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Lucky
06-07-2008, 12:08 PM
The Man is still in the lead, after Benson's arrest for drunk driving (http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/blotter/entries/2008/06/07/chicago_bears_running_back_ced.html) last night at 5th and Colorado.

Chicago Bears running back Cedric Benson arrested on drunken driving charge (http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/blotter/entries/2008/06/07/chicago_bears_running_back_ced.html)

By Patrick George | Saturday, June 7, 2008, 08:47 AM
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Chicago Bears and former University of Texas running back Cedric Benson was arrested and charged with drunken driving in downtown Austin, police said.

Austin police spokeswoman Veneza Aguinaga said Benson was driving his BMW at 5th and Colorado Streets between 3 and 4 a.m. when he was pulled over for a running a red light.

After an officer had him perform a series of sobriety tests, Benson was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, Aguinaga said. After his arrest, he refused a breathalyzer and blood test.
I like how the Statesman goes with the "Chicago Bears running back Cedric Benson" headline. Sneaks in "former University of Texas" later in the story. Yeah, Benson was an angel at UT. Didn't go bad until he got to the big city.

Honoring Earl 34
06-07-2008, 01:36 PM
Bookem Horns . :spit:

At least his shirt was on ... I think .

IlliniJen
06-07-2008, 02:13 PM
The Man is still in the lead, after Benson's arrest for drunk driving (http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/blotter/entries/2008/06/07/chicago_bears_running_back_ced.html) last night at 5th and Colorado.

I like how the Statesman goes with the "Chicago Bears running back Cedric Benson" headline. Sneaks in "former University of Texas" later in the story. Yeah, Benson was an angel at UT. Didn't go bad until he got to the big city.

Or he was really good at not getting caught in Austin.

Hopefully Benson is done in Chicago. The Bears don't need this loser.

Showtime100
06-07-2008, 02:33 PM
The Man is still in the lead, after Benson's arrest for drunk driving (http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/blotter/entries/2008/06/07/chicago_bears_running_back_ced.html) last night at 5th and Colorado.

I like how the Statesman goes with the "Chicago Bears running back Cedric Benson" headline. Sneaks in "former University of Texas" later in the story. Yeah, Benson was an angel at UT. Didn't go bad until he got to the big city.

They did this last month as well. Kind of easy being an Angel when UT tells the cops you're innocent because they checked and the cops mysteriously go away. :spit:

Specnatz
06-07-2008, 09:02 PM
Or he was really good at not getting caught in Austin.

Hopefully Benson is done in Chicago. The Bears don't need this loser.

Actually in Austin most of the players are protected, unless it is outside of dowtown area. Since Austin is surrounded by a lot of little towns, a lot do get busted. I recall Benson getting arrested and charges dropped, he was never disciplined prior to the charges being dropped. This is going by memory.

Hardcore Texan
06-08-2008, 10:51 PM
So after Cedric got bailed out, he wasn't pissed off and no where near the Govenor's mansion was he?

HOU-TEX
06-09-2008, 04:06 PM
From rotoworld:

Cedric Benson was told to leave Bears OTAs on Monday. GM Jerry Angelo says the team will "in all likelihood" make a statement this afternoon.

Benson reportedly showed up, but was immediately asked to leave by coach Lovie Smith. The educated guess is that his release will be announced later this afternoon. We do have a feeling that the statement will not be Lovie saying "Cedric Benson is our starting running back."

http://www.rotoworld.com/Content/home_NFL.aspx

awtysst
06-09-2008, 04:19 PM
He was just released via espn breaking news.

HOU-TEX
06-09-2008, 04:32 PM
He was just released via espn breaking news.

Yep, he's been waived. What a waste!

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears waived running back Cedric Benson on Monday. Benson played in 35 regular season games for the Bears over the past three seasons with 12 starts. He was originally acquired in the first round of the 2005 draft.

"Cedric displayed a pattern of behavior we will not tolerate," General Manager Jerry Angelo said. "As I said this past weekend, you have to protect your job. Everyone in this organization is held accountable for their actions. When individual priorities overshadow team goals, we suffer the consequences as a team. Those who fail to understand the importance of 'team' will not play for the Chicago Bears."

http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d808becc1&template=without-video&confirm=true

Specnatz
06-09-2008, 04:52 PM
He was just released via espn breaking news.

