Sunday, February 10, 2013
Green-Ellis thinking positive
By AJ Mass
In the second half of last season, everything finally seemed to fall into place for BenJarvus Green-Ellis. The Cincinnati Bengals running back saw his production increase to 4.5 yards per carry and 86.7 yards per game thanks to his heeding the advice of mentor Jim Anderson.
But after the season, Anderson retired and the team brought in Hue Jackson to fill the void. Green-Ellis told the Cincinnati Enquirer that he was feeling good about Jackson being appointed as the team's new running backs coach. "I'm happy for Hue and eager to see what type of things he brings to the run game. I've talked to him and am excited about the upcoming season."
Green-Ellis is alone in the Bengals backfield with those feelings, simply because he is actually alone in the backfield. Both Bernard Scott and Brian Leonard are unrestricted free agents, so if the team decides to fill those vacant roster spots via the draft as opposed to pursuing the likes of Danny Woodhead, Reggie Bush or Felix Jones, then the Lawfirm's fantasy owners will surely be feeling good as well.