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Hold onto the damn ball Benson

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  1. Bill says:

    You are exactly right. I read recently — from Joe Reedy I think, can’t find it again, sorry — where Cedric himself said that his problems last year were caused by 1) not holding the ball high and tight, and 2) trying to do more than he should.

    Ordinarily I would hammer him for #2. But given how putridly ineffective the passing game was last year, I get it.

  2. Bill says:

    Here it is: http://cincinnati.com/blogs/bengals/2011/08/04/benson-back-to-practice/

    On his troubles last season when he lost five of seven fumbles: “It’s a simple thing. You’ve got to keep it tight to your body at all times. There really is no excuse for it. I’ve really just got to keep the ball tight and close to me at all times. I may have gotten a little lackadaisical with that last season trying to make things happen or trying to do things that I didn’t need to do. At times I was trying to make a play when all I needed to do was put my pads down and move forward.”