The Cleveland Browns were the ones who were able to dominate the ground in the second half when they were closely beaten by the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Ben Tate was not the cause of this, as the player ended up leaving the game due to an injury on his knee. If the Browns are to be successful on the ground, the player will reportedly not be involved.
The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said that Tate won’t be able to play for “a few weeks” due to the knee injury that he suffered, but many fans were very relieved when he said that “at this point, no surgery [is] required.”
Rapoport was able to say something about the timeline for the player’s return to action – he said that he could hit the field in two to four weeks from now, depending on how the player heals from the injury.
On Sunday, many fans saw that Tate did a very good job on the field and proved to be Cleveland’s second-top rusher in the game, as on only six carries he was able to run for 41 yards.
Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West properly filled in the void left by Tate when the player went down. On 16 carries, West amassed 100 yards, and on five carries Crowell was able to run for 32 yards, and also scored a couple of TD’s.
And many pay per head agents believe that this could be clear proof that a team should avoid going out in free agency and paying for a player like Tate, as in the draft it is very possible to find talented running backs and pay much less for their services.
Those players should have no problems at all when they face the New Orleans Saints- a team that was seriously struggling with their defensive game on Week 1 when they took on the Atlanta Falcons. And many fans believe that they should, as not bringing ammunition against the famous Drew Brees and friends could put them in a very tough place.