In a one-on-one passing drill going against linebackers, Browns RB Terrance West put on a clinic, so much so, that coach Mike Pettine wondered for a second whether if that was actually his running back.
“I was a little shocked with Terrance today,” HC Mike Pettine said, pleasantly surprised. “I had to double check my roster card to make sure I was looking at the right number. He did some nice things in the one-on-one period. That’s always a bonus when you have a running back that’s not just one-dimensional.”
While Pettine liked what he saw in West, he also reiterated that fellow running back Ben Tate is much more of an advanced pass blocker than the rookie.
West is battling with Tate for carries. Tate has the inside track to the starting job, but given his injury history, it would not be surprising if West got one or more starts in 2014. It sounds like the rookie has some receiving chops. If he can get his pass protection buttoned up, he could see a big role in the Browns' offense.