should focus on TE Gary Barnidge and running backs Isaiah Crowell, Duke Johnson and avoid the receiver position.