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How Long Will Thomas Jones be the starter?

Poll ended at Sun Aug 28, 2005 1:46 am

4 weeks
16
22%
8 weeks
19
26%
12 weeks
5
7%
All Year
33
45%
 
Total votes : 73

How Long Will Thomas Jones be the Starter?

Postby Shotgun StU » Thu Aug 25, 2005 1:46 am

With the rookie running back taking his ball and going home mean Mr. Jones can stick around as the #1 RB in Chicago?
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Thu Aug 25, 2005 8:05 am

I love how some Benson owners are still voting with their heart - 4 weeks - lmao ;-D
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Postby SwiperNoSwiping » Thu Aug 25, 2005 8:18 am

All year baby. LOL. That would be hilarious.
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Postby Hugh M. Griz » Thu Aug 25, 2005 10:55 am

I'd say 5-6 weeks. At which point Da Bears will probably be on their third QB and headed deep into the tank. Welcome aboard, Ced.
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Postby gablefan » Thu Aug 25, 2005 11:35 am

I think he is going about this the wrong way...Look at what LT did for the chargers! This kid is blowing it. Personally I hope they don't sign him and he goes back into the draft next year, and falls to the 2nd or 3rd round, less money!!!!
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Postby Ricky_Christ » Thu Aug 25, 2005 4:27 pm

Assuming he EVER SIGNS, I'd guess week 5 or 6. At that point the Bear organization won't be thinking about preseason problems, they'll be more concerned with stopping their ship from sinking.

I'll go out on a bit of limb here & say the Bears may take a cue from what the Steelers did last year. Take the pressure off the QB, and look to the run & defense to win games for you. Thomas Jones is not talented enough to fulfill that role IMO, but Benson...
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Postby UNDEFEATED » Thu Aug 25, 2005 4:37 pm

i really hate this thread.

i just drafted this loser in a 5 keeper league hoping he wound anchor my crappy backs. :-t
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Postby PackerAttack84 » Thu Aug 25, 2005 4:37 pm

I voted for 8 weeks, but I think it will be more around 6 weeks.
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Postby Dr. Duran Duran » Thu Aug 25, 2005 5:49 pm

I think he'll be the man all year. Personally, I think Benson is a moron to hold out for longer, but he's held out for this long, why stop now? If and when Benson does sign, I think Jones will still outperform him and keep the job.

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Postby Azrael » Thu Aug 25, 2005 5:58 pm

I'd say about half the year if Benson signs. Once the Bears are about 2-6 and realize it's all over for the year, they'll probably plug Benson in and see what he's got...depends though how long it is until he signs. I think it'll take him atleast 6 weeks to get up to speed with everything before they throw him into a game.
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