The Cleveland Browns have a stable of young, talented backs but their position coach is still unhappy.
"How can you play and not want to be a starter?" Montgomery said, via Cleveland.com. "It just bothers me that guys don't want to be the lead bell-cow guy. I always talk to them about what this game gives you as a young person, what it does for them in life and to their families. So if you want to be a backup then be a backup, but I mean you're gonna get replaced. At some point you've got to be a starter if you want to hang around."
"Why can't West take the big step? Why can't (Glenn) Winston take the big step? Again, it's like why can't a young guy like Duke come in and take that step?" Montgomery said. "Somebody has to say, 'You know what, hey, this is my team. I want the lead role. I want to be the guy."
While this is probably a motivational tool by Montgomery, the prospect of Cleveland having a bad running game is terrifying. The Browns are looking to build a team that shines up front on both sides of the ball, but without a talented back, a great offensive line is useless.