Look, while I agree this has hardly been a banner year for Benny, or Adu, one thing has to be kept in mind. NE and Philly are out of it. Literally. Like in baseball (when the actually expand the rosters in September), this is the perfect time of year for teams who are out of it to look at what younger players can do. The coach knows what the guys who have been starting can do. He knows the team isn't playoff bound, so he gives some of the younger guys a chance to develop. Not saying this is 100% the reason Benny and Freddy got benched, but I suspect it has something to do with it. Now, when next season rolls around, and they are still on the bench, that is trouble.