Who Has the Edge in Cincinnati Bengals’ Running Back Battle?

August 27, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Cincinnati Bengals running back situation in 2013 is taking on a far different look than in years past. For the first time—in what seems like an eternity—the Bengals have decided to go with a true committee approach in the backfield.
Plans of this nature had been in the works earlier in the Marvin Lewis era; however, due to unfortunate circumstances, they never came to fruition.

This year, incumbent starter BenJarvus Green-Ellis will be paired with the exciting addition of rookie Giovani Bernard to complete a "thunder and lightning" approach to the Bengals' running game.
Both of these players have vastly different running styles, and the Bengals coaching staff thinks that they are a perfect combination and coexistence will be easy. However, one thing remains uncertain—how many opportunities will each of these players get once the regular season begins?
The battle for the starting position on the Bengals' roster is not in jeopardy....

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