Is there any other guy in the NFL, who works harder at being great, than Cleveland Browns safety Donte Whitner? The guys is working his butt off getting ready for the up-coming NFL season. Whitner is one of the last guys to leave the Browns facility, after OTA’s.

If you see him in the weight room, you would think he is preparing himself for a 15 round championship fight. He is drenched in sweat. On the practice field he is barking out instructions to the other players on the defense, he is going to be the veteran leadership this young Browns team needs.

If you think you are going to play the Browns and catch the ball over the middle, you better be ready to take one of the hardest hits of your life. Whitner isn’t called the Hitner for nothing. He has already deemed the Dawg-Pound end of First Energy Stadium, the no fly zone.

If you violate it, he will make you pay. It’s been a long time since the Cleveland Browns have had a defensive player whose reputation makes other players worry. I have to go all the way back to the Eddie Johnson days.

Whitner is one of those guys. His presence on the field is enough to make receivers worry about where he is. When you put the fear of God, into the opposing teams receivers, it is awful hard to concentration on making the catch.

I for one can’t wait until Donte Whitner opens the 2014 season in a Browns uniform. Especially against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Whitner is one guy who knows what a Browns/ Steelers game means to the city of Cleveland. He grew up here and he knows the rivalry.

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