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    http://medinagazette.northcoastnow.c...ave-cleveland/

    Benji is talking like there are contract talks in the works...and expects something to get done sooner than later. That is good news when this guy is in the midst of a breakout year...and a possible Pro-Bowl appearance....and yes, all that with Josh McCown (a career backup) as his QB.

    In fact, Benjamin said it is possible that he will sign a new contract with Cleveland in the near future.

    Travis Benjamin

    “It’s only Week 7, so we’re kind of in the middle of things, but hopefully in a couple of weeks, something gets brought up,” Benjamin said Wednesday.

    “I love them and they love me. Me and the Browns have a great relationship. I love it here, my wife loves it here. I love the people and being part of the community. This is where we want to be.”
    I also love the work and dedication this guy demonstrates....

    “Each and every year, I get better because I want to be the best,” the 5-foot-10 speedster said. “One offseason, I worked on improving my catching. The next year, I worked on my route-running. With the mindset and the work ethic that I have, I believe I’m going to keep improving.”
    ...and his pride

    Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib learned that lesson Sunday, when he intercepted Josh McCown and ran it back 63 yards for a touchdown in Denver’s 26-23 overtime win.

    Benjamin nearly caught up to Talib while he was showboating on his way to the end zone, forcing him to sprint to complete the pick-six.

    “If you catch an interception on me, there won’t be no freestyling,” he said. “I would’ve got him if I had 10-15 more yards.”

    Benjamin got the better of Talib for most of the afternoon, setting career highs with nine catches and 117 yards. He also added to his highlight reel with a leaping catch on a jump ball, which has become his trademark, despite his slight stature.

    I’m always gonna get it,” he said confidently. “As a receiver, if the ball comes around eye level, it’s bad for me. I want it high because I always try to go up and get it each and every time.”
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    I love this kid... And AO should kiss My ass,, this kid has done nothing but has been a great soldier for this team..
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    He sure is fun to watch.

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    Benjamin showed a lot of playmaking skill out of NCAA, that's why I was excited to draft him. Even though he's small, he's so damn fast AND quick, he has the ability to make people miss. He's really excelled, or ... hit his stride, as a WR this year. He's a hell of a lot of fun to watch. I think he's earned it. Showing more promise than Hawkins, who everyone seemed to expect to be the one to thrive this year.
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    Love kids like him. It's clear as day that he wants to be a Brown and it's not about the money. When contract time comes, don't be shocked to find out he turned down a bigger deal elsewhere to stay in Cleveland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brownsdownunder View Post
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    Love kids like him. It's clear as day that he wants to be a Brown and it's not about the money. When contract time comes, don't be shocked to find out he turned down a bigger deal elsewhere to stay in Cleveland.
    Yes, comparisons to Steve Smith and D Jackson are certainly relevant right now. I hope that he can eventually bulk up like Steve Smith as he develops, He needs to work on becoming more durable with the rest of the work he is putting in.
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    Travis Benjamin had a tough time coming off the knee injury last year. He's proving to be more than just a punt returner this year. I Love A Come-back story. He appears to be a great kid on and off the field. I would love for him to be a Brown for life. Sign the Man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MalcolmBrown View Post
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    Yes, comparisons to Steve Smith and D Jackson are certainly relevant right now. I hope that he can eventually bulk up like Steve Smith as he develops, He needs to work on becoming more durable with the rest of the work he is putting in.
    I don't see him bulking up like Smith. He's still not that physical. That, however, is a good thing. He's still just using his speed to get around guys, but the precision of his routes has dramatically improved, so he's put a chain on the beast and refined it.

    I agree that his durability is a concern, but he's doing a remarkable job of managing it. He looks to get out of bounds on his returns, he's taking smart angles with the ball in his hands and he's 'easing' into contact if he knows he's going to get hit.

    What I'd most like to see him work on is contested catching. His size is a big negative, but he's shown a proclivity for it using his athleticism to get up there, and he's got a nice sneaky wingspan. If he could translate that to red-zone situations, it'd be a big help. Right now, we just won't go there, and it makes life hard given teams aren't as worried about the outside as the inside. With that said, though, he's not that much smaller than the corners that cover him - so winning 50-50 balls would be a massive feather in his cap. I'd put him through a lot of hand fighting and footwork drills, helping him understand his leverage and generally working on coming down with it.

