Cedric Benson not the same running ba...

Cedric Benson not the same running back he was with Bears

There are 102 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Dec 25, 2008, titled Cedric Benson not the same running back he was with Bears. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

You wouldn't know No. 32 on the Cincinnati Bengals . Yes, he looks familiar, but he is not the same player who wore No.

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Rocket Man

Columbia, MO

#1 Dec 26, 2008
Amazing what people can do when they are sober. I think there is lack of control in the Bears organiztion. Something needs to change.
Anthony

United States

#2 Dec 26, 2008
It won't be long until he gets arrested again and kicked off the Bengals too.
Who cares

United States

#3 Dec 26, 2008
write about the Bears you imbecile
Josh

Des Moines, IA

#4 Dec 26, 2008
"i wasn't intoxicated in those situations" said Ced Benson. What? He hasn't learned a friggin thing.
Billy O

Chicago, IL

#5 Dec 26, 2008
Gee the Bears should contact the Bengal drug dealers to find out what stuff is working on Sir Cedric these days.
brett

Lyons, IL

#6 Dec 26, 2008
Benson did show some promise in a bears uniform. Problem is, he was a poor pass catcher and a below average blocker.
But I'm not surprised he's bounced back. Chicago likes to whine and bitch like a little girl....hoping that the player turns out good.
BearDownBears

Chatsworth, IL

#7 Dec 26, 2008
Too little, too late. Let's see how he and the Bengals do against contending teams. They won 2 in a row and Cleveland was one of those wins. The week before they beat a very inconsistant Redskins team. C'mon back to Chicago Ced, let's go out and play!
floridabear

Mechanicsville, VA

#8 Dec 26, 2008
Some of you guys are just vindictive. The situations with the alcohol were made a bigger deal because he's an athlete. I wish him the best in getting his life together, as I do everyone. More positivity. One love.
Rick U

Springfield, IL

#9 Dec 26, 2008
I'll take Forte over Benson any day.
Ron

United States

#10 Dec 26, 2008
Billy O wrote:
Gee the Bears should contact the Bengal drug dealers to find out what stuff is working on Sir Cedric these days.
Read the article, genius. He was acquitted of all charges in the two incidents where intoxication was alleged.
Ghost of Ced Benson

Chicago, IL

#11 Dec 26, 2008
floridabear wrote:
Some of you guys are just vindictive. The situations with the alcohol were made a bigger deal because he's an athlete. I wish him the best in getting his life together, as I do everyone. More positivity. One love.
Correction..a young, black athlete
krebs

Skokie, IL

#12 Dec 26, 2008
Bengals are not really considered a "character" team. Not surprised Benson is their new leader. Good luck Ced!
Riiiiiiiiiiiight

United States

#13 Dec 26, 2008
The offense is blocking better for Forte than they did for Benson. That must be it, right?

....or maybe Forte is just quicker to the holes that are there...and were there for Benson...and actually wants to BE a Bear.

His rushing average still sucks. I'm not sure why Pompei felt this was a 'story.' However, I hope the Bengals do extend his contract because I'm not much of a Bengals fan.
Mickie

Hanover Park, IL

#14 Dec 26, 2008
It took a while to knock him off of his ivory tower.
Chicago never saw a great player
Jay

Decatur, IL

#15 Dec 26, 2008
Easy to be bitter as a Bears fan, but I wish him the best of luck.
Hardliner

Saint Paul, MN

#16 Dec 26, 2008
Drafting Benson was a disastrous use of the 4th overall pick by Jerry Angelo especially considering that he had just signed Thomas Jones to a long term contract a year or so earlier.

As long as the Bears are run by a group of second rate managers and coaches such as Angelo, Smith, Turner and Babich the results will always be second rate on the field. The Bears are who we thought they were!
FrontRunner

Oak Lawn, IL

#17 Dec 26, 2008
Hardliner wrote:
Drafting Benson was a disastrous use of the 4th overall pick by Jerry Angelo especially considering that he had just signed Thomas Jones to a long term contract a year or so earlier.
As long as the Bears are run by a group of second rate managers and coaches such as Angelo, Smith, Turner and Babich the results will always be second rate on the field. The Bears are who we thought they were!
you are spot on Angelo is a mediocre GM, i used to believe that he was a defensive draft guru, but after the organization letting go of BAZUIN & OKWO that theory is out of the window, no body can claim that Bears as a franchise are structurally as sound as Patriots,Colts or Giants, & to rub the salt in the wounds they are substantially under the CAP!!!
RHURLEY49

Sioux Falls, SD

#18 Dec 26, 2008
Cedric was screwed from the get go because of players, especialy Jones, who were jealous of his rookie contact and the dumb ass media. I wish Angelo would have waited for the results of the bogus charges against Benson before cutting him. We would be sooo much better with Forte and Benson running the ball. Nobody can argue the fact that Matt is going to be toast if we keep running him as much as we have. Benson would have been a great alternative similar to what the Giants have.
Full disclosure

Springfield, IL

#19 Dec 26, 2008
Sometimes you have to see the flames before you smart enough to avoid getting burned.
Bill

Crest Hill, IL

#20 Dec 26, 2008
.

There's obviously much more to coaching a team than drawing X's and O's with chalk.

Too bad the Bears management doesn't know that.

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