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Bears look for answers for dormant running game

Posted by GameSetMatch on October 1st, 2009

A confident Matt Forte believes the Bears (2-1) should have success running the ball against the Lions (1-2) on Sunday even if statistics say the Bears are the fifth-worst rushing team in the league.

“When we put our mind to it, we can run against any team,” Forte said. “It’s difficult running in the NFL. We know that. But if we get bodies on people and stay strong, we can run the ball.”

Forte was by no means assessing blame. In fact, he put the onus on himself to run harder and break more tackles.

The bottom line is the Bears essentially are running in place. They enter Sunday’s game averaging a dismal 2.8 yards per carry, second to last in the league behind the Chargers.

Forte is 29th in the league in rushing with 150 yards on 59 carries through three games. He is the only back among the top 30 averaging less than 3.0 yards per carry with a 2.6 average. And this is the same player who compiled 304 yards over his first three games as a rookie last season.

Click here to read the full article – By VAUGHN McCLURE of Chicago Tribune

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2 Responses to “Bears look for answers for dormant running game”

  1. GameSetMatch Says:

    Hey the bears are garbage and wont make it the the superbowl for many years to come LOL. They need to have a dominant defense to make it back which they wont have fort a long and I mean LONG time. There offensive has never been anythin spectacular so you can blame Matt Forte for how bad hes doing when his line can’t block for him.

  2. Marlon Wickles Says:

    He could just be one of those guys that play well for his rookie season, then suck for the rest of his career, i.e. Reggie Bush

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