I know we're counting on Bell as our future savior at RB. But I do think it's fair to ask, should Dwyer be getting more carries and could it help us as an offense.
They have virtually identical YPC with Bell at 3.25 and Dwyer at 3.23.
Now the real difference in these 2 is the passing game. Bell's a threat to catch a pass and Dwyer isn't. But Dwyer is a significantly better blocker. And therein lies my question - which is more important?
Bell's only got 13 catches for 82 yards and 3 1st downs. Nothing too significant yet. Hopefully that can become a more valuable asset to the offense in time. But more than Bell's couple short catches, I think we need to enable Ben to make plays downfield to our WRs/TE. And we all know Ben likes to hold the ball to create time for plays down the field. Just seems to me, it would be better to have Dwyer back there with Ben helping buy him time with his blocks.
Until Bell becomes a better blocker, we're hamstringing our QB. Who's ultimately more important here - Bell or Ben. Until we're mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, I'd say Ben for now. I expect Bell to develop in time, but he's just not there yet.
And isn't the most important cog in the offense, Ben? And keeping him upright to make plays? Right now, Dwyer's the best option from that perspective imho.