Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Poll: Most disappointing offensive player
By Jamison Hensley
With three teams having winning records in the division, there are a lot of positives in the AFC North these days. But for the sake of this blog, let's take a moment to look at some players who have yet to live up to expectations this season.
Here are the candidates for the most disappointing offensive players in the AFC North:
- Bengals running back Cedric Benson: He's been held below 65 yards in four of six games this season. His 3.9 yards-per-carry ranks 36th in the NFL.
- Browns running back Peyton Hillis: Strep throat forced him to miss one game and a hamstring injury limited him in another. He is averaging 52.8 yards per game, which is 26th in the league.
- Ravens wide receiver Lee Evans: An ankle injury has made this deep threat a non-factor in the Ravens passing attack. He has two forgettable catches for 45 yards.
- Steelers offensive tackle Jonathan Scott: He was supposed to hold down the left tackle spot after Pittsburgh cut Max Starks and Flozell Adams. Instead, Scott has allowed 3.5 sacks and has been penalized three times for holding in five games.
So, who is the most disappointing offensive player in the division? Go ahead and register your vote and/or let me know what you think in the comments section below. I'll follow up by the end of the week.