Ben Tate thinks Johnny Manziel attention is ridiculous

June 3, 2014 – 8:56 pm by Ryan Phillips
    Ben Tate

Cleveland Browns running back Ben Tate claimed on Tuesday that rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel is getting far too much attention from the media. Tate also said that if he were Manziel, he would be wary of the all the exposure he’s getting.

Tate signed with the Browns on a two-year, $7 million deal this offseason, and other than Manziel he’s probably the team’s biggest offseason acquisition. He seems like a perfect addition to the team’s running back rotation, especially in new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan’s zone blocking scheme. Despite being a new addition himself, Tate clearly feels perfectly at home speaking his mind.

He had the following to say about Manziel:

“I feel like it. He hasn’t played a down in the NFL yet. So…I don’t know…That’s for y’all to figure out.

“It’s just as a player I know that I would get tired if people were constantly monitoring if I picked my nose, if I spit to the left or right. I mean, it’s annoying. He’s a human being.”

He went on to defend Manziel a bit:

“He’s a great football player so I understand why he gets some of the constant media attention. At the same time I just figure at this stage he’s tired of it and he wants to come in here and do his job and try to win the starting quarterback position.”

Tate likely faced some backlash on Twitter, because he responded:

We doubt this is the last we’ll hear from him on the subject.

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  1. One Response to “Ben Tate thinks Johnny Manziel attention is ridiculous”

  2. Say it like it is Mr Tate..I have yet to see Manziel in actual PRO football game and see how he can take it..As for speaking out in the media, I’m sure and hope you get what seahawks Sherman got for dissing out pays they say to be such a distraction.

    By lolofred on Jun 4, 2014

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