Friday, August 19, 2005

"After missing all of training camp, we want to make it abundantly clear that the Chicago Bears have made their best and final offer to Cedric Benson."

Well it appears that maybe my boy Jerry Angelo does have a hair on his backside. It seems he has played Cedric's games long enough, and I for one couldn't agree with him more. That's a scary thought since I have maintianed for a few years now that our beloved Bears won't win jack until he is fired, but on this one I am with him 100%. It's apparent to me, with the published offers the Bears have made, that they offered a fair and reasonable contract. Virtually splitting the difference between the contracts that Braylon Edwards got at #3, and the contract Cadillac Williams got at #4.

It seems the Benson camp is wanting a contract more like the contract the Chargers gave Philip Rivers, the number 4 pick, last year. Cedric, heres some advice, you're not a QB, and traditionally QB's always get more money than RB. I highly suggest that you remember your agent, Eugene Parker, works for you, not the other way around. Order him to get the deal done, and sign it. Otherwise you may sit out and re-enter the draft next year. Good luck with that dude. Good luck getting picked this high next year, especially when you have sat out for the entire season, and would then have the reputation as a player that can't be signed. You claimed on draft day that you didn't want to be labled as a Ricky Williams clone, but from what Bear fans, players and management have seen, is that you are exactly like Ricky Williams.

Personally, I say to heck with him. Time to move on. We haven't had a decent running back in the past 12 years and we can manage another season without one. Three things are perfectly clear to me...

1) Crying on draft day. At first I thought it showed alot of heart, and was overcome with emotion by realizing a childhood dream. Clearly that's not the case.
2)Any drafted player that could possibly have affected the outcome of his contract has already signed, some weeks ago, the numbers are what they are.
3) It is clear to me that Cedric Benson has no desire to play for the Chicago Bears.

So to this I say we give him his wish, and let him sit out the season. Good luck Cedric.