    Another thing, and I really feel like I'm being a nitpick here, is he's prone to coming back too shallow when he's sitting in a zone. Working your way back to the football is a good thing, but sometimes he'll come back too far rather than moving up and letting the ball come to him. We saw this on a 3rd and long pass last week, in which he came up a good 10 yards and it put him too far from the down line to make a play that would result in a first down. That's something little though that he'll learn with experience.

    With that said, however, that's all minor and ascension. We're not talking about developing him to function anymore, we're talking about his weaknesses being simply focusing on how to make him a more complete player.

    The best thing for him right now would be the return of Gordon and a legit tight end. He's currently limited by being our only true playmaker so teams are finding it easier to key in on him. If he goes to being our second best WR (Nothing against Travis, but Gordon is the freak) then he's going to be an absolute fucking nightmare.

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    He would be probowler every year with johnny tossing bombs.

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    The only bombs I foresee JM tossing him are jagger bombs or Irish car bombs

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    Benji has done everything he could to get better and he has. He literally plays like a Brown, practices like a Brown, rehabs like a Brown and in every way works his ass off. He should get paid like a Brown. If they let this guy go I'll have serious doubts this current regime from top to bottom is practicing what they preach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brownsdownunder View Post
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    and a legit tight end
    Barnidge just might be emerging as "legit" BDU. We'll see where he is by the end of the year, but so far he hasn't been lacking athletically and his ability to focus on the football is already NFL top flight.

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    yup

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greythan View Post
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    Barnidge just might be emerging as "legit" BDU. We'll see where he is by the end of the year, but so far he hasn't been lacking athletically and his ability to focus on the football is already NFL top flight.
    I don't disagree, and it's nothing against him, it's just a little too soon. Four years of nothing, follow by this, is a little concerning (in a good way). He's also 30, and off contract, so one wonders what kind of contract he'll be getting if we do give him one.

    If he keeps playing like he is, obviously I'd love to see him resigned.

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    Keep the Rabbit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brownsdownunder View Post
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    I don't disagree, and it's nothing against him, it's just a little too soon. Four years of nothing, follow by this, is a little concerning (in a good way). He's also 30, and off contract, so one wonders what kind of contract he'll be getting if we do give him one.

    If he keeps playing like he is, obviously I'd love to see him resigned.
    This is really the first year he's been getting consistent starting playing time too though. Shep called this when we signed Barnidge, I can give credit where it's due.

    The age critique is legitimate, but many TE's play good football well in to their 30's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enigmatic Evil View Post
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    This is really the first year he's been getting consistent starting playing time too though. Shep called this when we signed Barnidge, I can give credit where it's due.

    The age critique is legitimate, but many TE's play good football well in to their 30's.

    Ala Heath Miller
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    Hes playing like top 10 wr.

    But, how do you pay him..... Bc I was up for cutting him before season started. He hasnt done anything before this year. He will be probably 3rd best wr next year.

    Gordon and draft pick then benji

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    Hes playing like top 10 wr.

    But, how do you pay him..... Bc I was up for cutting him before season started. He hasnt done anything before this year. He will be probably 3rd best wr next year.

    Gordon and draft pick then benji
    It's hard to do much when your hurt, ding - dong.
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    knowing how were about to trade/cut joe thomas. I say nobodys safe on the browns team for their career as it seems right now

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    Quote Originally Posted by DawgFan View Post
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    http://medinagazette.northcoastnow.c...ave-cleveland/

    Benji is talking like there are contract talks in the works...and expects something to get done sooner than later. That is good news when this guy is in the midst of a breakout year...and a possible Pro-Bowl appearance....and yes, all that with Josh McCown (a career backup) as his QB.

    In fact, Benjamin said it is possible that he will sign a new contract with Cleveland in the near future.



    I also love the work and dedication this guy demonstrates....



    ...and his pride
    Much improved and the Browns only legit receiver. But people are fooling themselves if they think he is a #1 receiver. He's more a #2 or #3 receiver type.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DawgsDefense View Post
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    Hes playing like top 10 wr.

    But, how do you pay him..... Bc I was up for cutting him before season started. He hasnt done anything before this year. He will be probably 3rd best wr next year.

    Gordon and draft pick then benji
    He's gone, what, 6 straight games without a TD?

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    so basically a slot receiver?

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    Hard to tell. He doesn't fit the prototype of a number one for sure due to his limited size. That said, guys like Desean Jackson were functioning number one's because they had brethren receivers who could also draw attention. He's never going to be an "uncoverable" guy like Gordon was during his big year.

    Certainly, he's a piece of the puzzle no matter how we slice it. That's been a silver lining to this season so far along with Barnidge.

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