MaximeGravel wrote:wow thanks great posts !
now does someone have a similar opinion for the cincinatti situation ?
I really don't trust benson talent and there is some other good RB on the team !
is starting to turn into a 'Cincy backfield outlook' so you could check that out, I don't want to bring up alot of the same points.
For Cleveland I look and see Lewis at the end of his ropes, so Harrison who has been getting hype lately(and deservedly so because he's played well) will get a shot and most likely first crack, I don't know if he'll get 20 carries a game but he could get at least 15 touches early on...James Davis will get his shot eventually, and I have always liked him in College and felt going back made his stock drop temendously, so he's definately worth monitoring in this situation because Lewis is finished and they'll need a big bruising back.
If I had to choose I'd rather have Harrison over Davis, but both should get their chances this year, I just think with Harrison's big play potential he'll prove being the most valuable.
In Cincy I feel Benson is overrated, he racked up alot of big yards late vs Cleveland and KC but he's slow, lacks no burst, and is not a back anyone wants to have leading their team getting 20 or so carries a game...Nobody else on that roster is worth mentioning to me, Kenny Watson shouldn't even be in this discussion, he already had a shot to state his case last year when Perry was fumbling the ball away every 4 carries, and yet they continually kept Perry as a starter, then when they parted ways when and got Benson.
Leonard is more of a FB/RB and a special teamer, he's a solid real football player but he's not going to get 10 or more carries a game for anyone at least not ideally, he would certainly be pointless to rotate in with Benson...Dorsey is still lucky to have a roster spot and would be cut on most other teams so again he's not a threat to anyone.
It's basically Benson and Scott right now, it looks to me like It'll be a split of some sorts between the two by the time the season starts, and depending on how each performs could determine if they choose to add another veteran back into the mix...I think it makes sense to give Benson a good amount of carries and let Scott be the 3rd down back because he provides an actual change of pace, and the pass catching ability is very evident with him and nobody else on the team can really catch the ball out of the backfield the way he can.
Chris Perry was a back that came in and caught 50 passes in that 3rd down role a few years ago, Cincy would prefer to have a back that can provide that aspect, and Benson, nor Leonard is going to be catching the ball out of the backfield for them which to me gives Scott a clear path to make an impact of some sort.