Will Ben Tate get starting job back?
Ben Tate is scheduled to return to the Cleveland Browns for their week five game against the Tennessee Titans. After respectable performances by Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell one has to wonder though will Tate get his starting job back? Head coach Mike Pettine was asked that very question and was noncommittal.
#Browns HC Mike Pettine said rookies have "made it tougher" to reinsert RB Ben Tate (knee) into starting role but team eager to get Ben back
— Nate Ulrich (@NateUlrichABJ) September 22, 2014
West and Crowell have formed a decent duo, not good but decent. The two have combined to run for over a hundred yards per game in his absence. Neither has done enough to warrant being named a full-time starter but have showed potential, especially West.
Personally, I think Tate will get his job back despite their success but with a short leash. If he struggles or West shows more promise that job could disappear very quickly.