Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis is getting some national recognition. On Tuesday Hillis did a great job repping the Cleveland Browns and himself on the Jim Rome show. He is such a humble guy who seems so appreciative of the opportunity he has been given now that he is in Cleveland.
In this interview Hillis talks about Cleveland fans, Colt McCoy, the outside look at the playoffs, how he became a physical back, and even whether or not he likes the nickname “Juggernaut.” He does think the whole Chuck Norris thing is pretty goofy.
The best part of the interview is how Hillis talks about being patient waiting for his opportunity. He waited as he played with some very talented running backs at Arkansas. He waited until Mike Shanahan gave him a shot during his rookie season. He waited out the Josh McDaniels regime change after Shanahan was fired. Finally, he waited out the RB competition with Jerome Harrison and Montario Hardesty to become “the man” now that he is here in Cleveland. It really is a great story so far. And for once, it is our great story as Browns fans.
We all love Peyton Hillis, and his first big interview on the Jim Rome show hasn’t done anything to change that. The Jim Rome show is available locally on ESPN 850 WKNR every weekday from 12 PM to 3:00 PM.