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Browns RB Carlos Hyde wants to lead the league in rushing…. Can HE?

Carlos Hyde has played in 50 games in four years and turned 655 carries into 2,729 yards and 21 touchdowns with 133 first downs, 15 20-yard rushes and three 40-yard bursts. While 1000 yards in one season is not that hard to do, Hyde would not be happy with just a 1000 yards in Cleveland.

“I’d like to raise the bar a little higher than just 1,000,” Hyde said. “I want to aim for the top rusher in the NFL, not just 1,000.

“You can get 1,000 yards easy, just play every game. I think more than that, try to raise the bar higher and try to be the leading rusher in the NFL, so that’s my standard with it. But I guess it’s good to get 1,000 yards. It’ll be good for me. I’ve actually got a little bonus in there.”

Hyde even said he feels he can be on the same level as Zeke Elliott and Todd Gurley.

“If you look at those guys, those guys make a lot of explosive plays for their teams, so that carries on to more yards,” Hyde said.

“If you’re making explosive plays, that’s just more run plays being called. If you’re not down a lot of points, there’s more run plays being called. You just try to maximize the opportunities of the run plays being called, and then, that leads to more yards.”

I want to know what you think? Will Hyde go over 1k for the Browns?

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