Kareem Hunt is Nick Chubb’s backup, not his equal
Kareem Hunt isn’t an elite running back. Stop saying he is because it’s laughable. Nick Chubb is elite. Is Hunt as good as Chubb? No. So he’s not elite. He’s fine as a backup but that’s what he needs to be. He isn’t on Chubb’s level and the difference in talent is night and day. Hunt often gets hit once and ends up flipping like an anime character falling down. This isn’t Hunt’s fault, he is what he is. A guy who could start on a bad team. What fans should be mad at is how Kevin Stefanski is using him, however.
Fans should be boiling with rage over Stefanki’s decision to put the backup in on a crucial, potentially game-ending drive. Why Hunt was on the field with three minutes to go and not Chubb will be a question that fans should demand an answer to until we get one and then after they get one, they should keep demanding a better answer. Because no answer exists that justifies that. You need ten yards, and you sit Chubb? Imagine telling Michael Jordan, “Nah, kid, we’re letting Ron Harper take the last shot.” .The next time this happens, the Browns should seriously consider appointing the offensive coordinator as the play-caller because it’s reckless to constantly think you’re smarter than everyone else.