Johnny Manziel, Ben Tate and more – Craig on “Browns Insider”

It’s always nice to be asked to do different radio and web shows. Dan Labbe hosted Browns Insider for the Northeast Ohio Media Group / last night and I called in and chatted with him about day two of Browns training camp. Other guests included Mary Kay Cabot, Tom Reed and Bud Shaw. If you just want to listen to me, forward to the 45 minute mark.
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The Browns have some veteran confidence… Training Camp Notes 7.27.14

Sunday’s camp practice was kind of boring. I’ve been to enough of these now that I think I can get a sense of when the intensity is at a pitch and when it’s not. Maybe Day 1 was something of an energy dump, like a fighter who punches himself out in the first round and day two was a bit more relaxed, but the intensity just wasn’t totally there. It’s early though, so I...
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Browns' RB Tate eager to prove

BEREA, Ohio-- When the pads start popping on Monday, one of the more interesting battles will start to take shape. Ben Tate was signed as an unrestricted free agent this past off-season to be the featured running back. However, the Browns traded up to select Terrance West in the third round of the NFL Draft in May. Tate (5-10, 220) has just nine career starts in his first three...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Football: 3 Cleveland Browns to Draft

Jordan CameronCameron will be the only really consistent player on the Browns offense this season. If Brian Hoyer is the starting quarterback, Cameron’s production will skyrocket. Cameron was Hoyer’s number one target until the quarterback’s season was ended due to injury. Cameron is a one-on-one redone nightmare who has incredible athletic ability and break away speed.Ben...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans 2014: 5 Most Pressing Questions

Last season the Houston Texans are a team that went from first to worst in AFC South Division along with the entire league finishing with a 2-14 record. The only thing the Texans really won last year was the number one overall pick in the 2014 draft where they quickly selected South Carolina Gamecocks star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.At first it looked like 2013 would be another...
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Browns Training Camp: Back To Work

Football is officially back. The Cleveland Browns took to the field on Saturday to kick off training camp 2014. Excitement is at a peak for Browns fans and even for the players on the field. Everyone is excited to get back to football. Browns fans always seem to have that ability to put the prior season in the rear-view mirror and get excited about the incoming football season....
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Team Previews: Cleveland Browns

Key AdditionsRB Ben Tate, WR Andrew Hawkins, WR Miles Austin, WR Nate Burleson, S Donte Whitner, CB Justin Gilbert (draft), QB Johnny Manziel (draft), OT/G Joel Bitonio (draft), ILB Christian Kirksey (draft), RB Terrance West (draft), CB Pierre Desir (draft)Key LossesQB Brandon Weeden, QB Jason Campbell, WR Davone Bess, G Shawn Lauvao, ILB D'Qwell Jackson, S T.J. WardTeam AnalysisHas...
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Browns RB Terrance West moved back to active roster

Rumors were circling that Cleveland Browns rookie running back Terrance West failed his conditioning test and that is what landed him on the non-football injury list. West denied those reports. (Credit: However, none of that matters now, as West has been placed back on the active roster, and he is expected to give Ben Tate a serious run for the starting job. His...
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Cleveland Browns Position Preview: Running Back

The Cleveland Browns are set to begin a 2014 season pegged with excitement and a restored sense of hope surrounding the franchise. The Browns have employed a new sense of toughness and attitude behind head coach Mike Pettine. Will the new changes finally bring winning ways, or will this season fall in line with the continuing disappointment in recent years? There is only one way...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Top Five Most Intriguing Players in Cleveland Browns Training Camp

As we’re on the precipice of Cleveland Browns training camp, I couldn’t be more excited to see who steps up. The Browns have a lot of question marks as any team should coming off a four-win season. The good news is that there are a lot of new faces to address many of the obvious holes we all complained about at the end of last season. Offensive line, cornerback, linebacker and...
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6 Running Back Competitions to Watch in Training Camp

Posted to Fantasy FootballIt’s that time of year when teams are starting to report to training camp and that means one thing to Fantasy Football players… camp battles. Now more than ever in the NFL teams need to have two legit running backs to compete. One being the “featured” back and then one being the “change of pace back” the 2nd RB still can produce for...
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Fantasy Island: Which Browns should you draft and when should you pick them? (part1)

We are about six weeks out from the start of the NFL season and surprisingly I haven’t seen a lot of talk about fantasy football. I know that will change as we get closer to some real action but I want to write a bit in the coming weeks about fantasy stuff and what Browns will bring the biggest impact for your make believe team. The team has lost their number one fantasy player...
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Tate Doesn't Have Browns Job On Lockdown

Vic Carucci of expects rookie running back Terrance West to push Ben Tate for the starting job in training camp.Fantasy Spin:The Browns signed Tate this offseason and drafted West in the third round. Tate backed up Arian Foster the past three years in Houston and had 1,992 yards and 10 touchdowns on 421 carries (4.7 ypc) and is the favorite to win the job. The...
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Cleveland Browns: Can Ben Tate take over the loaded AFC North?

