Tag Archives: Matt Forte

Forte named Rookie of the Week

November 29th, 2008 - 2:29 pm

Bears running back Matt Forte was named Diet Pepsi Rookie of the Week for his performance in the Bears’ 27-3 victory over the St. Louis Rams last week. Forte rushed for 139 yards and two touchdowns on 21 attempts. He [...]

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What happened to the two-back system?

November 25th, 2008 - 10:23 pm

The plan was to use two running backs. It’s something Lovie Smith has stressed since he became Bears head coach five years ago. “You need at least two good running backs to make it through a season,” Lovie has said. [...]

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Lloyd out for Detroit game

October 3rd, 2008 - 4:17 pm

Bears wide receiver Brandon Lloyd, who has been the most steady receiver for the team this year, has been ruled out for Sunday’s game in Detroit. Lloyd sprained his knee in last week’s victory over the Eagles and has not [...]

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First quarter awards

September 29th, 2008 - 6:48 pm

Lovie Smith likes to break the season up into quarters, and with the first quarter of the season in the books, here’s a look at some of the Bears’ top players and the awards I would give out if I [...]

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Bears-Eagles halftime thoughts

September 28th, 2008 - 9:04 pm

For the third time in four weeks, the Bears head into halftime with a lead. It’s now up to them to finish the game. If I had to guess what word was being tossed around in the locker room right [...]

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Stats update

September 16th, 2008 - 6:51 pm

I’m not a big stat man. In fact, I hate stats. I think statistics are for fantasy geeks, not football analysts. Stats are often misleading and seldom forthright. However, with that said, I know a lot of people do enjoy [...]

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Last drive a game-killer for the Bears

September 15th, 2008 - 1:37 pm

It’s easy to second-guess playcalling, but it’s not always the smart thing to do. What it does is make fans and analysts feel better because they have somebody on whom to lay the blame. But holding Ron Turner accountable for [...]

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Forte battling sore ankle

September 13th, 2008 - 3:05 pm

Bears rookie running back Matt Forte is battling a sore ankle and is listed as probable on the injury report for Week 2. Forte’s appearance on the list as well as his reduced reps during practice this week caused a [...]

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Bears-Colts postgame thoughts

September 7th, 2008 - 11:13 pm

I was wrong. Joe Schmoe down the street was wrong. Sports Illustrated’s Peter King was, too. ESPN’s panel of experts were wrong. As was the crew from Fox Sports. And Yahoo Sports’ experts. And Pete Prisco and the group from [...]

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10 things to watch in preseason Game 4

August 27th, 2008 - 11:24 pm

In keeping with my previous entries, we’ll take a look at some of the things to watch in Thursday night’s preseason finale against the Cleveland Browns. It’s a bit harder to find ten distinct things in a meaningless fourth game, [...]

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