Any word on if the Bengals claimed him off waivers?

TEXANRED
06-09-2008, 05:07 PM
So how long before someone asks if the Texans will pick him up?

Oh wait, I guess I just did.

Damn me.:lion:

Lucky
06-09-2008, 05:34 PM
That Angelo can give Benson the boot on character issues helps hide the fact that Benson was pretty close to becoming a bust based on performance. With RBs like Alexander and Henry already on the FA market, Benson will have a difficult time landing a NFL job. Maybe Ricky can teach him to speak Canadian.

tulexan
06-09-2008, 05:40 PM
The Man is still in the lead, after Benson's arrest for drunk driving (http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/blotter/entries/2008/06/07/chicago_bears_running_back_ced.html) last night at 5th and Colorado.

I like how the Statesman goes with the "Chicago Bears running back Cedric Benson" headline. Sneaks in "former University of Texas" later in the story. Yeah, Benson was an angel at UT. Didn't go bad until he got to the big city.

They didn't sneak it in the story. They said it in the first sentence.

Lucky
06-09-2008, 05:52 PM
They didn't sneak it in the story. They said it in the first sentence.
What was the headline again?
Chicago Bears running back Cedric Benson arrested on drunken driving charge (http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/blotter/entries/2008/06/07/chicago_bears_running_back_ced.html)

Had Benson saved a little girl from drowning in Barton Creek, the headline would have read:

Former Longhorn a hero in Austin once again


And anyone who has read The Daily Longhorn, er The American Statesman on a regular basis would agree.

Showtime100
06-09-2008, 06:07 PM
What was the headline again?
Had Benson saved a little girl from drowning in Barton Creek, the headline would have read:

Former Longhorn a hero in Austin once again


And anyone who has read The Daily Longhorn, er The American Statesman on a regular basis would agree.


Agreed and AMEN...lol.

Specnatz
06-09-2008, 06:14 PM
What was the headline again?
Had Benson saved a little girl from drowning in Barton Creek, the headline would have read:

Former Longhorn a hero in Austin once again


And anyone who has read The Daily Longhorn, er The American Statesman on a regular basis would agree.

Exactly!! They do it all the time, you should have seen the crap when fans were complaining about the Texans not being shown and they tried to make it out as the fans were ungrateful and lacked knowledge.

The stateman is a joke of a paper as is all of Austins news coverage.

WesmanTexanfan
06-09-2008, 07:16 PM
waived by the Bears, I dont think he is Bob Mcnair/Texans Material though...

Showtime100
06-09-2008, 09:56 PM
On the news tonight his lawyer said the Bears were premature in letting him go without the facts. He went on to add that if Cedric were averaging four and a half yards per carry instead of three and a half yards per they probably would never have done it.

I was thinking yyyyyyyyyup, and your point would be?

WesmanTexanfan
06-09-2008, 09:57 PM
On the news tonight his lawyer said the Bears were premature in letting him go without the facts. He went on to add that if Cedric were averaging four and a half yards per carry instead of three and a half yards per they probably would never have done it.

I was thinking yyyyyyyyyup, and your point would be?

LOL, right.....!!!

Specnatz
06-09-2008, 11:24 PM
On the news tonight his lawyer said the Bears were premature in letting him go without the facts. He went on to add that if Cedric were averaging four and a half yards per carry instead of three and a half yards per they probably would never have done it.

I was thinking yyyyyyyyyup, and your point would be?

Lawyer: Just because my client sucks at his jub does not mean he should lose it. :mcnugget:

The1ApplePie
06-09-2008, 11:30 PM
What is with the constant UT bashing on this board? Do we have a bunch of Aggies or something?

Texanmike02
06-10-2008, 08:29 AM
Ok. I'll start it. Could Gibbs do anything with him? How long do you wait? Suspension? Come on. I know you wanna.

Mike

HoustonFrog
06-10-2008, 08:54 AM
I said this before but while he has the time off he needs to get arrested in an airport to hit the trifecta.

Texanator
06-10-2008, 09:02 AM
I'd bet Jerry Jones has his lawyers scrambling to find a way to sign him too. However, I'm not sure if 2 arrests in a month actually qualifies him to play for the Cowboys yet. I agree with the trifecta scenerio. That'll guarantee him a place with the Thugs or atleast the Raiders.

