Cleveland Browns have been in the headlines for the past few months for the wrong reasons, with young quarterback Johnny Manziel creating plenty of those negative headlines following his decision to enter rehab.
Manziel is now out of rehab and ready to compete for the starting job again, but no doubt veteran quarterback Josh McCown will be the starter without much competition from Manziel in 2015.
But one position where the Browns will have plenty of competition during the upcoming season will be the running back position, with both second year tailbacks Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West battling for the number one spot.
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It's a recipe for competition between the two promising backs, but Crowell explained this week that he doesn't see the rivalry with West as something that requires the two of them to try and outdo each other - rather Crowell says that both of them have huge and similar goals in the 2015 season.
"That's the plan," Crowell said, per the team's official website, NFL.com reported. "Both of us want the ball and I think both of us have what it takes to play in the NFL for a long time. I'm happy he's with me. We plan on doing some big things."
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Crowell was impressive at times in his rookie season for the Browns, with the powerful back finding the endzone on eight occasions, while he also enjoyed a decent first yards per carry average of 4.1.
Improving in second year
Not happy with just being an average tailback, Crowell says he knows what he can do to improve his game headed into this season, and he feels he will be a much improved player.
“It was being too anxious. I feel like that will be better for Year 2,” Crowell told the Browns website. “I was trying to get everything down pat and move too quickly. But now, I feel like I can be more patient.
“Now, I feel more confident. It’s not really too much different – it’s just football. I can be relaxed out there and focus on helping my team win.”
Can Crowell and West reach the target of 1,000 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns each next season? Let us know below.
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