|05-15-2013, 11:34 AM||#1|
First Team All Pro
Join Date: Jul 2004
RB Matt Forte Excited About Role In Bears' Passing Game
After Tuesday’s OTAs, Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte said that he will be used more in the team's passing game, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
‘‘I think it’s more challenging for me personally,’’ Forte said. ‘‘I have to learn more than just what the ‘H’ does. I’ve got to learn what the ‘F’ does and where he lines up. I may have a situation where I line up as a receiver and I have to learn the receiver routes as well.’’
‘‘I expect it to be balanced — establish the run first and get into the passing game,’’ Forte said. ‘‘There’s a lot of routes that the running back has, even a fullback and tailback. The ball is going to be spread around pretty well.’’
Last season, it seemed the Bears didn’t know how to use Forte. General manager Phil Emery is on the record as saying he wasn’t ‘‘fully utilized,’’ Forte’s production, especially in the passing game, decreased, and nagging injuries made things worse.
But Trestman will find ways to change that, he said earlier this offseason that Forte has the ‘‘full spectrum of what you want out of a running back.’’
Forte, meanwhile, said it’s exciting seeing where new players such as Bennett and left tackle Jermon Bushrod fit into the offense, too.
‘‘We’ve had a lot of playbooks come through,’’ Forte said. ‘‘But I like this offense. I’m pretty excited about the upcoming season.’’
Source: The Redzone
|05-17-2013, 08:52 PM||#5|
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Columbus, OH
Wait...wait, the Bears have a passing game??? Since when??? All I see is Cutler running for his life.
Sent from my grain flow forged iPhone using Tapatalk
U-rah-rah, On, Wisconsin and go Pack go!!!
|bears, nfc, nfcnorth, nfl-news|
|Thread Tools||Search this Thread|
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Bears RB Matt Forte Vows To Play In Season Finale||SteveRobWhatever||Chicago Bears||0||12-24-2012 12:22 AM|
|Bears RB Matt Forte Leaves Game Vs Cardinals With Ankle Injury||SteveRobWhatever||Chicago Bears||0||12-23-2012 07:50 PM|
|Lovie Smith Confident Bears Can Reach Long-Term Deal With RB Matt Forte||SteveRobWhatever||Chicago Bears||5||02-24-2012 04:58 PM|
|Bears Coach Lovie Smith Not Ruling RB Matt Forte Out For Seahawks Game||Sweets||Chicago Bears||0||12-14-2011 03:52 PM|
|Two Teams Expressed Interest In Acquiring Bears RB Matt Forte||BigBlueBruiser||Chicago Bears||5||10-18-2011 01:36 PM|