Over the last 2 season's the Bengals running game has been used to eat clock,and not much more than that.
Although the coaching staff has made a commitment a power running game,and the running game has managed to help control the ball.Despite the fact that Benson gets the ball and runs as hard as he can,he rarely makes anyone miss,and cant get to the second level consistently.
Benson is as powerful as any back in the NFL,but yet gets routinely arm tackled,shoestring tackled,and has had Problems hanging on to the ball.I'm not going to go research a bunch of stats to support my truth.Just watch the games,its not like its hard to see.
Benson supporter's continue to blame o-line trouble's for Benson's shortcomings,or they key the run cause we have a rookie QB.Whatever excuse they can come up with! Fantasizing about 2009,every dog has his day,look at the sample size of Benson's career,what you see is what he is.
BUT,BUT,BUT......The o-line,its the gaurds,give me the ball
I would describe Benson,as a furious straight line runner.So furious that he runs directly into the line,like a rocket,with no direction or vision.Has no moves,does he spin? Jump? Juke? Fake? stiffarm? or for that matter just run away from someone? catch?
Benson is a workhorse,and would be a nice backup,Give him MUNOZ MONTOYA type line that had Ickey getting a head of steam before any tackler got close,then he would be a starter.But then again who wouldnt be!!!!
I'm curious how other Bengals fans feel about Cedric,am i right? wrong? Am i missing something ?