Plenty of teams are interested in Alabama star Trent Richardson's services, but the greatest rusher of them all doesn't understand the appeal.
During a guest spot on "The Scott Van Pelt Show" on ESPN Radio (via ProFootballTalk.com), Jim Brown downplayed Richardson's game and lamented the NFL's move toward a more pass-happy culture.
"I'm not overwhelmed with it," Brown said of the prospect that his former team, the Cleveland Browns, could select Richardson. "The problem is that he's ordinary. I think he's ordinary."
What's ordinary about Richardson? "The size, the speed, his moves," he said.
Brown doesn't see many impact rushers at all in the modern NFL.
"When I watch football today, I see a game of quarterbacks," he said. "Protecting quarterbacks, throwing the ball, short passes, long passes, all kinds of passes."
Brown might come off as a crank, but hey, it's Jim Brown. The man can say what he wants.