Well if we're following the 2010 recipe for greatness we're off to a great start! Step 1: Lose games you shouldn't lose in bizarre way. Check! Step 2: Lose significant players to random injuries. Check! Step 3: Take NFL by storm late in the year, win the Super Bowl while simultaneously tanking B93's royalty budget one Ric Flair WHOOOO! at a time. Status: pending.
So yeah in case you missed it, it was announced late last night that Benson suffered a Lisfranc foot injury that will have him out 8 weeks in a best case scenario. What is a Lisfranc injury you might ask? Well click play above and have my man Dr. Brian Weatherby give you the blow by blow! Honest question: of the 3,000 views on this video, what percentage are NFL fans or fantasy football owners? 2,998? The other 2 being Dr. Brian Weatherby and his wife? Or maybe 'Dr.' Brian Weatherby is just a fantasy football owner trying to inform people why they need to pick up Alex Green this morning? In any case this is certainly a setback and based on what we saw without Cedric Benson in the lineup in the second half we either need to make a move or at the very least start to trust our young backs. Because right now Mike McCarthy is calling plays like he's on Madden. Deep pass, deep pass, deep pass, deep pass. It's time to start running the ball a bit, work in a screen play here or there and integrate those 5 yard slants we used to use to paper cut people to death.
Also it's time to trade for Steven Jackson. Rams are shopping him and you can probably get him for a 3rd round pick. Guy has been rotting in St. Louis for years. He can grind it out and close games but he can also catch the ball out of the backfield. The fact that he's available, Benson is hurt and the Packers are trying to salvage a season is like when one of those long pieces comes in Tetris. Just guide that puppy over to the far left or right Ted and we'll be set.