clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Jim Brown On Trent Richardson: 'I Don't See Anything Outstanding'

In a Thursday article from ESPNCleveland.com, famed Cleveland Browns running back Jim Brown elaborated on why he isn't wowed by Browns rookie running back Trent Richardson.

Last month Brown called Richardson "ordinary." There appeared to be no malice in the comments, just a yawn at the player the Browns so openly coveted.

Brown discussed the issue further with ESPNCleveland:

"When you think of greatness and the great backs, they all had some individual traits that you can identify - quickness, balance, power, speed," Brown said. "I think the kid is a good working back, and if you've got everything else around him he can play his role. But when it comes to outstanding, I don't see anything outstanding about him. It's not said in a cruel manner. He's very efficient, and that's what you want."...

Brown also had a few words to say about the organization:

"What have I said about the Browns other than the fact that Richardson is an ordinary back? There's so much I could say. So you tell all those people that want to look at me, look at what you've got. You're sitting on a mess. You've got a guy that doesn't give interviews except in other cities. I ask all the people in Cleveland, do you get the impression that Mr. Holmgren wants to be there? If you do, then tell me."

The Browns traded three late-round picks to snag Richardson, who was also apparently on the wish list of a few other teams.

For more on the Cleveland Browns, go to Dawgs By Nature. You can also get all of your professional football news over at SB Nation's NFL hub.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.