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Old 10-12-2009   #1
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Default Anyone Here Still Think Not Signing Benson Wasn't A Mistake?

Suppose Ced could have gotten a yard against the Cards?

Dude leads the league in rushing yards.

1. Cedric Benson CIN 487
2. Adrian Peterson MIN 481
3. Chris Johnson TEN 468
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He saw an opportunity for more carries in Cincinnati, both teams made offers, he took the bigger workload because it gives him a better chance to showcase for his next contract in 2 years.

Its easy to look back now and call it a mistake.
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Its easy to look back now and call it a mistake.
Some of us called it a mistake then. Just sayin'....
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Some of us called it a mistake then. Just sayin'....
If my memory serves me correctly, the Bengals offered him more money that the Texans did.
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If my memory serves me correctly, the Bengals offered him more money that the Texans did.
More money and more carries.
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If my memory serves me correctly, the Bengals offered him more money that the Texans did.
Not much more.
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When Benson signed his Bengals deal he was looking at his NEXT contract. Thats why he signed for just 2 years with a team offering a starting job and more carries.
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Suppose Ced could have gotten a yard against the Cards?

Dude leads the league in rushing yards.

1. Cedric Benson CIN 487
2. Adrian Peterson MIN 481
3. Chris Johnson TEN 468
4. Steven Jackson STL 451
5. Ahmad Bradshaw NYG 375
you gonna bring the entire bengal O plus O coaching staff? don't think the problem is the RB. that's way to simple.
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If my memory serves me correctly, the Bengals offered him more money that the Texans did.
That was the second go round between seasons. The Texans could have had him as a street free agent during the season last year. They could have done a relatively low two year contract, non-guaranteed. Teams do that all of the time. There would be no risk if he didn't work out. The Texans had him in, but they didn't like the cut of his jib. Beer drinker you know.

Smithiak would pour millions into Ahman Green who had no future but wouldn't risk a few hundred thousand on Benson, who had a chance at a future. Again, this was before the Bengals pcked him up the first time.
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When Benson signed his Bengals deal he was looking at his NEXT contract. Thats why he signed for just 2 years with a team offering a starting job and more carries.
Not sure what that means.

Benson would have come to the Texans for a little more money.

To me, back in March, it was a no-brainer. And now, watching this organization trying to run a dud like Chris Brown up the middle and not getting a yard, it's even more obvious Smithiak screwed the pooch on the deal.

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you gonna bring the entire bengal O plus O coaching staff? don't think the problem is the RB. that's way to simple.
Do you really think the league's leading rusher wouldn't be a good addition to the team?
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you gonna bring the entire bengal O plus O coaching staff? don't think the problem is the RB. that's way to simple.
Now your point is one I can agree with. The Texans have a bigger problem than just lack of a power running back.

Still, I'm betting Ced could have gotten the yard against the Cards.
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Now your point is one I can agree with. The Texans have a bigger problem than just lack of a power running back.

Still, I'm betting Ced could have gotten the yard against the Cards.
Power running back? It is starting to look like theTexans could use help for Slaton as the full time running back.
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Do you really think the league's leading rusher wouldn't be a good addition to the team?
will the little holes open up to lanes just because benson is in the backfield? cassell was a baller in NE last year, not so much in KC this year. see my point? don't think anyone on that list has the same numbers in our O. same benson who bear fans would spit on.
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Power running back? It is starting to look like theTexans could use help for Slaton as the full time running back.
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Yep.

And even with the great season Slaton had last year, nobody with any sense thought it was a guarantee he would repeat his success this year.

Benson would have been happy to be back in Texas and he was looking for a little more money.

The Texans have overpaid a hell of a lot worse than Ced. They could have sweetened the pot a little bit.

Dumb move.
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will the little holes open up to lanes just because benson is in the backfield? cassell was a baller in NE last year, not so much in KC this year. see my point? don't think anyone on that list has the same numbers in our O. same benson who bear fans would spit on.
p.s. what happened to randy moss in oakland?
The Texans O-line has had its issues this season, but Slaton hasn't been hitting the holes he's been given a lot of the time either.
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I'll wait till Jacquizz Rodgers comes out....hopefully the Texans will see his potential then what UT, A&M, and all other Texas schools ignored to see...ask Cushing, even he had problems with him.
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Cedric Benson would not have made any difference on that last play. There was nothing there. It was not the running back's fault.
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Yep.

And even with the great season Slaton had last year, nobody with any sense thought it was a guarantee he would repeat his success this year.

Benson would have been happy to be back in Texas and he was looking for a little more money.

The Texans have overpaid a hell of a lot worse than Ced. They could have sweetened the pot a little bit.

Dumb move.

It wasn't about the money on THIS contract. It was about OPPORTUNITY. He stands to make more money in 2 years when he's a free agent as a starter for these next 2 years getting 20+ carries with the Bengals than here as a backup getting maaaaybbe 10+ carries a game. It wasn't about the few hundred thousand dollar difference between CIN and HOU's offers. It was the 100-200 carries difference over the next 2 years.
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will the little holes open up to lanes just because benson is in the backfield? cassell was a baller in NE last year, not so much in KC this year. see my point? don't think anyone on that list has the same numbers in our O. same benson who bear fans would spit on.
It is impossible to improve the running game without a new o-line and coaching staff? Sounds like the passing game with Carr at QB and Capers coaching.

The Texans are in worse shape than I thought if that is true.
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