The Cleveland Browns utilized both Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt plenty on Sunday. The adjustments they can make on a short week will be tested.
Freddie Kitchens deployed both Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt on Sunday and it paid dividends. The duo of Chubb and Hunt were very productive when on the field together. The Browns new running back duo combined for 195 yards from scrimmage in the 19-16 victory.
The key thing to focus on is the personal usage.
Cleveland has struggled offensively this season and most of the struggles form the usage of 11 personnel. If this change continues for the remainder of the season, the offense should be more productive.
There is a drastic difference between the effectiveness of Nick Chubb with and without Kareem Hunt on the field.
Cleveland has a short week and will face the Pittsburgh Steelers at home on Thursday. It goes without saying that this new strategy will be present on Thursday. The only issue that could come up is that there may be a finite number of plays from these packages. Typically there are issues that arise with new concepts and personnel groupings prior to a short week.
Pittsburgh may be able to prepare for this and make this new personnel grouping less effective. The Steelers are well coached team. Pittsburgh can adjust and bring some new looks on defense in order to stop it. Cleveland will have to take the necessary precautions and put in the proper adjustments offensively if this package does struggle.
Coaching adjustments and decision making have been questionable this season. This is an issue that was discussed on Monday’s podcast.