Has Cedric Benson Really Become An Elite Back?

Posted: 26th October 2009 by Ari Horing in NFL
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The fact that I have to address this question is exactly what is wrong with theánotion of theárunning back position in the NFL. Over a year ago, I wrote an article where I compared every opening day starter in 2007 to their primary backup. After researching and analyzing the statistics, I found that 25 out of the 32 opening-day starting NFL running backs were replaceable with running backs on their own team. I concluded that 11 backups outperformed their starters, with 14 performing as well as their starters.á Not surprisingly, 21 of the starters from 2007áhave been replaced. Cedric Benson was one of the starters replaceable then, and despite leading the league in rushing, he definitely still is now. Has Benson improved? Yes, but that shouldnÆt surprise anyone, because generally exper ...

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