Saying the Bengals need some extra help at the running back position is saying that the sun will come up in the morning. BenJarvus Green-Ellis did a pretty good job for the Bengals in 2012, but he isn't the kind of running back that is considered a homerun threat. He grinds it out between the tackles and his specialty is short-yardage situations and in the red zone. The Bengals still need a running back like Green-Ellis, even if watching him run can be boring at times, but they also need somebody to help move the ball in big chunks down the field that has more speed.
According to Geoff Hobson, they don't need a compliment to Green-Ellis, but a "compliment-plus" due to the fact that whatever running back they draft needs to not only be able to move the ball on the outside, but they need to be able to run between the tackles as well. Bengals running backs coach Jim Anderson wants a guy that can be the team's No. 1 back if Green-Ellis was to go down.
Bengals Not Just Looking For A Speed Back To Compliment BenJarvus Green-Ellis
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