Montario Hardesty gets praise from Head Coach video Montario Hardesty comes into this Browns training camp in the best shape in his playing career, including high school and college. The Browns head coach had nothing but praise for Hardesty who shined in the Browns first padded practice session. Hardesty ran the football with more conviction than the team has seen since he has been here. People have named Montario as the odd man out with the addition of first round draft pick Trent Richardson. The Browns are loaded this off-season with talented running backs.

Hardesty who has had injuries in the past took the entire off-season to work on getting healthy. Montario traveled the country to work on his training and to find the health professionals that would help the Browns running back to get his body game time ready. Hardesty has busted his butt, he is ready and now he is going to make the team notice the talents he has. In Sunday’s first full padded practice Montario Hardesty poured it on.

Last season Hardesty came into a shortened training camp due to the NFL lock-out at less than 100%. Montario was UN-able to get the proper rehab needed to come off of his injuries because of the lockout, the result was having a Montario Hardesty that wasn’t ready for prime time playing at far less than 100%. Due to the lack of rehab and no access to team trainers or medical staff Hardesty fell victim to further injuries.

This is going to be Montario Hardesty’s season. If the Cleveland Browns give Hardesty the chance to prove himself, he will show the NFL that he is back, and this time he is back healthy. Don’t take our word for it, watch the video below and then be sure to leave your comments below and let us know what you think of Hardesty.

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Readers Comments (6)

  1. Bobby D

    LG great write up. Hopefully this guy shows that he can be a decent back and maybe we can trade him for a decent receiver.

    It is about time the Browns got the ship going in the right direction. The team really seems to have soon to be great young talent. If this years draft is as good as I believe it is then we will be a force for years to come.

    Watching practice on Sunday I saw Gordon and Richardson make some great plays. Weeden well, lets just say he was better than Colt but not Manningish.

    • LG

      Thanks Bobby D, I’ve been trying to work harder at it because of you!!!

  2. Mark Nichols

    Hey LG, Nick here been really enjoying the amount of time and effort you’ve been putting into your reporting. It really shows, not just the same old recycling of old news. thank you. your my favorite football guy, and I’m hoping you’ll still be writing or reporting on the browns for yrs to come. I’m sure your already on it, but we need to know all we can about our new owner, and what his immediate and long term plans are. Thanx for listening great job on Hardesty also! Nick

    • LG

      Thanks for the kind words….I’ll have an article about Haslam out soon…Digging as we type this reply…I personally think it is going to be a great move to get a owner who is extremely passionate about Football in Cleveland…..

  3. DawgPile

    I’m going to have to book mark this site. LG, Kenyon, good job. Montario, get out there and make us proud!

    GO BROWNS!!!

  4. Gill

    Growing up in Kent Ohio and having been a Browns season ticket holder, and then moving to New Bern NC where my oldest son attended New Bern High School with Montario and watching him run on Friday nights as a high school running back gives me a unique perspective on Montario. We followed Montario’s career from high school to Tennessee becoming Volunteer fans (second to Buckeyes of course) I strongly believe that a Hardesty is a big asset to the Browns. Running backs average a four year career in the NFL because of the beating they take. Hardesty would make a great number two back to Richardson. If you look at Montario’s history with Tennessee he had a slow start there too. But came into his own the last two years. Wouldn’t it be typical if the Browns traded Montario and he became a star for another team and Richardson went down with an injury.


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