|10-04-2012, 01:16 PM||#1|
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Bengals RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis Concerned About His Fumbles
Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis went 589 touches without a fumble.
Green-Ellis now has three fumbles in his last 28 touches, something he is not accustomed to, Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
“Obviously there are ball security issues I have to tighten up. It has been terrible the last couple weeks,” Green-Ellis said. “I have to tighten it up especially for us to win games. The No.1 thing that correlates to losing is turnovers and I have to do a better job.”
“It’s very uncharacteristic of him. It’s not in his history. It’s not in his DNA. But sometimes they happen,” offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said. “Obviously coach (Jim) Anderson’s on him, we’re on him, he’s on himself and hopefully it doesn’t continue. It can’t continue because obviously he’s a feature back. It can’t continue or he won’t be a feature back.”
While head coach Marvin Lewis maintains that the fumbles are more physical than mental, there does come a certain time, when they come in bunches, where you do question if it is more mental.
Added Gruden: “It’s kind of like when you get the yips in your putting, missing those three-footers. You don’t miss one for four rounds and all of a sudden you miss six in the same round. I think he’s very conscious about it, and he’s working at it. He’s been a dependable guy for the majority of his career, and we’re not going to give up on him. We’re going to assume this is just a fluke and he’ll get through it.”
Source: The Redzone
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