Goatwhacker wrote:I don't think the Bears drafted Benson to ride the bench. I would stay away from Jones unless you are looking for a guy as a #4 back to help you out early. Over the season I see Benson getting most of the carries and Jones falling into the A-Train role if the Bears history is any indication.
I was totally in agreement with this until lately. All the talk around here is how there is a stumbling block in signing Benson, even after Smith has signed. The Bears feel they have offered a more than fair contract, and meanwhile Jones is getting ALL the reps with the first team. Put it all together and it doesn't sound good for Big Ced to get any quality time this year. Even if he does, the lack of training camp heightens the chance of an injury, so watch for that as well. Jones is the guy to get here, but not too early.