August 28th, 2014 - 9:15 am
Last year, the Chicago Bears finished second in the NFL in points per game with 27.8. With the emergence of second-year wide receiver Alshon Jeffery paired with No. 1 wideout Brandon Marshall, the Bears possessed arguably the best 1-2 wide [...]
Continue reading Will Jay Cutler be a top fantasy football quarterback?
August 14th, 2014 - 6:00 pm
Last week against the Philadelphia Eagles, there was hardly anything solved in the crowded backfield depth chart. Rookie Ka’Deem Carey got the most carries with 10, but gained just 23 yards on it. Shaun Draughn only had one rush for [...]
Continue reading Bears-Jaguars preview: Do the Bears have a capable backup running back?
August 14th, 2014 - 5:30 pm
Last year the Bears offensive line was healthy and successful in protecting Jay Cutler and paving the way for Matt Forte and the run game. But thus far through a few weeks of training camp, there have been injuries to [...]
Continue reading Bears-Jaguars preview: Protection and cohesiveness a must on offensive line
August 8th, 2014 - 2:30 pm
Last season, the Bears added four new pieces to their offensive line in veteran free agents Jermon Bushrod and Matt Slauson as well as rookies Kyle Long and Jordan Mills. Veteran Roberto Garza remained anchored in the middle at center. [...]
Continue reading Bears-Eagles preview: Can the offensive line resume stability from last year?
August 8th, 2014 - 2:00 pm
Don’t tell Matt Forte that the focus will be on which player will sub in for him and eventually replace him altogether. Forte defiantly stated that he still has a lot left in the tank. “I want to break the [...]
Continue reading Bears-Eagles preview: How will the running back depth chart play out?
July 31st, 2014 - 9:13 am
On Wednesday, Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall made headlines when he said that his friend and quarterback, Jay Cutler, could “absolutely” win the Most Valuable Player award this upcoming season. It’s a lofty goal, for sure, and I don’t expect [...]
Continue reading Cutler MVP might be a reach, but Marshall correct to set bar high
May 29th, 2014 - 9:15 am
Matt Forte had his best season as a pro last year in the first installment of Marc Trestman’s offense. His rushing (1,339) and receiving (594) yards were the highest of his career, as were his rushing touchdowns (9) and receptions [...]
Continue reading Forte, Bears offense has room for growth
May 13th, 2014 - 1:00 pm
The NFL Network came out with its “Top 100 Players of 2014″ and Bears running back Matt Forte was none too pleased about where he was slotted. Forte checked in at No. 91 overall, and apparently was the ninth-ranked running [...]
Continue reading Matt Forte peeved over Top 100 ranking
September 5th, 2013 - 7:00 am
A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the Cincinnati Bengals. 1. Get Matt Forte involved early We’ll finally get our first taste of the Marc Trestman offense against a real opponent in a meaningful game when the [...]
Continue reading Four Downs: Keys to beating the Bengals (09/08/13)
August 7th, 2013 - 9:00 am
In each of Matt Forte’s first four seasons in the league, he caught more than 50 passes for at least 470 yards while serving as a checkdown option in an offense bereft of playmakers at wide receiver. Last season with [...]
Continue reading Big things expected out of Forte in Trestman offense