The role of both backs fluctuated during the season, especially after the team released Ben Tate. Crowell ran for 607 yards and a team-high eight touchdowns, averaging 4.1 yards per carry, while West rushed for 673 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 3.9 yards per carry in 2014.
Crowell ran for 607 yards and eight touchdowns, averaging 4.1 yards per carry, while West rushed for 673 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 3.9 ypc. Crowell lost two fumbles, West one. Neither rookie made a big impact in the passing game, though West had a receiving score.
"West was wildly inconsistent and never seemed happy about being yanked in and out of the lineup as the Browns decided to go with the guy who had the best week of practice as opposed to deciding on one guy," the report said. "West never seemed to master the playbook, as whoever was playing quarterback often had to tell him where to line up and where the play was going. Crowell showed great talent but as an undrafted player his learning curve was high."
The website says it would make sense for Cleveland to sign a veteran back to add to the mix.
According to the Browns' website, West is hitting the weight room hard and plans to report to camp at 215 pounds after finishing the season at 228. West aims to be "quicker and more nimble when hitting holes and juking defensive backs in the open field," the website said.
West has been boxing and doing a lot of cardio to get ready for next season.
"I’m out here working, baby,” West said in a video he posted. “I’m never trying to get off the field, man. This year is my year.”
West added two receptions for 12 yards.
The Baltimore native's role has fluctuated his rookie season, after splitting snaps with
Mike Pettine has explained that
He stated that both rookies had issues in practice and off the field, per the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram.
West has lost his job as the featured back while Gilbert, the team's No. 8 overall draft pick, has been bypassed by undrafted rookies such as K'Waun Williams and Pierre Desir while being accused of a poor work ethic.
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