Specnatz
06-10-2008, 10:13 AM
What is with the constant UT bashing on this board? Do we have a bunch of Aggies or something?

From what I can tell, Lucky and I blasted the American statesman for how they write stories about UT players or former players.

I said this before but while he has the time off he needs to get arrssted in an airport to hit the trifecta.

Would a bus or train station do?

Texan_Bill
06-10-2008, 11:01 AM
What is with the constant UT bashing on this board? Do we have a bunch of Aggies or something?

While there are many Aggies on the board, there are an equal number of 'sips.

The bashing comes mostly in part from a lot, (not all) of the arrogance and sense of entitlement from Austin. To wit, their un-wavering love and ignorance for a great college quarterback that quite frankly hasn't really lived up to the hype in the NFL.

Back to topic..... Benson is the POS we thought he was.

Hervoyel
06-10-2008, 11:13 AM
What is with the constant UT bashing on this board? Do we have a bunch of Aggies or something?


Personally I believe that it has it's roots in the constant UT crying and whining about the Texans not taking their players and particularly about them not taking Vince Young.

I don't have a lot of college football interest. Apart from it being the source of all NFL players it doesn't hold a lot of interest for me. I follow UH a little bit and Rice. I keep up with the rest of the "Texas Teams" to a lesser degree because they're from Texas but I don't live and die with longhorns or aggies. College rivalries are easy for me to ignore.

Having said that I was really excited by the UT program when they beat USC in the Rose Bowl and I was thinking (Vince being a junior at that time) wouldn't it be cool if we could pick Bush this year and then get Vince when he comes out next year. In hindsight I know how stupid that thought looks but at the time I was very interested in him and hoped he'd stay another season in school to make it possible. He didn't and the longhorn fans descended on the Texans like one of the biblical plagues. By the time the Texans took Mario I was praying that the longhorn loving S.O.B.'s would just leave now that their golden boy was in Nashville. Of course they didn't and we're still hearing that crap out of them from time to time.

I believe that if longhorn fans find that they and their team are hated around Houston Texans fans and websites by some or just treated badly in a very general way then they should understand that they, or their fellow fans earned that and made their own bed. They just crammed that Vince Young crap down our throats to the point where many of us just tune them out.

Also for the record I was interested in Benson back in the day (look how that turned out) and I wanted the Texans to take Derrick Johnson badly. I have no problem with UT players (or at least I "had" no problem with them) and I am pulling for the big guy to be a major steal this year. I just started feeling like listening to a UT fan was like listening to a really obnoxious Cowboys fan who happened to be wearing an orange shirt.

mexican_texan
06-10-2008, 11:16 AM
What is with the constant UT bashing on this board? Do we have a bunch of Aggies or something?
http://fc06.deviantart.com/fs18/f/2007/216/2/8/Famous_Rivalries_by_bechedor79.jpg

ATRAIN
06-10-2008, 11:38 AM
The bashing comes mostly in part from a lot, (not all) of the arrogance and sense of entitlement from Austin. To wit, their un-wavering love and ignorance for a great college quarterback that quite frankly hasn't really lived up to the hype in the NFL.



The only UT hating I do is because of this. I am a UT fan through and through, but I hate the VY man love that Austin still hasnt gotten over. Keye proved this last season and made us Texans fans suffer.

Vinny
06-10-2008, 01:55 PM
I didn't know Pirates hated Ninjas. They must be pretty good swimmers.

Showtime100
06-10-2008, 02:09 PM
I'm in on the UT/Statesman bashing because I've put up with the steady load of the above mentioned for 25 years now. I saw a place to vent.

It isn't just that, but also the Houston bashing they do at every opportunity. It could be the Texans, Astros, Rockets, traffic, you name it. You cant defend it on the air either because they will cut you off the minute they know where you are coming from then bash you knowing you have been disconnected.

HoustonFrog
06-10-2008, 02:23 PM
I'm an equal opportunity hater but hate the Aggies more than the Horns. I grew up with two Horn brothers so I loved them growing up. I still did even while at TCU. I have friends though that do whine too much and I always laughed at sports bars when their fans get up in arms about every call. I just had Aggie friends that were worse. They have since calmed but right out of college I relished Aggie losses.

