benm3218 wrote: kevinoc81 wrote: biju wrote:
Am I the only person who doesn't see this as a cocky statement?
The funny thing is that while the statement is true, you could also simply state the TJones is fresh from the offseason. Give him a few more games and he'll do an '04. Then Benson will see the carries.
While I see it as a somewhat cocky statement, I don't see anything wrong with stating the obvious! Is it that assinine to think that the #4 drafted RB who was drafted as a much-needed "power back" for Turner's system standing on the sidelines is not a little extra motivation for T. Jones. One, maybe two, bad games is all it will take for T. Jones to be benched once Benson learns all his blitz assignments.
looking at your location, it's hard to understand how you feel the way you do???
If you do a search on pre-draft talk either in the leftovers section or in the Bears section, you will quickly see that I had absolutely no desire for the Bears to take Benson. I wanted Edwards or Williams, but I am a firm believer that once a guy is drafted you have to pull for that guy. Of course I am on the Benson bandwagon now. You think I want him to suck, meaning the Bears wasted the #4 pick and millions of dollars? That would be great for my team!
Think of it as two guys going for the same promotion in an office. Is it hard to believe that both may try a little harder while they are competing for the job. T. Jones knows that Benson was essentially brought here to replace him! T. Jones knows that if he falters Benson will get a chance and if Benson does well when he gets that chance it's back-up duty for T. Jones!
Was it cocky for Benson to state the obvious? Hell yes it was, but he didn't say anything that anybody didn't know yet.