An offensive coordinator at a major NFL team wants to know why his team’s offense is taking off this season.
Quarterback Tyrod Taylor has thrown for nearly 3,000 yards and 23 touchdowns, and the Browns have averaged nearly 10 points per game during the streak.
Taylor is the first Browns offensive player to be named Offensive Coordinator of the Year, and he is the second offensive coordinator in franchise history to be the Offensive Coordinator.
Offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi was also a head coach.
The Browns offensive success has been built on the shoulders of Taylor and his running game.
In 2015, the Browns ranked ninth in the NFL in rushing with 3,863 yards.
They had the second-most rushing yards per game in the league that year.
The Browns also had the league’s seventh-highest passing efficiency rating in 2015, and Taylor has improved the team’s efficiency on the ground this season with a 7.3 yards per carry average, the highest mark by a Browns offensive lineman since 2012.
A quarterback has the ability to make a game-winning play.
But, this year’s Browns offense has taken advantage of the fact that Taylor is leading them in yards after contact and yards per attempt.
They have the third-most touchdown passes in the AFC North this season and the fourth-most scoring runs (21).
In the fourth quarter, Taylor is able to pull the Browns out of a hole.
He takes the ball to the middle of the field, but he is able a play where he takes off for an 80-yard touchdown.
He then takes off again on the next play, and this time the Browns score a touchdown with less than six minutes left.
Taylor’s success is built on his ability to throw on the run.
Taylor has completed 68 percent of his passes this season for 2,944 yards, the fourth most in the NFC.
He is completing 72 percent of passes on third downs, and his completion percentage of 63.9 percent is the highest rate in the entire NFL.
He has the third most passing yards per pass attempt in the team.
Taylor is also averaging nearly 20 yards per play on the road, which is the third highest mark in the country.
The offense has also become a great run defense.
The Cleveland Browns have been tied for second in the conference in total defense with 5.2 yards per rush, which ranks 10th in the nation.
They are tied for first in the division in yards per run defense with a defensive yardage of 1.6, which leads the league.
The offensive line is also a major factor.
Offensive lineman Kyle Long leads the team in sacks, with six.
Long is also leading the team with three forced fumbles.
Long is one of the best players on the Browns offensive line, but Long is also the player who has to take the lead in games.
The running back has the sixth-highest average yards per rushing attempt of any player in the organization.
Long has had a career year, with more than 1,000 receiving yards and four touchdowns.
He ranks second on the team and fourth in the SEC with 741 receiving yards.
Taylor’s performance this season has been remarkable, and it is the reason the Browns are ranked No. 2 in the AP Poll.
The offensive line has been instrumental in helping Taylor make the playoffs, as well.
Linebacker Tyron Smith is the only Browns player with more sacks than interceptions this season, with nine.
Smith has allowed just one sack in his last four games.
Smith has the second most sacks in the ACC, behind only Miami’s Jelani Jenkins.
He also has 10.5 tackles for loss.
He leads the ACC with eight pass breakups.
Smith also leads the conference with six quarterback hits.
The linebacker is also one of just three players in the NCAA with 100 tackles and four forced fumblings.
Smith’s performance is one reason the offense is so efficient on the season.
Taylor knows that his running backs have the ability and the ability of a superstar to make plays on the ball.