Texan_Bill
06-10-2008, 02:36 PM
I'm an equal opportunity hater but hate the Aggies more than the Horns. I grew up with two Horn brothers so I loved them growing up. I still did even while at TCU. I have friends though that do whine too much and I always laughed at sports bars when their fans get up in arms about every call. I just had Aggie friends that were worse. They have since calmed but right out of college I relished Aggie losses.

Now I get it... Other than being a Frog from Ft. Worthless, that's what's wrong with you... ;)

HoustonFrog
06-10-2008, 02:40 PM
Now I get it... Other than being a Frog from Ft. Worthless, that's what's wrong with you... ;)

Come on. U of H wasn't mentioned anywhere. :)

Texan_Bill
06-10-2008, 02:52 PM
Come on. U of H wasn't mentioned anywhere. :)

*ahem* semester and a half at A&M before SHSU and finally UH... :whistle:

HoustonFrog
06-10-2008, 02:55 PM
*ahem* semester and a half at A&M before SHSU and finally UH... :whistle:

What?Sam wasn't mentioned either.:splits:

Texan_Bill
06-10-2008, 02:57 PM
What?Sam wasn't mentioned either.:splits:

Everyone loves a Bearkat... Dont really know what one is, but everyone loves Sammy...



(BTW, I meant a year and a half, or 3 semesters.... Coming down from dentist appointment - Nitrous rulz!)

HOU-TEX
06-10-2008, 03:15 PM
Everyone loves a Bearkat... Dont really know what one is, but everyone loves Sammy...



(BTW, I meant a year and a half, or 3 semesters.... Coming down from dentist appointment - Nitrous rulz!)

Yes, more ways than one. :)

Spled
06-11-2008, 12:01 AM
If the Cowboys get Pacman, maybe we should try Benson.

Specnatz
06-11-2008, 12:15 AM
If the Cowboys get Pacman, maybe we should try Benson.

Why do we need a resident F-up on the team? Seriously he just got two arrest with in a month of each other regarding alcohol, no one is going to touch him until the cases are resolved.

Besides he sucked before all the off the field issues, we have had enough of sucky players.

Goldensilence
06-11-2008, 12:21 AM
I like Cedric but it looks more and more like perhaps on the pro level he's going to be a complimentary back unless he can stay healthy and prove he can carry the load like at UT.

Besides if we signed him it might cut into the carries Steve Slaton might get and Steve is way more explosive then Cedric.

DiehardChris
06-11-2008, 12:21 AM
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x178/TravisBickle17/i_thedonedeal.gif

In a word, no. It makes no sense football-wise, or anything else-wise. He's 25 and has a lot in the tank, yes - but that's the reason there will be someone out there willing to pay him real money. I wouldn't sign the guy for the league minimum, and neither would the Texans. He does not have the kind of burst you need for the ZBS. He can't get to the corner very well. He's just not good, and we already have plenty of competition. If we get another RB, it will just be another body for training camp fodder... not a guy like Benson.

Also - why would the Cowboys getting Pacman have any bearing on what we do? What do those two things have to do with each other at all?

mexican_texan
06-11-2008, 12:27 AM
I used to say Benson didn't impress me much and I was mocked by the majority of the board. Who's laughing now?

DiehardChris
06-11-2008, 12:29 AM
When did Benson impress anyone? He's been a bust from day one.

mexican_texan
06-11-2008, 12:30 AM
When did Benson impress anyone? He's been a bust from day one.
College.

TexanSam
06-11-2008, 12:40 AM
Why in the world would we need Cedric Benson?

We already have Ahman Green, Chris Taylor, Darius Walker, Chris Brown, and Steve Slaton

kiwitexansfan
06-11-2008, 12:54 AM
Why did I even click the link to come onto this thread....

:brickwall:

wicked_wayz
06-11-2008, 01:04 AM
better yet... why did i even bother to comment:brickwall: :confused:

Ckw
06-11-2008, 01:09 AM
No. That's the only comment that needs to be made.

NitroGSXR
06-11-2008, 01:21 AM
What can it hurt? I'm more of 'meh' on this but I also know that we don't have a standout RB as of right now. Our staff is questionable until they put up some yards.

