CINCINNATI OH - AUGUST 15: Bernard Scott #28 of the Cincinnati Bengals runs downfield against Nate Jones #33 of the Denver Broncos during a preseason game at Paul Brown Stadium on August 15 2010 in Cincinnati Ohio. The Bengals won 33-24. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
We'll just call it an enigma.
Earlier this afternoon we posted that Bernard Scott was held out of practice due to soreness on Sunday. As we said in that post and we'll repeat here, it's not unheard of for players to suffer minor injuries like this during the first week of training camp, battling the rust out of their system after the offseason, compounded by the fact the players were locked out which prevented team-run Organized Training Activities (apparently I don't adhere to acronyms). That being said, Scott is expected to miss multiple practices with what Geoff Hobson is describing as a "tight hamstring".
While Hobson cautions that the hamstring isn't serious, he tweets:
Most interesting camp quote of day came from Marvin when he said to blame him for not getting BScott more touches last year
Not taking the blame for the lack of participation during his rookie year, former Bengals offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski (that still sounds like an orgy of heavenly bliss) was quoted last June as saying:
“No question he’s the kind of guy you want to put the ball in his hands,” Bratkowski says. “You can use him in the slot; you can do some different things with him.”
Scott would go on to see fewer touches in 2010, playing three more games than he did his rookie year.
But it's early. So we'll just watch this over and over and over again.