Why Kevin Greene Is the Next Big Thing in the NFL’s Offense
Posted by Joe Tessitore at 8:15:20The Cleveland Browns’ offense has been nothing short of the best in football for the last decade, but there’s a chance Greene could be one of the most exciting players to emerge in the league.
In a nutshell, he has everything that Greene needs to be a star: great hands, a high ceiling, an explosive first step and an ability to create a turnover on the fly.
Greene’s versatility makes him a perfect fit for a Browns offense that has been starved of consistent plays from their running backs.
He can also play in the passing game, which is an area of his game that has fallen short of expectations for years.
Greene was one of only five running backs to average at least 10.0 yards per carry last season, and he ran for 1,009 yards and 13 touchdowns.
While Greene isn’t an elite runner, he is a threat to be an effective one, and there’s no question that he’s a very good fit for the Browns offense.
The Browns have the talent to build around Greene, but the roster has to be filled with quality depth.
Greenes emergence could mean that the Browns have a solid starting offensive line, which could be a big step in helping the Browns turn things around.
They currently have the fifth-best run-blocking grade in the entire NFL, and Greene is one of their most dependable backs.
The fact that he has such a strong run-block grade makes him one of those guys who will be able to stay on the field even if he’s not a starter.
It is also a huge loss to Cleveland’s defense, which had arguably the worst unit in the game last season.
It is no secret that the Cleveland Browns were awful last year, and it’s not unreasonable to believe that they could be worse this year.
If Greene can’t contribute, then the Browns should be looking for other ways to replace their star running back.
They should look to acquire another running back in free agency to help in that department.
The Browns could use some help on defense, but their offense is the only one that needs to change.
If the Browns want to be contenders in the AFC North, they need to find a running back who can be a weapon.