While the AFC North has been a very strong rushing divison, 2013 was a down year as each team failed to produce a 1,000 rusher. Lets take a look at which backs will improve their numbers and help their team compete for a division title in 20141.) Giovanni Bernard (Cincinnati Bengals) 2013 statistics: 170 carries, 695 yards 5 TD’sBernard turned heads in his rookie season, showing...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 training camp: Houston Texans running back situation

The Houston Texans do have multiple questions they need to answer in their running back situation. First off, elite and one of the most dangerous running backs, Arian Foster, is coming off of season-ending back surgery last season that saw him only play seven games. It’s important to know if he’s going to be healthy and 100% by the start of the season. If Foster was hurt, the...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Camp Preview – RB: Browns rookie Terrance West wants to start

The Cleveland Browns’ 2013 stable of running backs was horrendous – old guy Willis McGahee led the team with a measly 377 rushing yards. He was followed by Chris Ogbonnaya with 240 yards. GM Ray Farmer addressed the issue in free agency, signing veteran RB Ben Tate from the Houston Texans. Throughout his career, Tate has battled with one of the league’s top running backs in...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns: Ben Tate recruiting Andre Johnson?

Cleveland was often criticized for not taking a wide receiver in the NFL Draft. Especially since it looks like more and more that their star Josh Gordon will be suspended by the NFL for a year because of violations to the substance abuse policy. Cleveland recently brought in Andrew Hawkins and Miles Austin to shoulder the load. One has to think however they need more if they want...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns’ Josh Gordon arrested for DWI

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon was arrested and charged with driving while impaired on Saturday morning. #Browns WR Josh Gordon Arrested For Driving While Impaired- Book In Wake Co. N.C Detention Center At 4AM — Matt Anderson (@MAndersonWKYC) July 5, 2014 WNCN reported Gordon’s blood-alcohol level was .09, and he admitted to having three...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel parties with Justin Bieber, Floyd Mayweather

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel partied with Justin Bieber, Floyd Mayweather, Tyga and Tyrese last night. Bieber shared two photos on his Shots account. According to TMZ, the Beverly Hills Police Department was called early Tuesday morning by someone complaining about loud music.  The cops were called back to the residence after complaints of young girls were screaming...
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28 days ago  |  1 Comment

Ben Tate’s starting position already in trouble

Ben Tate was brought onto the Cleveland Browns to give the offense the push they need in the running back department. The spot is being challenged by a strong running rookie, which isn’t necessarily bad. Unless you’re Ben Tate’s career. After bringing on Tate, Cleveland drafted Terrance West who is turning heads in OTA’s. Kyle Shanahan hasn’t done anything just yet for...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Browns want to sign Brian Hoyer to extension

The Cleveland Browns want to sign quarterback Brian Hoyer to a contract extension, reports ESPn’s Adam Schefter. Browns are trying to sign QB Brian Hoyer to a contract extension, per sources. Hoyer is headed into last year of his deal. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 30, 2014 Hoyer is headed into the last year of his deal, which is scheduled to pay him $1 million this...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Browns use a committee at Running Back?

The Cleveland Browns have an eye on the running game in 2014. If it wasn’t evident enough just seeing the Browns put high emphasis on the running back position in the draft and free agency, the addition of offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan should have said something. Under Shanahan the Browns will look to form a much different running game. Not the plodding running game that...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Female Friday: Browns’ RB Ben Tate is dating a hottie

For this week’s Female Friday we feature Tasha Malek, who is the girlfriend of Ben Tate. Malek is most well known for being on the Bad Girl’s Club reality show, which in case you weren’t aware, is just a show in which a bunch of girls go to one house and fight ALL OF THE TIME. It just so happens that the two have a kid together as well, and if Tate’s injuries limit what he...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Montana to Johnny Manziel: ‘Don’t forget about football’

NFL legend Joe Montana made an appearance on Wednesday’s edition of NFL Total Access and had some advice for Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel. “I go back to an old saying Bill Walsh told me after we won our first Super Bowl,” Montana said, via “I was going everywhere and trying to do everything. He called me in and said, ‘I want to tell you one...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Brady Quinn doesn’t like how Johnny Manziel conducts himself

Cleveland Browns former 22nd overall pick, Brady Quinn, thinks Johnny Manziel needs to tone it down. “I think my biggest issue with it is when you are drafted in the first round you are the face of the franchise,” Quinn said, via ProFootballTalk.  “I understand he’s trying to have a good time and live his life off the field, but there’s a little kid watching that and now...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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