Scouts Inc. on Jamal Lewis

December, 10, 2008
12/10/08
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Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

In this week's visit to the film room, we take a look at the struggling Jamal Lewis, who had just seven carries for 7 yards in Sunday's loss to the Tennessee Titans.

Lewis

Here is comprehensive film analysis from Scouts Inc.'s Keith Kidd:

"Nothing is going right in Cleveland that revolves around the offensive side of the ball. Let's face it, no team in the NFL is equipped to handle the adversity of losing both the starting the quarterback (Brady Quinn) and the backup (Derek Anderson) in the same season and expect to survive. On top of that, the offensive line has not been real consistent either this year. Let's take a deeper look at Jamal Lewis. Based on last week's performance, it was obvious that the Titans were going to stack the line-of-scrimmage and force Ken Dorsey to beat them through the air. So the running game wasn't an effective option in this game. With that said, Lewis still has very good size and strength as a runner. He is still light on his feet with good quickness, balance and control for his size. He's best suited as a downhill runner that keeps his legs and knees moving on contact. But he doesn't look to have the lateral slide, quickness and speed to consistently get out on the edges. To me, he is still a good first- and second-down running back in the NFL who is best suited running behind a fullback in the Browns' standard two-back base offense."

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