Getting a grip baffles Benson
“I just need to keep my shoulder pads low.”
If fumbling three times in his first four games as the featured back in the Bears' offense concerns Cedric Benson, he hides it well.
'It is surprising, I guess,' Benson said Sunday after the Bears' 37-27 loss to the Lions. 'I don't really think about it too much. I don't know.'
The Bears know they have grown increasingly impatient with the 2005 first-round draft pick's casual approach to carrying the football.
After Lions linebacker Ernie Sims forced the ball loose from Benson's grip on a second-quarter carry -- his third fumble in 74 carries this season -- Benson sat out the remaining 11 minutes of the first half. Read more
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#1 Oct 2, 2007
As a Bears fan and a fan of football it sickens me to see the casual, non chalant, lazy way that Cedric Benson approaches the game and thinks about protecting the football.
The Bears traded a 1300 yard proven back to make room for this guy and he does not even have the professional decency to at least pretend that he is concerned about being the worst back in the league in regards to yards per carry, and that he is dropping the football like he is allergic to it or something.
I wish the Bears had decided to keep Jones and trade Benson for at least something (maybe another QB) before everyone figured out that he has no heart, now we are stuck with an overpriced ball dropper. Sweet!!
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