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Taking a Browns achievement with a mountain of salt

By Pat McManamon

Here’s the good news/bad news item of the day for the Browns.

The team’s media relations department proudly released the information that the Browns are only the second team in the Super Bowl era (post 1966) to have a rookie lead the team in passing, rushing and receiving.

Brandon Weeden threw for 3.385 yards.

Trent Richardson ran for 950.

Josh Gordon caught passes for 805.

Only the 1968 Buffalo Bills matched that accomplishment.

Of course the Bills that season were led by three immortals: Dan Darragh at quarterback, Max Anderson at running back and Haven Moses at receiver.

The Bills won one game and finished 1-12-1 that season.

The next season they added O.J. Simpson.

It’s nice that the Browns rookie did what they did, but it’s also worth noting that in a 16-game season the Browns had neither a 1,000-yard rusher or receiver.

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