Sunday, August 30, 2009

ACU Ex Factor

On the same night his younger brother, Daryl Richardson, debuted for ACU with 9 carries for 31 yards in the big win over Northwest Missouri State, Bernard Scott led all RBs in the Bengals 24-21 loss to St. Louis with 8 rushes for 54 yards, an average of 6.8 yards per carry.

Bernard, who fumbled twice in 600+ touches during two seasons at ACU, lost the ball Thursday night thanks in part to Rams DE Victor Adeyanju, who - judging by this picture - has a bright future as a chiropractor if he doesn't make the team out of training camp.

The Cincinnati Enquirer beat writer says Bernard has moved to No. 2 on the Bengals' depth chart at RB behind Cedric Benson.

Sunday night, Johnny Knox made his lone catch in Chicago's win over the Denver Broncos a big one, hauling in a 43-yard pass on 3rd down to lead the Bears' to a game-clinching touchdown in a 27-17 win at Invesco Field at Mile High (which, by the by, remains the worst massacre of a formerly great stadium name). The game was shown on NBC, and Cris Collinsworth gushed over Johnny's speed and potential. Nice nugget from Al Michaels, too, about the Bears taking Knox with the draft pick they got from Denver in the Jay Cutler trade.

The Bears' other former Wildcat, Danieal Manning, has yet to see the field in the preseason as he continues to nurse an injured hamstring. Coach Thomsen loves to talk about Danieal's character even more than his ability. Here's a good article highlighting both.

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