10 future questions emerging for Chicago Bears after loss to Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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3. Should the Chicago Bears end the Velus Jones experience?

After being inactive in week one, the Chicago Bears decided to activate Velus Jones for week two. He ended up playing four offensive snaps. The first time he was on the field, the Chicago Bears made it obvious he was getting the ball. He had a rush for -3 yards. The rest of the snaps, he was blocking.

He played 12 special teams snaps on roles beyond the five times he returned kicks. However, on those five kick returns, they all resulted in touchbacks. So, it is hard to see the value in Velus Jones at this point. If he plays this little, it is hard to get him involved without it being a giveaway because he has to be schemed touches.

If the Chicago Bears were smart, they would activate Equanimeous St. Brown. The real value on special teams comes down to blocking and chasing down punts, which St. Brown is better than Jones at. St. Brown is a better blocker than both Chase Claypool and Velus Jones.

This is an offense that is built through running the ball, screenplays, and asking their wide receivers to block. At this point, the only reason Jones or Claypool are getting these snaps over St. Brown is because of the investment in them. The offense would be better if St. Brown was blocking more. Will the team realize this?