Sep 29, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) turns to hand off the ball during the first quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
For the last couple of years the Bengals have brought in guys with the likes of Cedric Benson and BenJarvus Green-Ellis to try to salvage what is left of our nonexistent running game. I know it seems rash on my part towards BenJarvus Green-Ellis, but 3.3 yards per carry is not going to get the job done. I am not in any way, shape or form blasting Green-Ellis or Benson, but they are more fill-in backs rather than a guy you want to build you team around.
So what is the answer? Is it getting another back in the draft; Or could it be as simple of having another person on the roster fill in? Either way there needs to be an immediate change.
Now, I know what you all are about to say. “Well, what about Gio? Give Gio the ball? Gio this, Gio that”. Yes, we all have noticed the immediate presence that Giovani Bernard has had on this team. And while that is a great, nice and dandy, he only has 32 career carries. Is that really a big enough sample size to just had over a job? No. He needs more help. So this takes us back to my prior question. Where is the answer?
It is in no-one other than Cedric Peerman.