The trouble is, Jones was only responsible for 14 of those yards, and it took him six carries to reach that unimpressive total. He now has just 17 yards on 10 rushes in two exhibition games, a far cry from the consistent production he showed last season when he single-handedly carried the offense at times. Jones was outrushed on Thursday night by P.J. Pope, Adrian Peterson, Andre Hall, and Keith Belton, and both Hall and Belton did it with fewer carries.
Even Rex Grossman refers to Jones as the emotional leader of the offense, but until his numbers are on par with that level of emotion once again, the Bears will struggle to put points on the board. It's hard to get too worked up over preseason statistics, but Jones had an opportunity to lock up the starting tailback duties for good with Cedric Benson still resting a sprained shoulder. He failed to do so, making him the dubious winner of the Bear Report Dud of the Week.