Chicago Bears: Splitting the Touches Between Matt Forte and Michael Bush in 2012
It looks like Matt Forte will be signed and in uniform by the time the regular season starts.
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Since: Dec 07
#1 Jul 16, 2012
Forte is not ivtal to the Bears having a successftl season, rather, the o-line is. If I were in charge of Bears personnel, the first thing I'd do is arrange a sign and trade for Forte. The obtained players would have to be offensive linemen.
All the teams that went deep in the playoffs had a 2-tailback package that de-emphasized the 25 touches a game approach. They also had far better o-linemen than the Bears have.
A great o-line will make an average back a great back, and a crappy o-line like the Bears have, will make a great back into an average one.
#2 Jul 16, 2012
O-line is important to any team, but forte is a Special talent. Hard to just let go of one of the best backs in football. I like bush as a back up, he can be great with the right o-line...but most rb's could be great with the right o line. I hate we losy bush, but I would rather lose him to the bears than most teams in the nfl.
#3 Jul 16, 2012
As usual, the CHEAPO BEARS OWNERSHIP are gonna cut corners and screw over Forte and the Bears fans.....
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