Originally Posted by OesterPoster
I agreed with picking a RB at the time of the Perry pick, just not him. Steven Jackson was the better option, and I still think so. You have to remember that Rudi was not under contract at the time of the draft, so the Bengals were protecting themselves by picking a running back, just in case Rudi didn't sign. Typical Brown family negotiating tactic, in my opinion.
Mike Brown can be criticized for many things, but drafting in a way to provide a contingency for an undecided contract situation is good business.