PapaPark wrote:I just don't think the Bears think highly of Benson since they were trying to bring Chris Bown in.
Thoughts on that?
If they did not think too highly of him, they would have brought SOMEONE in. And they would not have drafted him so early in the draft a few years ago. And they would not have let Thomas Jones go. Clearly, the Bears think Benson can handle the load, and I agree.
They did bring someone in. They used their third round pick in the draft on Garrett Wolfe. This is a guy that recorded 280 total yards against Ohio State last year. By your logic, the coaching staff isn't very high on Benson. I tend to agree. The real question is whether it is because of his consistent underperformance or his attitude problem.
Munboy wrote:What has AP done? Nothing!
Where were you in 2005? This guy got 80 carries (130 touches) and posted a ridiculous 5.1 rushing average that year.
He will absolutely challenge Benson for carries now that Thomas Jones is gone, and expect Wolfe, who has excellent hands, to get time in 3rd down situations. Since 2004 with Thomas Jones and Anthony Thomas (who got 139 touches that season), Lovie Smith has shown a propensity for RBBC.
Lastly, do you guys really think that Rex Grossman's ability will be enough to keep defenses from stacking the line against Benson/Peterson/Wolfe?