I honestly wouldn't mind if the Bengals entertained the notion of bringing LaDainian Tomlinson to Cincinnati. However, not only do I think it won't happen, I'm not exactly sure if the Bengals are in need for a running back after Cedric Benson, Bernard Scott and Brian Leonard. It's amazing how much can change in over a year. Remember after breaking camp in 2008, the Bengals went with the powerhouse of Chris Perry and Kenny Watson just after releasing Rudi Johnson? Yea, we didn't celebrate the 2008 squad much.
Fast forward about a year and a half. Now the Bengals have Cedric Benson; who had such a good season that only Chris Johnson's 2,000-yard season was the only instance that another NFL running back averaged more yards per game than Benson. Bernard Scott had the team's second-longest gain from scrimmage (a 61-yard run), rushed for over 100 yards in place for an injured Benson (206 yards rushing in a two-game stretch in week 11 and 12) and his 31.5 yard-per-return average on kickoff was, by far, the best average on the team. Oh, and his 96-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against the Steelers was pretty awesome too. Brian Leonard, the team's fourth most productive player in the passing game, caught 30 passes for 217 yards -- 19 of which were third down receptions.
Yea, I think we're fine with running backs right now.