By Jeff Risdon
Duke Johnson has seen his role change in the Cleveland Browns offense under Todd Haley. With the addition of solid veteran Carlos Hyde and dynamic rookie Nick Chubb, Johnson has seen fewer touches as both a runner and receiver compared to the RB’s prior seasons in Cleveland.
The change has not been easy on Johnson. He admitted to Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com that he turned to Browns QB Tyrod Taylor for some guidance and advice about his frustration with the different, diminished role.
“He told me to just be more positive,’’ Johnson said of his talk with Taylor. still a team captain despite being demoted to backup QB. “Just focus on all the good. It’s not all bad. It’s not all good. You’re going to have some days when you’re not feeling so well. Just find a way to get through it.”
Johnson continued, as quoted by Cabot:
“He’s going through things himself, but you’re still able to lean on him, you’re still able to talk to him. He’s very positive, he’s a very good dude. It’s his beliefs. It’s what he believes in and I got a glimpse of that today just talking to him. Regardless, he’s still our...