Joe Thomas, the future Hall of Fame left tackle depressed the Browns’ fan base when he questioned his future with the Browns following the team’s dismal 3-13 season.
Since his rookie year in 2007, Thomas has played on just one winning team. No one should blame Thomas for wanting to leave, but none-the-less, his words were a reminder of how depressing the culture’s gotten around Browns’ town.
Well, with Jackson’s hire, Thomas might want to give the Browns another chance.
The NFL is as offensive oriented as ever, and Jackson should help improve a team that treats end zones like nuclear test site.
In Cincinnati, Jackson established a running attack with young backs Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill, and the offensive line posted some stellar numbers. The line helped power the running game to 4.4 yards per carry, Cincinnati’s best figure since 2000.
The line’s pass protection wasn’t too shabby either, as the unit allowed the third fewest sacks (23) in the NFL, in addition to the third least in sack yardage allowed (130).
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