Found November 04, 2011 on
Chicago Bears Weblog:
Six thoughts going into a third non-football Sunday in a row for me.
1. What are your thoughts on the suddenly-challenging matchup at Philadelphia? Following the Eagles’ four losses that dropped them to 1-4, this looked like a game to laugh at. Now after two impressive wins, the Bears’ week nine opponents look like they could be the “dream team” that was expected. I’m out of the predictions business. I’m hoping for the best but as always, concerned about the worst.
2. Matt Forte was chirping again this week about his contract situation. I’m amazed by Forte’s performance this year and glad to have him. If the Bears don’t sign him to a lucrative longterm contract with tens of millions in guarantees, they can use the franchise tag on the running back for two years. If this happens, in two years Forte stands to make over $17 million. For that reason, I’m starting to get sick of hearing about it. I know he risks injury every week, but life can be a LOT more cruel than the
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Bears running back Matt Forte is fifth in the NFL in rushing yards per game (96.0, 672 total) and first among running backs in yards from scrimmage (1,091). He’s on a pace for 1,536 rushing yards — which would be the most by a Bear since Walter Payton in 1985 (1,551) — and a franchise-record 2,494 yards from scrimmage. He’s been called the MVP of...
Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte is doing his best to keep his mind on business.
With contract talks at a standstill and the potential of the team placing the franchise tag on him, Forte is trying to just focus on football.
"I know I'm loyal to my teammates and my team are my guys, but it doesn't seem like the organization is to me," Forte said. "But...
Matt Forte is giving the Bears another big distraction. Right now Forte is squabbling with the Bears over getting a contract extension. He is currently on the last year of
Already over 1,000 all-purpose yards on the year (672 rushing, 419 receiving), Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte is getting quite the workload this season. And if you've seen any of that workload with your own eyes, you've seen signs, or heard commentators or seen Forte himself reference the fact that he is being compensated relatively poorly for his performance.
....except the Bears, apparently.
Matt Forte is the heart of the Bears' offense, but with the team unwilling to work out a long-term extension, he says he's playing for a front office that doesn't match the loyalty of its players.
Steve Rosenbloom: Fans who want the Bears to fork over $40 million or $50 million to Matt Forte are nuts, and here's why: They don't have to, and won't have to for several years.
The Bears will have to contend with the Eagles' top-ranked rushing attack led by LeSean McCoy (above) and quarterback Michael Vick.
Here is a look at hypothetical propositional wagers between the Bears and Eagles.
First team to score
Eagles. The Eagles have a potent offense — ranked No. 1 in the league — and have finally started to come together after a 1-4 start to their...
This week, the Eagles will face the Bears on Monday Night Football. Two prime time games in a row! YAY, but also some of us have DAY JOBS y'all!I have to admit, in the McNabb era, I tended to worry about night games. If you've been reading this blog for any amount of time, you know I have always been a huge Big5 fan. But DMac was often not as his best in the prime time games...