Bengals Training Camp Preview: Running Backs

July 4, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Both the success and failure of the Cincinnati Bengals will weigh on the emergence of a balanced offense.  Teams will be prepared for a strong running game— regardless if Cedric Benson or Bernard Scott carry the backfield (pending Ced’s new legal challenges). 
Nonetheless, in order to keep the balance— should the passing game emerge—the Bengals’ offensive line will ultimately need to open up the running lanes for the Cincinnati running backs while protecting Palmer.
The 2009 rushing offense for the Bengals averaged 128.5 yards per game on the ground— which was good enough for ninth in the NFL.  Conversely, the passing game averaged 180.6 yards per game which was a paltry 26th in the NFL.  This means several things with the moves made during the 2010 offseason regarding the passing game — either there will be a drop in ruhing yards because of the emergent passing game, or more rushing yards because of the lacklust...

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