Another EPIC FAIL for the Bungles.
This one upsets me a lot more than the loss of TJ. However, Tampa was probably a MUCH more attractive destination than Cincy for Ward. Quality organization, decent team on the cusp of the playoffs, and great town. None of those things describe the Cincinnati Bengals.
I am not sure how I feel about this. I was never very high on Ward or Benson. Benson is a mediocre back, IMO, and Ward scares me because of his age and durability. A lot of backs can get 1K yards behind the Giants O-line. I also think paying Ward over 4 mil. a year is crazy. The problem is, who in the heck is going to play running back for the Bengals? Watson? Dorsey? Perry? lol
Geez...I am not sure what I do if I am the Bengals. Not a good situation at all.
Derrick Ward isn't that good, what's everyone getting upset about?
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As of right now, I am all for the Bengals trying to move down and stockpile picks. I don't know who would be interested in trying to move up, but we could likely get an Andre Smith or Michael Oher in the 10-15 range, then pick up a second or third rounder to add a RB in the draft.
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No loss in Ward. If anything Ced Benson proved that their are RB's available off the streets after cuts are made. No need to overpay for one when there's a Benson available every year come September.
Might as well go ahead and draft a RB in the 3rd or 4th. You can always get some value there.
The only reason people like Benson is because the expectations on him were so low. he played well against 3 teams that had virtually given up on the season in the Redskins/CHiefs/Browns. I see no reason so see why he'll be as good as he's shown in the last 3 games.
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