August 18, 2014

Hardesty has big day filling in for Richardson

Montario Hardesty hadn’t seen any action at all this season until Sunday’s win against the Bengals. He also scored his first regular season NFL TD in the win.

Hardesty carried the ball 15 times for 56 yards with a 14-yard long. He also had a catch for nine yards. It’s the third highest rushing yard total of Hardesty’s brief career. He had 95 yards against Seattle and 67 against Miami a year ago.

Hardesty might not have a chance to top his 2012 debut as Trent Richardson seemed confident he’ll play next weekend in Indianapolis.

[Related:Browns “Winn!” Top Bengals 34-24]

  • Lyon25

    He showed he can do some work. Lets run TRich 20 times and MoHard 10.

  • Dee P

    Bingo. Time for our version of the two headed monster. Fresh legs, baby, fresh legs.

  • Hypno_Toad

    Credit where credit is due. He played a big factor in the win. Games like this will only put the ball in his hands more. Good job Montario. Start locking down that #2 RB position.

    And to think, if you asked me before the game if we should just straight cut him I’d have said yes. Now I want to see him do this consistently.

    Now Marecic on the other hand. Cut that freaking guy….

  • http://www.facebook.com/james.workman.969 James Workman

    Why is that most browns fans are an emotional train wreck? How can you go from wanting the guy cut to wanting him to get significant playing time after one mediocre performance against a not so impressive run defense? They are so quick to pass judgement wether it be negative or positive. Oh, and Shumer needs to get canned, horrible game manager. Not to mention his personell evaluations are way off base and I don’t think he makes anyone on this roster better.

  • Gren

    Time for our version of the two headed monster?

    Did everyone forget Ogbannaya is doing solid work for us? How about Brandon Jackson who everyone was clamoring for more playing time?

    But, now we’re going to push for Spins McGee after a decent performance against a mediocre run d? Ogbannaya has came up big in big situations, he needs to keep the backup role.

  • mgbode

    Ogbannaya has (by a complete surprise) been the prototypical 3rd down
    back. He has blocked well, he can catch some passes. He has made
    Brandon Jackson superfluous on this team.

  • Dee P

    I am angry at Marecic as much as the next guy. But….again, if you go back and watch the film, he blocks well….he runs block decently, and pass blocks/chip blocks very well. Just can’t catch. Now, is he the greatest blocker in the world? No way. Can we find someone to block just as well, and catch the ball when called on? Probably. But I’ll bash him for the drops, but the blocking he does is fine.

  • Henry Brown

    Most fans judge players on just one or two plays and not the sum total of what they do in an entire game or over any length of time. Completely unrelated, your comments about Shurmur seem ironic given your initial question.

  • http://www.facebook.com/james.workman.969 James Workman

    Wow, Thank you for breaking down my question instead of attempting to answer it. Why they behave this way was the point of the query. As for the comment on the HC, it was an all together separate topic. Thought that was kinda obvious.. Sorry to have confused you, I’ll try to write slower next time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/james.workman.969 James Workman

    Furthermore, my comments regarding the HC are based on his entire tenure with the browns. Not at all ironic, so put down your biter little pill and stop trolling. Get a clue.