Monday, September 29, 2014

Ben Tate returns to Cleveland Browns in starting role

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In the latest news, Ben Tate will be returning to his starting running back position after taking a forced leave due to his knee sprain. Tate was signed right away after the Browns lost Trent Richardson but unfortunately for him, he had to go in with an injury. During his absence, undrafted rookie Isaiah Crowell of Alabama State replaced Tate. According to coach Wilbert Montgomery, the team will be working hard to intensify their training curriculum to continue their relatively good performance for the last three games.

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I have heard many fans say that they are a little hesitant about Tate's return, stating that consistency should be taken into consideration for the good of the team. It certainly does not help Tate's case that the Browns seem to be doing well with Crowell.

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However, I think we should give Tate a second chance, considering how beat up he was during the first game. Also, if consistency is the only argument against his return, I think we should establish this early on instead of waiting for a few more games before bringing him back in. It simply does not make any managerial sense to keep Tate's return indeterminately postponed. I remember seeing Montgomery on television, underlining Tate’s million dollar contract and his role in the team. In the segment, Montgomery said that the Browns signed Tate to be the starting role. Regardless of what happened in the first game, Tate was and is the team’s first choice.

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