View Full Version : PFF highlights Duke Johnson as a “secret superstar”

21.11.2018, 03:12
Pro Football Focus has named Cleveland Browns running back Duke Johnson one of its “secret superstars on offense” for the 2018 season.Johnson Cleveland Browns T-Shirt (http://www.thebrownsfootballauthentic.com/t-shirts-authentic) , who is entering his fourth season with the Browns, was singled out for his production in the passing game:Johnson may be a “secret” to the rest of the NFL, but Browns fans are familiar with his work. Despite not receiving much work in the running game, Johnson has averaged a respectable 4.2 yards per carry and is also the possessor of one of the game’s best stiff arms. It is in the passing game, as PFF points out, where Johnson makes his mark.He set a franchise record for receptions by a running back with 74 in 2017, breaking Greg Pruitt’s 36-year old mark of 65 receptions. Johnson is also reliable Cleveland Browns Hats (http://www.thebrownsfootballauthentic.com/hats-authentic) , as he has caught 78 percent of the passes thrown his way in the NFL and has never missed a game.Johnson has not seen much action so far in the preseason - no receptions and just five rushes for 30 yards - but with the Browns playing their third preseason game tonight, considered the “most important” one of the preseason, the team may be ready to showcase more of their secret superstar against the Philadelphia Eagles. Cleveland Browns:“Baker Mayfield hasn’t lost confidence in Cleveland Browns teammates despite drops in Oakland” (WKYC) - “Mayfield accepted responsibility for the missed opportunities and is doing what he can to help turn those drops into completions.”“Damarious Randall playing through pain and feeling like ‘we’re supposed to be 4-0’” (ABJ) - “Although he’s been playing well while dealing with a badly bruised heel suffered Sept. 16 in a 21-18 loss to the New Orleans Saints, the injury has made a difference.”“Tyrod Taylor: There’s nothing to be angry about” (PFT) - “Tyrod Taylor‘s run as the Browns starting quarterback came to an end in Week Three when he left the team’s game against the Jets to be evaluated for a head injury.”“Carlos Hyde remains Browns ‘workhorse’ but expect more carries for Nick Chubb” (Browns.com) - “Browns offensive coordinator Todd Haley said he’ll give the youngster more opportunities as the team’s offense continues coming into form.”“Jabrill Peppers clarifies comment about ‘wishy-washy Browns fans” (ESPN) - “Peppers spoke in the context of the Browns struggling to win. They started 1-2-1, lost a game in Oakland when they scored 42 points and are 2-33-1 since the 2016 season.”NFL:“Injuries: Packers’ top three receivers remain sidelined” (NFL.com) - “Davante Adams is working with the rehab group on Thursday, coach Mike McCarthy said. The No. 1 receiver left Wednesday’s practice with a calf injury.”“Six Reasons for the NFL’s Early Offensive Explosion” (MMQB) - “When Jared Goff’s plant foot hit grass at the bottom of his drop with 1:30 left in the first half last Thursday, there were eight Viking defenders within 10 yards of the line of scrimmage.”“Richard Sherman: Rule tweaks helping average QBs put up HOF numbers” (ESPN) - “our weeks into the season Cleveland Browns Womens Hoodie (http://www.thebrownsfootballauthentic.com/hoodie-authentic) , NFL teams are on a record-setting pace in a number of major offensive categories, including points scored, touchdowns, passing yards...”“Steelers O-line welcomes Le’Veon Bell but knows there are bigger issues to address before he returns” (CBS) - “We wouldn’t say it’s all love among the Steelers offensive linemen now that it appears Le’Veon Bell will rejoin the team before Week 8...”