I don't really think we need to sign him but I certainly don't think it would hurt anything. Another body to push our staff. Benson was an incredible talent at UT and that's saying a lot being in the shadows of Earl Campbell and Ricky Williams. So he failed miserably in Chicago. I think he's got enough talent to be given a shot somewhere once again.

TexanSam
06-11-2008, 01:29 AM
I don't really think we need to sign him but I certainly don't think it would hurt anything. Another body to push our staff. Benson was an incredible talent at UT and that's saying a lot being in the shadows of Earl Campbell and Ricky Williams. So he failed miserably in Chicago. I think he's got enough talent to be given a shot somewhere once again.

He'll get a shot no doubt, but I don't think it'll happen here. There will probably be a few teams who will take a chance on him. But not as a feature running back. He'd have to prove he can be that in the pros.

ocd
06-11-2008, 01:49 AM
Cedric Benson has NO heart...nor brains. He is soon to go the way of David Carr.

DiehardChris
06-11-2008, 02:05 AM
Anyone who gets busted twice for alcohol-related incidents in a month is 1 - not smart, 2 - not dedicated to football, and 3 - a distraction that we simply do not need.

It's not that he's got two incidents - it's that they happened so close together. How stupid do you have to be to do that - and then, to not have any accountability for either incident makes it 100 times worse IMO. If he had been the LEAST bit accountable, then I would look at him in a different light - but this is a guy who thinks all the bad things that happen to him are other people's fault.

PLUS, once again - he doesn't have good burst, and is not a good fit for ZBS.

There's absolutely ZERO reasons for the Texans to even consider him. I don't think he's washed up though - and that's why someone will actually pay a decent amount for him. We would be MORONS to pay him what other teams are going to offer.

PHAROAH
06-11-2008, 02:45 AM
Look he is young man who isn't 25 yet and as I recall we all made bad decisions when we were young so i'm not going to bash him on that and if he take the proper steps he should get a second shot. First off Cedric was a dynamite player a few years ago coming into the league and maybe chicago's system was a terrible fit for him? If this is the only problem that the guy has had with the 2 arrests in Austin, TX then I say bring him on a 1 year contract it's not like the texans have a great running back already on the roster.

I think that Steve Slaton is going to be much better than what people think but I'm not sold on any of the other running backs on the roster because they have all been injury prone throughout there recent years. So I say take a chance on Benson with a 1 year contract and if he can turn it around great if not then just cut him.

kiwitexansfan
06-11-2008, 06:36 AM
Its official 66% of NZ Texans fans are against a move to sign Benson with one uncommitted.

Don't sign Benson and pi$$ off the kiwi contingent..... or else. :pirate:

PapaL
06-11-2008, 06:48 AM
If we can only take 80 folks into TC - why waste a slot on him?

Yes he went to UT...Yes he was pretty good there...But that only gets you in the door to the NFL.

What has he done in the pros? Rushing and Receiving combined...Nothing. The guy has half as many DUI's as he did rushing TDs last year.

Texan_Bill
06-11-2008, 07:48 AM
:brickwall: :gun: *committs hara-kiri (腹切り*

El Tejano
06-11-2008, 08:01 AM
There was talk of this on 1300 the zone. The argument being that Cedric needs a team like the Texans. An up and coming team who can give him a clean slate that will provide enough competition for him to either win or lose a job. Figuring that if you can't make the Texans you probably will start looking at lower paychecks than the already 650k base salary he is earning right now. This would put the Texans with major leverage to sign him on the cheap.

Their other argument was that Green, and Brown have been injured as of recently or throughout their career and Benson is an upgrade over D. Walker and Slaton is probably not going to be an every down back.

I feel like that was a pretty good argument to sign him but feel as if signing him would put him already behind the 8 ball as the other guys got so many reps in a new system.

I do feel that the RBs who have come from the zone read UT offense, have faired well in the ZBS - primarily Young who is now in Denver. So maybe Benson could make that transition to us and also coming back to Texas may be what he needs.

Specnatz
06-11-2008, 10:09 AM
You are seriously listening to 1300 the Zone to figure out where an ex-longhorn would go? The Texans have never looked at guys with huge character risk and they are not going to start now.

