Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 11/20/14

CHICAGO - NOVEMBER 22: Matt Forte #22 of the Chicago Bears runs the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles at Soldier Field on November 22, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
  After losing four of their last five games the Chicago Bears find themselves at 8-5 and barely clinging on to playoff hopes.  What began as the most promising season in years for the Windy City has quickly taken a slide; but why? A big part of the Bears preseason hype stemmed from the re-signing of running back Matt Forte.  Forte had been a workhorse in the Bears offense over the course of his first four years in the NFL.  Coming in to the 2012 season Forte had led the Bears in both rushing yards and receptions each of the two previous years.  It was a trend that eventually labeled No.… Read more
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4 Comments:
  • how can this story even be written? the Bears switch OC's every year, and every year they say the same BS "We'll get off the bus running" and every year they do the opposite with Air Cutler, until Cutler gets broken then they revert back to Forte. The Bears have the most inept coaching staff ever, they have no idea how to use any weapon they have from Forte to Hester to anybody on the O, and lets not mention how the front office has spent $2.50 on the Offensive line!!
  • The Bears need new ownership. Their story is the same every year regardless of who the coaches are or who the players are. Here is their philosophy: really good defense, really good special teams, offense: non existent. This philosophy comes from the top. Virginia Halas/McCaskey is a fine woman but knows nothing about football, the same goes or her husband. But people keep paying for seats and merchandise and they keep raking in the dough oblivious to the problems. The last time the team was any good was when Ditka was coach, hand picked by George Halas, Ditka understood football and knew that a offense was important. He basically said to the McCaskeys "screw you, I'm gonna play this game the right way" and it payed off. Get control away from the McCaskeys and into the hands of football people and you can begin to create a respectable football team.
  • One player, unless that player is a 'bad' quarterback, can not make or brake a football team; Matt Forte has proven he is a quality football player, the Bears problem is not with him, it is with a questionable offense line and an aging defense. No one player is responsible for a team's shortcomings, some of that blame must fall on management and their selection of the players who can play and are committed to winning!
  • Bears only have two problems, Coaching staff and ownership. They have some good players, they just have no idea how to use them. It's time to break up the "Good old Boys club and get back to football.
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