Sixxgunn wrote:No reason whatsoever to play either Blake or Benson. Neither one of these guys have gotten nearly enough 1st team reps, and that played heavily on Lovie's decision not to play them. That is going to change during this bye week though. Besides, you can't really take away from Jones when he is playing as well as or better than any RB in the league right now. Benson would hurt rather than help this team if they tried to inject him into this offense right now.
I have to disagree with you on this, Sixxgunn. Jones had a good day but was hardly a dominant runner. In general the O-line was opening up some nice holes and Jones was doing a good job getting through them. A lot of Jones yards were on draw plays when the Bears got behind and the Bengals were playing pass.
In several series though, Jones wasn't running that hot, getting 2 or 3 yards at a crack and leaving the Bears with 3rd and long on multiple occasions. I have no idea whether Benson could have done better but I don't think Jones was the answer at that point in the game.
The bottom line is that the Bears will be better with two good backs than one, and Lovie may as well start moving towards that goal.