Ox Posted December 15, 2008 Report Share Posted December 15, 2008 Benson shows why team wants him backBy Chick Ludwig | Monday, December 15, 2008, 12:47 AMFAST, STRONG AND SMOOTH,BENSON DESERVES NEW DEALCincinnati Bengals tailback Cedric Benson called the victory over the Washington Redskins a sign of things to come in 2009.“We don’t have any playoff hopes,” he said, “so you’re working to propel us into next season. We’ve shown so many good signs at times. It’s kind of a sneak peek at what we can be.”Benson, operating on a one-year contract, showed why the club wants him back next season.He put his versatility on display, rolling up 161 all-purpose yards (73 rushing, 88 receiving), including a 79-yard screen pass from QB Ryan Fitzpatrick in which he followed his blockers, darted through traffic and accelerated down the sideline.Benson runs with passion, showing excellent vision and contact balance on runs between the tackles as he plows through the line of scrimmage.He has the ability to make the first defender miss with shifty, powerful moves.He breaks arm tackles, has quick acceleration and finishes his runs with a good body lean that keeps his momentum going forward as he fights for extra yards after first contact.Elsewhere, WLB Brandon Johnson was injured at 10:32 of the fourth quarter when he suffered a blow to the head, but he returned to the game and tied FS Chris Crocker for team-high honors with 10 tackles.http://www.daytondailynews.com/o/content/s...m_wants_hi.html Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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