Like I said on the previous page, there is not a team right now that is even going to look at benson until both legal situations have been resolved, because they have no idea what Commissioner Big Foot is going to do with Beson as far as suspension. So you want to waste a roster spot on a player who may or may not be available to the team because he may get suspended. WOW that is brilliant, great GM work guys.

Mailman
06-11-2008, 10:59 AM
There was talk of this on 1300 the zone. The argument being that Cedric needs a team like the Texans. An up and coming team who can give him a clean slate that will provide enough competition for him to either win or lose a job. Figuring that if you can't make the Texans you probably will start looking at lower paychecks than the already 650k base salary he is earning right now. This would put the Texans with major leverage to sign him on the cheap.

Their other argument was that Green, and Brown have been injured as of recently or throughout their career and Benson is an upgrade over D. Walker and Slaton is probably not going to be an every down back.

I feel like that was a pretty good argument to sign him but feel as if signing him would put him already behind the 8 ball as the other guys got so many reps in a new system.

I do feel that the RBs who have come from the zone read UT offense, have faired well in the ZBS - primarily Young who is now in Denver. So maybe Benson could make that transition to us and also coming back to Texas may be what he needs.

I listened to these KVET bozos while stuck on the shoulder of I-35 yesterday changing a tire. They went on and on about Benson to the Texans without once mentioning the ZBS or Benson's fit within the scheme. When they got around to the stable of RBs the Texans have on the roster, one of them said that they'd signed Chris Brown "a couple of days ago."

Uh, what? Fracking idiots.

Lucky
06-11-2008, 12:39 PM
Other than some Austin radio yahoos, I can't believe that anyone sees the Texans signing Benson. Even the most ardent Horn fans might change their tune after reading these pieces regarding Benson.

On Benson's draft day crying episode, per the Chicago Tribune (http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/cs-080609-chicago-bears-cedric-benson-haugh,1,1107138.column):

He wasn't crying because he was overcome with joy or pride.

He wasn't crying over the honor of running in the city where Walter Payton ran or playing for a proud franchise that reveres its football stars or any other reason he has offered the past three years.

No, Cedric Benson cried on the day of the NFL draft in 2005 because he was upset the Bears took him with the fourth overall selection.

Benson was bugged that Jerry Angelo decided to draft him despite Benson's representatives making clear in a last-minute phone call that they and the Bears weren't on the same page regarding fundamental contract demands.

Benson was so filled with fury and frustration over the contentious contract battle he knew awaited him, one that eventually led to a 36-day holdout, that he couldn't fight back the tears rolling down his cheek.

A source familiar with that story used it to demonstrate the unfailingly uneasy relationship between Benson and the Bears, one that ended Monday when the team placed the running back on waivers two days after an alcohol-related arrest in Austin, Texas.Jay Glazer tells Dan Patrick that the Bears defense was so fond of Cedric, they tried to injure him in training camp (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/The-Chicago-Bears-defense-does-not-endorse-Cedri?urn=nfl,87187).

Glazer: I mean, hell, one year, they tried to hurt to make sure that Thomas Jones was going to be the starter. That's how bad it was with that team. And--

Patrick: Wait ... his teammates tried to hurt him in practice?

Glazer: Oh yeah, absolutely. Absolutely.

[...]

Patrick: Who told you this? Was it a Bears defensive player that told you this?

Glazer: No, it wasn't *a* Bears defensive player; it was about ten of them.Ouch. Finally, Vince Young has some words of advice (http://myespn.go.com/blogs/hashmarks/0-7-501/The-Vince-Young-interview.html) for his college teammate:

Hash: I've talked to some scouts who are cautious with former University of Texas players because they think they've been pampered so much. You've talked about having a tough transition into the league. Obviously Cedric Benson and Ricky Williams have struggled with off-field issues. Is there anything to what those scouts are saying?

[B]VY: I don't think it's just Texas players. I think it's growing up and trying to be more mature. The last time I saw Ced, there were a couple of things going on in his life. He needs to go find something else. Right now, drinking is not [I]it.
Other than a babe on his party boat, does anyone have anything good to say about Benson? Where he plays football next is the last of Cedric's problems.

