Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 5/15/13

Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte is in the elite category when it comes to skill sets. He is a dynamic runner and gets plenty of yards via the ground, but what separates Forte from most NFL backs is his ability to catch the football. Forte is the newest version of Marshall Faulk, the former Rams great who could dominate taking a handoff, or running routes. He is the perfect running back for a Trestman offense that has so many moving pieces. He can run a circle routes, catch in the flat, or be motioned to any of the five wideout positions and be equally effective. In 2012, Forte wasn’t used as much in that capacity, more of a traditional back, but in 2013 he could explode going back to his all-purpose self. “It’s easy to learn what you do, but to actually have to learn the concepts of what the receivers are doing and why I have to run this route to get that guy open … it makes it more difficult, but also more intriguing as a player,” Forte said, via Michael C. Wright of ESPNChicago.com. “I have to learn more than what the ‘H’ does. I’ve got to learn what the ‘F’ does, (and) where he lines up because I may have a situation where I line up as a receiver. I have to learn the receivers’ routes as well.”

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