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Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer’s strategy in 2013 is very simple, get RB Matt Forte the ball every opportunity.
Kromer is moving the offense to a zone blocking scheme that will allow Forte not to have to power through man to man blocking, instead making one cut and heading downfield.
He feels the running back has the patience to excel in the scheme.
“Our idea is to get [Forte] the ball as much as possible,” Kromer said, via Adam L. Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times.
“[Man-blocking schemes are] good, but also difficult to block sometimes because defenses are always moving and nobody is going to be in a stationary place,” Forte said. “I like zone schemes, inside and outside, because it gives you a chance to read the play and use your vision as a running back.
“You can be patient and pick a hole to go to. If it’s a faster defense, sometimes you can press the hole and cut back. If it’s a two-gapping defense, you can just press, hit one hole and go.”
“Last year, they ran a lot of outside man-scheme plays, where they blocked down and pull around, and he had the speed to do that and patience to get on the blocks,” Kromer said. “I think you’ll see a variety of run styles this year scheme-wise, whether it’s inside, outside zones. It’s all different types of schemes to try and help him change what we’re giving the defense, and really he’s talented enough to do anything you ask.”
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