June 23, 2017

Cedric Benson can lead the Bengals

At times in the past few seasons there was never a clear leader of the Cincinnati Bengals. You would think Carson Palmer would have taken that role, or Chad Ochocinco. Sometimes, they would flirt with that role but they never actually did any leading. Now, the Bengals may have a leader and he is not even under contract.

Cedric Benson is working out with fellow Bengals players in the middle of this lockout even though he is not even officially a Bengal. Here is what Jordan Palmer had to say about Benson:

“Cedric wants to be more than the guy who gets the ball in the backfield. He wants to be a leader. He wants to be the identity of the team and the franchise, and I’m all for that.”

Me too Jordan. After all, we have seen Benson lead the Bengals to victory over division rivals Steelers and Ravens. Now maybe he can lead the Bengals over the rest of the NFL. Below is video of Benson highlights, just because it is awesome.



  1. I don’t have a problem with Ced. I have a problem with the way they’ve been using him. Benson would be best as a closer type, something like Jerome Bettis was in Pittsburgh, racking up yardage in the fourth quarter. Unfortunately, the Bengals used Benson at the expense of Bernard Scott last year, and I think Scott’s performance warrants more touches. It would also be nice to see Benson protect the football better in 2011. He had too many fumbles last year.

  2. Nate, I do think Scott is exciting, but I also think the fact the Bengals tried to go back to passing the ball more with a terrible playbook hurt more. When the Bengals last one the division, they did it on Benson’s back and he more than handled the load.