The Law Firm was a solid signing for the Bengals. Some people balk at his ability, but there is nothing that shows he won’t produce in Cincinnati. He’s had a limited amount of carries in New England, so he’s football fresh. When given a lot of opportunities, he’s produced. He also had a combined 24 rushing touchdowns in 2010 and 2011. That’s 7 more than all of the Bengals’ running backs combined in the same time period. He’s a solid performer and will thrive with the upgraded line. Add in the fact that he has never fumbled, what’s not to love?
He will see an increased workload this season, probably the largest of his career. He will also be called on to catch passes out of the backfield, which he did well with in limited receptions. For his career, he averages 11.2 yards per catch. That’s a better number than any Bengals’ running back has produced recently.
2012 Prediction- 1,200 rushing yards, 300 receiving yards, 12 touchdowns