Benson to get more carries? - Fantasy Football Cafe 2014 Fantasy Football Cafe


Return to Football Talk

Benson to get more carries?

Moderator: Football Moderators

Benson to get more carries?

Postby Albatross » Sun Oct 29, 2006 11:47 am

I heard that Benson is going to start getting more carries, playing every third series and in goaline packages. But I have been unable to verify it. Does anybody know if this is true?
Albatross
Special Teams Staff
Special Teams Staff


Posts: 167
Joined: 15 Sep 2004
Home Cafe: Football

Postby bryan1327 » Sun Oct 29, 2006 12:15 pm

I read this about it..

10/29/06 7:07am MST - RB Cedric Benson will see more playing time today and moving forward as OC Turner and HC Lovie Smith are concerned with Thomas Jones' inability to turn the corner, hit the hole with the same explosion as last season and his seemingly lack of vision this season. Benson will be used in goal line packages and every third series at the least. -- It's official; the Bears have gone from starting Thomas Jones to running back by committee.

http://www.profantasysports.com/snh/
"I am a shining example of what you never wanna be" TESLA '04
bryan1327
Offensive Coordinator
Offensive Coordinator

User avatar

Posts: 741
(Past Year: 1)
Joined: 3 Mar 2003
Home Cafe: Football

Postby mrblitz » Sun Oct 29, 2006 12:18 pm

This is good news, I just grabbed Benson of the WW this week. ;-D
Image


Call em as I see em!
mrblitz
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Cafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle Eye
Posts: 12770
Joined: 16 Jul 2006
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Having a coffee at the fantasy cafe.

Postby The Miner Part 2 » Sun Oct 29, 2006 12:24 pm

bryan1327 wrote:I read this about it..

10/29/06 7:07am MST - RB Cedric Benson will see more playing time today and moving forward as OC Turner and HC Lovie Smith are concerned with Thomas Jones' inability to turn the corner, hit the hole with the same explosion as last season and his seemingly lack of vision this season. Benson will be used in goal line packages and every third series at the least. -- It's official; the Bears have gone from starting Thomas Jones to running back by committee.

http://www.profantasysports.com/snh/


speculation.

show me a quote from lovie or turner saying benson is the goal line back.
The Miner Part 2
Head Coach
Head Coach

User avatar

Posts: 2131
Joined: 16 Sep 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Chicago.

Postby superslugger616 » Sun Oct 29, 2006 12:57 pm

they always say benson is going to get more carries, but TJ winds up doing awesome...i'll believe it when i see it
Image
superslugger616
Special Teams Staff
Special Teams Staff

User avatar

Posts: 163
Joined: 26 Jan 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby Matthias » Sun Oct 29, 2006 1:31 pm

So far today looks like hot air.
Matthias
General Manager
General Manager


Posts: 2398
Joined: 16 Mar 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby JasonSeahorn » Mon Oct 30, 2006 1:29 am

benson got a TD, but i didn't see him getting a lot of carries...
JasonSeahorn
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Fantasy ExpertCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterCafe Blackjack Weekly WinnerLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 5309
Joined: 20 Oct 2006
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Beantown, Taxachusetts

Postby bobbing_headz » Mon Oct 30, 2006 1:33 am

As long as Chicago is killing people like they did today then Benson will definately be getting his share of carries.
Image
Less C*** More Rock
bobbing_headz
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Cafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeMatchup Meltdown SurvivorCafe Blackjack Weekly Winner
Posts: 5602
Joined: 22 Jul 2006
Home Cafe: Football
Location: North of the Border

Postby beanoX3 » Mon Oct 30, 2006 1:57 am

I've tried to tell people that Chicago doesn't have a designated 3rd down back or a goal-line back like some teams do, but it seems to go nowhere, hehe. Chicago lets whatever RB who has gotten to the endzone take first crack at the endzone.

So to those people who look at game stats and see that Benson has a TD today, he got it on his own when he came in to spell TJ. He did not vulture from TJ.
beanoX3
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar

Posts: 5971
Joined: 14 Feb 2006
Home Cafe: Football

Postby BillyHallDisciple » Mon Oct 30, 2006 10:10 am

This game was a rout very early on and the split was 23/8 in carries. That pretty much tells you how many carries Benson can expect if T Jones is healthy all year... he'll get one-third the carries Jones does.

I'd expect point totals similar to Brandon Jacobs, even though I agree with the previous poster's point that he's not the traditional "vulture" RB.
BillyHallDisciple
Special Teams Staff
Special Teams Staff


Posts: 246
Joined: 1 Aug 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball

Next

Return to Football Talk

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Start & Sit Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Get Ready...
The 2014 NFL season kicks off in 19:22 hours
(and 44 days)
2014 NFL Schedule


  • Fantasy Football
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact