Frye's competitiveness key to success

Second-year QB Charlie Frye might not have the most impressive physical skills. But he is a gamer and the Browns are confident he can get it done.

Updated: August 22, 2006, 9:44 AM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

BEREA, Ohio -- Goaded into participating in the long-drive competition at a charity golf tournament in the spring of 2005, Charlie Frye decided to muscle up for any of the good-natured hecklers who had questioned his strength. Paid to endorse Nike products, the then-rookie quarterback grabbed the company's new Ignite driver from his bag, ripped a monumental shot of nearly 340 yards, and took home the trophy.

"Yeah, I can hit 'em long," Frye said with a laugh after Wednesday afternoon's training ...

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