Enjoy an Ads-Free Jets Insider - Become a Jets Insider VIP!
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 59

Thread: Jets touched base with Cedric Benson

  1. #1
    Hall Of Fame
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    SoFla
    Posts
    17,782
    Post Thanks / Like

    Jets touched base with Cedric Benson

    Interdasting.

    Free agent Cedric Benson revealed Tuesday that the Packers have joined the Raiders in "checking" on his status this summer.

    Benson also indicated the Jets touched base "way earlier" in the summer. Out of touch with his market value entering his age-29 season, Benson "made it pretty clear" to SiriusXM radio's Adam Schein that he's holding out for more than the veteran minimum salary. Unless the Seahawks get desperate in the wake of Marshawn Lynch's DUI arrest, he's not going to get his wish. The Packers' interest is proof that the team hasn't closed the door on a veteran backfield addition.
    Source: Adam Schein on Twitter
    Jul 17 - 2:41 PM

  2. #2
    Board Moderator
    Jets Insider VIP

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    SF via Strong Island
    Posts
    29,336
    Post Thanks / Like
    Interesting; perfect Tanny guy...he's got low mileage, is that right? He looked awesome dropping 167 yards against the Jets in that playoff game...been a while tho

  3. #3
    Jets Insider VIP
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    6,092
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by WestCoastOffensive View Post
    Interesting; perfect Tanny guy...he's got low mileage, is that right? He looked awesome dropping 167 yards against the Jets in that playoff game...been a while tho
    I can't see the Jets interest in Cedric Benson. He offers them nothing different than what they have at RB. Cedric Benson makes Shonn Greene as a pass catcher look like the second coming of darren sproles. Not to mention he has fumbled more than any Rb the last two years.

    Raiders I could see the interest . Brings something different to their Rb committee. (short yardage)

  4. #4
    Hall Of Fame
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Funkytown
    Posts
    24,935
    Post Thanks / Like
    I would pass.

    The Bengals have a pretty good OL and Benson averaged less than 4 yards per carry.

    He's not a good receiver out of the backfield either.

    I don't see the benefit at this point.

    I would have rather had Addai.

  5. #5
    Veteran
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Somerville, New Jersey, United States
    Posts
    1,476
    Post Thanks / Like
    i want him. he's better then Greene, and I actually like Greene.

  6. #6
    All Pro
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Upper East Side
    Posts
    6,655
    Post Thanks / Like
    Theoretically he could contribute but he's very similar in style to Shonn Greene so I'd be surprised if we added him.

    We need a 3rd down back.

  7. #7
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    898
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Raider9175 View Post
    I can't see the Jets interest in Cedric Benson. He offers them nothing different than what they have at RB. Cedric Benson makes Shonn Greene as a pass catcher look like the second coming of darren sproles. Not to mention he has fumbled more than any Rb the last two years.

    Raiders I could see the interest . Brings something different to their Rb committee. (short yardage)
    Benson would become a perfect back in regards to keeping Darren McFadden healthy. He's a work horse.

  8. #8
    Hall Of Fame
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    18,659
    Post Thanks / Like
    Jets need to touch base with Jim Leonhard.

    As for Benson, I wouldn't go much higher than the minimum. But I do think he is better than Greene.

  9. #9
    Hall Of Fame
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Mendham, NJ
    Posts
    12,070
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by NY2FLDWC85 View Post
    Benson would become a perfect back in regards to keeping Darren McFadden healthy. He's a work horse.
    Are you spamming the board with the same response in every thread?....LOL

  10. #10
    All Pro
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Boynton Beach, FL
    Posts
    8,896
    Post Thanks / Like
    Heres how the exchange went.

    Tanny dials the phone:

    "Hey Cedric. Mike Tannenbaum here. I wanted to touch base. Do you still suck as a professional running back?

    Benson:"Yes, didnt you watch tape from last year. Im awful."

    Click.

  11. #11
    Hall Of Fame
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Jerseystrong
    Posts
    18,172
    Post Thanks / Like
    Much better than Greene???

    LOL they are the same exact player, except that Greene isn't a total jackass.

    This blurb clearly shows the Jets don't have any real interest in Benson, which is wise of them.

  12. #12
    Hall Of Fame
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    SoFla
    Posts
    17,782
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Joe W. Namath View Post
    Heres how the exchange went.

    Tanny dials the phone:

    "Hey Cedric. Mike Tannenbaum here. I wanted to touch base. Do you still suck as a professional running back?

    Benson:"Yes, didnt you watch tape from last year. Im awful."

    Click.
    God, you're getting more unfunny by the minute.

  13. #13
    Hall Of Fame
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Jerseystrong
    Posts
    18,172
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Joe W. Namath View Post
    Heres how the exchange went.

    Tanny dials the phone:

    "Hey Cedric. Mike Tannenbaum here. I wanted to touch base. Do you still suck as a professional running back?

    Benson:"Yes, didnt you watch tape from last year. Im awful."

    Click.
    LOL

    Perfect.

  14. #14
    Board Moderator
    Jets Insider VIP

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    SF via Strong Island
    Posts
    29,336
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by sec.101row23 View Post
    Are you spamming the board with the same response in every thread?....LOL
    He's trying to get leaner and meaner. From small acorns...

  15. #15
    Board Moderator
    Jets Insider VIP

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    SF via Strong Island
    Posts
    29,336
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Joe W. Namath View Post
    Heres how the exchange went.

    Tanny dials the phone:

    "Hey Cedric. Mike Tannenbaum here. I wanted to touch base. Do you still suck as a professional running back?

    Benson:"Yes, didnt you watch tape from last year. Im awful."

    Click.
    Do you have the part where he laughs at Bart Scott as he gains 167 yards in a playoff game?

  16. #16
    All Pro
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Boynton Beach, FL
    Posts
    8,896
    Post Thanks / Like
    Do you have the part where he laughs at Bart Scott as he gains 167 yards in a playoff game?
    No, but I have the part where I laugh at him as in the last 2 years he has averaged 3.5 and 3.9 yards a carry.

    The guy is awful. There is a reason he is without a job.

  17. #17
    Board Moderator
    Jets Insider VIP

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    SF via Strong Island
    Posts
    29,336
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Joe W. Namath View Post
    No, but I have the part where I laugh at him as in the last 2 years he has averaged 3.5 and 3.9 yards a carry.

    The guy is awful. There is a reason he is without a job.
    yes he's awful enough to interest tanny, who did not wait to "touch base". He's not some pencil mark you can erase; he's a real person with real feelings behind a real face mask.

  18. #18
    All Pro
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    6,320
    Post Thanks / Like
    PASS

    Another back that only gets what the line serves up for him.

  19. #19
    All League
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    3,994
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by NY2FLDWC85 View Post
    Benson would become a perfect back in regards to keeping Darren McFadden healthy. He's a work horse.
    I agree. Let him put on a Raiders jersey and become EXPLOSIVE again

  20. #20
    Hall Of Fame
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    24,964
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by DDNYjets View Post
    Jets need to touch base with Jim Leonhard.

    As for Benson, I wouldn't go much higher than the minimum. But I do think he is better than Greene.
    Tebow can do everything Leonhard can, and more.

    Jets need a young RB, not these old guys.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Follow Us