LeBron James didn't get it done as Cleveland's savior. Jose Mesa really didn't get it done in 2007. Even Drew Carey can't claim the honor.
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"I want to be the best thing that ever happened to Cleveland," Richardson told Alex Marvez and Jim Miller on Sirius XM NFL radio. "I want to be that type of all-time guy when it comes down to it."
While not fending off comments from Jim Brown this offseason, Richardson learned that he's going to be the focal part of the offense. New Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Brad Childress has made that clear.
"There ain't no sugarcoating. I'm going to get the ball. I'm going to catch the ball. I'm going to block. I'm going to do everything I can and they're going to put me in the best situation. I want to be that guy they don't have to take off the field," Richardson said.
This is the part of the post when we'd normally write some tongue-in-cheek list of the best things that have happened to Cleveland. But we like Cleveland, and our unofficial Browns beat writer is still sleeping somewhere on the West Coast.
Hopefully, we can look back one day and Richardson's words will prove prophetic.