SOLIS
06-11-2008, 01:07 PM
Why do I get the feeling that he's going to pop up at a press conference with Jim Brown, talking about how he's the victim in all of this and that he needs a chance with a team that believes in him? Man, I can see it now...

The1ApplePie
06-11-2008, 07:59 PM
Plenty of guys with booze joneses have come back to become big successes.

Of course, most of them didn't suck before they got busted.

The1ApplePie
06-11-2008, 08:03 PM
While there are many Aggies on the board, there are an equal number of 'sips.

The bashing comes mostly in part from a lot, (not all) of the arrogance and sense of entitlement from Austin. To wit, their un-wavering love and ignorance for a great college quarterback that quite frankly hasn't really lived up to the hype in the NFL.

Back to topic..... Benson is the POS we thought he was.

Cool, just wanted to know. I work with a Longhorn that said all the UT haters were people too stupid to make it into UT.

Didn't really make sense to me. I was too stupid and broke to make it into USC but I'm a fan

Specnatz
06-11-2008, 09:48 PM
Cool, just wanted to know. I work with a Longhorn that said all the UT haters were people too stupid to make it into UT.

Didn't really make sense to me. I was too stupid and broke to make it into USC but I'm a fan

Your co-worker is exactly why there are a lot of haters of UT; to stupid to get into UT? HAHA I went to UofH but was accepted to UT and to Louisville, too broke to afford anything other than living at home and going to a local school. I hate UT because of the people here in Austin who have treated me when I first moved here like shit cause I was a Notre Dame fan and not a UT fan.

Now I have met some really nice UT folks, most from this board but mostly it has not been the case.

Texan_Bill
06-12-2008, 09:09 AM
I hate UT because of the people here in Austin who have treated me when I first moved here like shit cause I was a Notre Dame fan and not a UT fan.



As hard as it is for me to say this, I really can't fault the 'sips for giving you grief about being a Notre Dame fan.....

Specnatz
06-12-2008, 09:35 AM
As hard as it is for me to say this, I really can't fault the 'sips for giving you grief about being a Notre Dame fan.....

Giving grief is one thing Bill, acting like a total Arse and not wanting to even talk to someone cause they don't like the sips?

Texan_Bill
06-12-2008, 10:48 AM
acting like a total Arse

I resemble that remark....

Lucky
06-13-2008, 02:34 PM
Benson cleared waivers (http://www.suntimes.com/sports/football/bears/1003653,CST-SPT-bear13.stng) yesterday. Not a single team thought enough of the former #4 overall pick to bring him in for a tryout. Not one.

Specnatz
06-13-2008, 04:12 PM
Benson cleared waivers (http://www.suntimes.com/sports/football/bears/1003653,CST-SPT-bear13.stng) yesterday. Not a single team thought enough of the former #4 overall pick to bring him in for a tryout. Not one.

Even if a team wanted to bring him in, they would wait until he clears waivers so as to get him for the league minimum.

Lucky
06-13-2008, 04:31 PM
Even if a team wanted to bring him in, they would wait until he clears waivers so as to get him for the league minimum.
Only if Benson was willing to sign for the league minimum. There's only a $370K difference between picking up Benson off waivers and the league minimum, anyway. That's not enough to change a team's mind if they really wanted a player.

The central reason no team has picked him up so far is Cedric's impending suspension. Why bring a guy into camp and give him reps in the preseason when he won't be able to help your team until the 2nd half of the season? Some team will probably be desperate enough in November to give Benson a call. Cedric's pretty much worthless, now.

TEXANRED
06-13-2008, 09:00 PM
Only if Benson was willing to sign for the league minimum. There's only a $370K difference between picking up Benson off waivers and the league minimum, anyway. That's not enough to change a team's mind if they really wanted a player.

The central reason no team has picked him up so far is Cedric's impending suspension. Why bring a guy into camp and give him reps in the preseason when he won't be able to help your team until the 2nd half of the season? Some team will probably be desperate enough in November to give Benson a call. Cedric's pretty much worthless, now.

Jerry Jones is working out a deal right now.

drewmar74
06-23-2008, 12:31 PM
I sincerely hope that the installation of a "blow and go" in his car will wake him up.

Free-agent running back Cedric Benson, the fourth overall pick in the 2005 draft who was cut earlier this month by the Bears, has been ordered by a judge to install an ignition interlock breathalyzer in his car.

