The Chicago Bears have rotated James Daniels and Eric Kush over each of the past two games. How have the two stacked up against each other?
For the second straight game, Eric Kush started at left guard but platooned with James Daniels throughout the game. After comparing the two last week, we might as well keep this thing running throughout the duration, to see if we find a true split with a bigger sample size.
Eric Kush has played 69 snaps over the last two weeks; Daniels has played 83.
With that in mind, what are the per play results, and who is better in the running game? Neither has stood out as a pass protector, and neither has allowed a sack.
Yards per play
So far, the Chicago Bears have averaged 5.8 yards per play with Kush in during the rotation. Three scoring drives started with Kush on the field.
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The Chicago Bears have averaged 6.1 yards per play with James Daniels taking snaps. Five scoring drives have started with James Daniels on the field.
Running game impact
On the ground, Eric Kush has seen 12 rush attempts go for 88 yards, 7.3 yards per rush. This would be a good time to point out that Mitch Trubisky scrambles are baked into these numbers. They skew things a bit.
Still, Daniels has seen 27 rushes go for 131 yards. This is just 4.8 yards per carry, but a few key scrambles do not aid it.
This is why it is tough to take too much away from the number presented. It is still a small sample size, and the situation in which each has had to come in for has varied.
With that in mind, the Bears have not necessarily noticed a drop off from one guard to the other. This is not a bad thing.