Posts Tagged ‘Rashaan Salaam’

CEDRIC BENSON’S SUCKAGE IS EQUAL TO ANYONE

June 10, 2008

CEDRIC BENSON

The Chicago Bears today released troubled running back Cedric Benson who was arrested twice this offseason.

Benson is the latest in a string of bust running backs drafted by the Bears. Curtis Enis and Rashaan Salaam were both superstar college runners who flamed out and busted in their NFL careers after being high Chicago draft picks.

What’s amazing is in a side-by-side comparison of their statistics, Benson was JUST AS UNPRODUCTIVE as either Enis or Salaam despite being drafted higher (fourth) in the first round.

Look at the career stats. Benson is just as big a failure as either Enis or Salaam:

CEDRIC BENSON

Career Rushing Yards: 1593

Yards Per Carry: 3.8

Career Games/Starts: 35/12

Career Receptions: 26

Career TD’s: 10

CURTIS ENIS

Career Rushing Yards: 1497

Yards Per Carry: 3.3

Career Games/Starts: 36/18

Career Receptions: 59

Career TD’s: 6

 

RASHAAN SALAAM

Career Yards: 1684

Yards Per Carry: 3.6

Career Games/Starts: 33/21

Career Receptions: 16

Career TD’s: 14

 

 Conclusion: Cedric Benson actually ran for fewer career yards with the Bears than Rashaan Salaam (who was on an SI list of top 25 draft busts EVER.) He also started barely half as many games.

Benson also played in less games and had half as many career receptions as Curtis Enis.

BENSON JERSEY: GET EM WHILE THEY LAST

MARIJUANA USE AFFECTS MEMORY (OF FORMER NFL RUNNING BACKS)

May 24, 2008

RASHAAN SALAAM

Pro Football Talk came up with this great item:

Somebody got the genius idea recently to interview former Chicago Bears running back Rashaan Salaam about current Chicago Bears running back Cedric Benson and his so-far wasted career.

After all, Salaam was one of the players on a list by ESPN.com featuring “The Worst Draft Picks in 25 Years” and you could probably make the argument that so far Benson has been a bigger failure than Salaam.

Salaam mentioned his well-known use of marijuana. He claims “everybody” in the league smokes pot and denied it contributed to his failed NFL career. Fine. Except www.profootballtalk.com dug up an interview from 2003 where Salaam clearly thought differently. At the time Salaam said,

 

“It really took the life out of me. It took away my love for football.  My love turned toward the weed.  That’s not the person I really am, you know what I’m saying.  I want to play football, not smoke weed all my life.  My life got away from me.”