It’s about time we hear this great Eno Benjamin news from the Arizona Cardinals.
Finally, after waiting nearly three years, the Arizona Cardinals are getting their wits about them and potentially giving a significant amount of playing time to Eno Benajmin, the team’s 2020 seventh-round pick.
In a recent article by CBS, Kliff Kingsbury commented on the improvement that Benjamin has made. In addition, Kingsbury made the remark that Benajmin has the traits to become a “starting running back.”
As an Eno Benajmin-truther ever since he was picked, I have been like the infamous Bernie Sanders meme. “I am once again asking you to play Eno Benjamin.” It’s such a refreshing feeling to see this. Benjamin has the skillset to become an effective player just like another former seventh-round pick LaRod Stephens-Howling.
Arizona Cardinals would be wise to play Eno Benjamin as RB1 “B” option
This isn’t an article saying that James Conner should be relegated to the bench for the entire season. Benjamin would need to prove that he could take over Conner’s role.
However, when a guy of Benjamin’s frame can deliver hits like that, and he’s not being used, it’s a football crime.
James Conner isn’t known anymore for his workhorse days, and a split role with Benajmin to increase the effectiveness of both would be an ideal thing for the Cardinals to do.
Let’s face it; Conner’s got a big target on his back now after performing at a near-historic rate inside the 10-yard line last season. So would teams know what to expect in a three tight end set with Benajmin in the backfield?
Combined with Murray’s dual-threat skills, the Cardinals need to implement this more often to increase scoring efficiency inside the red zone.
It’s time to play Eno more.