Benson was arrested for DUI in the day preceding his release. In May, he was arrested for boating while intoxicated.

Benson also must take alcohol counseling courses as a condition of his bail.

http://www.profootballtalk.com/category/rumor-mill/

Specnatz
06-23-2008, 12:49 PM
I sincerely hope that the installation of a "blow and go" in his car will wake him up.

Free-agent running back Cedric Benson, the fourth overall pick in the 2005 draft who was cut earlier this month by the Bears, has been ordered by a judge to install an ignition interlock breathalyzer in his car.

Benson was arrested for DUI in the day preceding his release. In May, he was arrested for boating while intoxicated.

Benson also must take alcohol counseling courses as a condition of his bail.

http://www.profootballtalk.com/category/rumor-mill/



Keep a balloon in the car? :hides:

The Pencil Neck
06-23-2008, 01:35 PM
Keep a balloon in the car? :hides:

Just pay someone on the street to blow for him.

Texan_Bill
06-23-2008, 01:41 PM
Just pay someone on the street to blow for him.

That didn't work out all that well for Eugene Robinson when he was with Atlanta in the Super Bowl (Miami).

The Pencil Neck
06-23-2008, 02:11 PM
That didn't work out all that well for Eugene Robinson when he was with Atlanta in the Super Bowl (Miami).

The way you word the question when you ask for someone to do that is very important.

Very.

Important.

drewmar74
06-23-2008, 02:22 PM
The way you word the question when you ask for someone to do that is very important.

Very.

Important.

Wow. You certainly said a mouthful.

threetoedpete
06-25-2008, 01:20 PM
Personally I believe that it has it's roots in the constant UT crying and whining about the Texans not taking their players and particularly about them not taking Vince Young.

I don't have a lot of college football interest. Apart from it being the source of all NFL players it doesn't hold a lot of interest for me. I follow UH a little bit and Rice. I keep up with the rest of the "Texas Teams" to a lesser degree because they're from Texas but I don't live and die with longhorns or aggies. College rivalries are easy for me to ignore.

Having said that I was really excited by the UT program when they beat USC in the Rose Bowl and I was thinking (Vince being a junior at that time) wouldn't it be cool if we could pick Bush this year and then get Vince when he comes out next year. In hindsight I know how stupid that thought looks but at the time I was very interested in him and hoped he'd stay another season in school to make it possible. He didn't and the longhorn fans descended on the Texans like one of the biblical plagues. By the time the Texans took Mario I was praying that the longhorn loving S.O.B.'s would just leave now that their golden boy was in Nashville. Of course they didn't and we're still hearing that crap out of them from time to time.

I believe that if longhorn fans find that they and their team are hated around Houston Texans fans and websites by some or just treated badly in a very general way then they should understand that they, or their fellow fans earned that and made their own bed. They just crammed that Vince Young crap down our throats to the point where many of us just tune them out.

Also for the record I was interested in Benson back in the day (look how that turned out) and I wanted the Texans to take Derrick Johnson badly. I have no problem with UT players (or at least I "had" no problem with them) and I am pulling for the big guy to be a major steal this year. I just started feeling like listening to a UT fan was like listening to a really obnoxious Cowboys fan who happened to be wearing an orange shirt.

Carage return please.

threetoedpete
06-25-2008, 01:28 PM
Why in the world would we need Cedric Benson?

We already have Ahman Green, Chris Taylor, Darius Walker, Chris Brown, and Steve Slaton

They lose Amen, Taylor, CB, SS, all of whom have an injury history btw...Ced is an option. I wouldn't be shocked at all if they lose any combination of the Rb's and they are in trouble early in the schedule. Now they do not. Circumstances might change rapidly with this crew.

Texecutioner
06-25-2008, 01:32 PM
Why do I get the feeling that he's going to pop up at a press conference with Jim Brown, talking about how he's the victim in all of this and that he needs a chance with a team that believes in him? Man, I can see it now...

Wow! Do you have a crystal ball or something?

I could totally see it. You already know that as soon as Jim Brown gets involved the player he is helping is doomed, and yes Jim Brown will be there.

Do you remember the last person that Brown was mentoring? You got it! Maurice Clarrett! We all saw how that one went.