Chicago Bears’ RB Matt Forte ranked 4th best in NFL, full top-30 revealed

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 running backs in the NFL today, there were plenty of people angry about their favorite team’s workhorse not making the list. It made for a spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. The second batch of RBs, Nos. 11-20, generated a similar response. The next logical step in the ranking of the game’s running backs...
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Brandon Marshall Claims Bears Cutler MVP in 2014

With wide receivers Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery split out wide, and stud running back Matt Forte in the backfield, I suppose the idea of Bears quarterback Jay Cutler being in contention for MVP in 2014 isn't too far off. As reported by NFL Network's Michael Irvin, Marshall told the Hall of Fame receiver, "He's the first one in the building, last one to leave...
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Ka’Deem Carey to bolster Chicago Bears backfield tandem

In the 4th round of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears selected Ka’Deem Carey, running back from the University of Arizona. What the Monsters of the Midway received was a running back that hoists the potential to be an NFL starting running back. As a sophomore, Carey led the nation with 1929 rushing yards in 2012, setting both school records and PAC-12 records, and last year...
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Brandon Marshall: Jay Cutler could ‘absolutely’ win MVP

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall is having to get to know his quarterback again. “I don’t know this guy,” Marshall said, via “I don’t know this new Jay Cutler. Maybe his new name is like Joshua or something. This is a totally different guy. Just call him Joshua Cutler. That’s what the ‘J’ stands for.” Marshall believes the new Cutler could...
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Matt Forte playing with a large ball at Bears camp (Photo)

Many of you may not care, but I thought this was a funny photo. This is not a photoshop. Some of the best images from training camp » — NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) July 29, 2014 I wouldn’t expect to see an exercise ball being used on a football field.   var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType...
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Matt Forte wants to disprove notions about aging running backs

There aren’t many walks of life when someone who is 28 is considered aging, but that’s the case for running backs in the NFL. The much-feared 30th birthday isn’t too far away and any potential sign of slippage becomes a reason to worry that a back has hit the wall that separates the productive phase of their career from the final grinding years before retirement. Bears running...
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Bears’ RB Matt Forte Wants to Break Stereotype

Chicago Bears’ running back Matt Forte has no plans of slowing down, as he resists the stereotype that 30-year-old running backs cannot perform at high levels.  Matt Forte wants to break old running back stereotype — NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) July 27, 2014 Forte had this to say to the Chicago Tribune (via I want to break the stereotype...
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Rewind: Power Rankings, intrigue of Chicago Bears camp, overrated NFL players

Training camp is here! The best columns from the cover32 universe this week will help you kill time until the preseason kicks off. National Columns • Fantasy Preview: The top 32 QBs in 2014 (READ) • Power Rankings: Rating the intrigue of each NFL team’s training camp (READ) • Top 10 in 2014: The best players at every NFL position (READ) • Ten most overrated players in the...
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WEEKLY REWIND: Matt Forte’s hill, Jeremiah Ratliff’s health and Bears aren’t under the radar

We have finally reached training camp. The Bears have reported and have an actual practice under their belts. We will monitor the developments of camp closely but in the meantime, here’s what you might have missed from this week.   Jared Allen and Lamarr Houston headline improved pass rush. (Read) Jeremiah Ratliff’s health, performance key to the Bears season. (Read) Chicago...
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Brett Favre: Jay Cutler ‘has all the tools’ to be a great QB

Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre said Monday on ESPN 1000’s “Carmen and Jurko” show that Jay Cutler has what it takes to be a great quarterback in the NFL. “It goes without saying that Jay has all the tools it takes to be a great quarterback,” Favre said. “And I think the pieces are beginning to be in place. For years their defense had just been so dominating, and...
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1984 Bears vs. Packers video proves history repeats itself

There’s a somewhat popular theory out there that says time is an illusion and that everything that is happening right now has already happened before and will happen again. You can find examples of this theory in popular culture like Battlestar Galactica or in the drunken ravings of Rust Cole on True Detective, who opined that “time is a flat circle.” I don’t put much stock...
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Matt Forte and the hill

Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice was well known for his hill workouts during the offseason. He swore they were a major contributor to him staying in shape and succeeding on the field. Bears running back Matt Forte follows a similar regime. It must work for him because Forte is one of the best backs in the league and is coming off his second Pro Bowl. Here’s some reaction from...
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2014 Fantasy Football: 3 Chicago Bears to Draft

It would be hard to imagine that the Bears would be so dynamic on the offensive side of the ball in the first year under Marc Trestman. With the development of Alshon Jeffrey, the emergence of Martellus Bennett, and the continued greatness of Brandon Marshall the Bears became an offensive juggernaut. Will players continue to develop under Trestman and which ones should you trust...
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Fantasy Preview: Chicago Bears’ Jay Cutler rated as top-10 QB option

With training camps getting underway this week, the NFL season is right around the corner. And that can only mean one thing: Fantasy football drafts are about to start happening. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s never to early to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking each position, with updates from now until the start of...
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Matt Forte should be your number 1 fantasy football pick

Under ordinary circumstances loading up your fantasy football team with picks from your favorite real NFL team is a recipe for disaster. But if you’re pulling for the Chicago Bears in 2014 you might actually be onto something. Last season the Bears made a dramatic break with their team history, changing overnight from a traditional grind-it-out running and defense kind of team...
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Rewind: Are Chicago Bears fans top-10, Power Rankings, best NFL owners

In case you missed it, the best columns from the cover32 universe this week: National Columns • Top 10 in 2014: The best owners in the NFL today (READ) • Power Rankings: Each NFL team’s best home run hitter (READ) • Top 10 in 2014: The best players at every NFL position (READ) • Top 10 in 2014: The best fans in the NFL today (READ) • Ten storylines that would be shockers...
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WEEKLY REWIND: Matt Forte and Ka’Deem Carey, Bears should call Kyle Orton and draft picks who could be cut

Training camp officially begins next week. Football is in the air and the Bears are focused on preparing to be a better team this year. Here’s what you might have missed last week.   Matt Forte and Ka’Deem Carey make a solid 1-2 punch. (Read) Bears recent draft picks could be fighting for a roster spot. (Read) 5 reasons why the Bears’ wide receiver core is the best in the...
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7 Reasons Why Matt Forte Will Be The Best RB In The NFL For 2014

Posted to Chicago BearsChicago Bears running back Matt Forte is extremely underrated, until last year nobody thought of him as “elite” – but that has changed. Forte enters this season as the #3 Most Complete Back in the NFL, according to After analyzing the stats, Forte has a legit case to be the #1 most complete back in the NFL.  Here are 7 reasons why. #7. Running...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Chosen As 2015 Super Bowl Favorite

Posted to Chicago BearsThe Chicago Bears’ chances of winning the Super Bowl in 2015 may seem slim to some people, but others are out there betting their money. ___ From May: “Las Vegas reports that 83% of the cash bet on the Chicago Bears season win total has gone towards the OVER. This means the public thinks the Bears are going to be better than the original 8.5 wins Las Vegas...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Yahoo Fantasy Football ADP Mock Draft

Average Draft Position is important to remember when you enter your fantasy football drafts this summer. If you do you homework, you will know which players are being undervalued and who is being overvalued, as well as the same for certain positions. At the end of June, we started our ADP Mock Draft series with High Stakes Fantasy Football.  Now we get to compare the "experts...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears have a solid 1-2 punch

Last season it was all Matt Forte at the running back position. Michael Bush was virtually non-existent and Michael Ford just didn’t have the talent or experience to be a consistent performer. Rookie Ka’Deem Carey will help shoulder the load this year while the third spot is still very much up for grabs.   Matt Forte It was a career year for Forte who will look to have another...
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Matt Forte NFL’s third best runningback

Posted to Matt ForteMatt Forte, the Bears ground pounder for the last eight seasons has finally been credited national attention.’s Bucky Brooks has rated Forte third in the NFL at the RB position and rightfully so. Only Jamal Charles (#2) and LeSean McCoy (#1) were rated higher. Adrian Peterson actually came in behind Forte at #4. It has been a long time coming for Matt...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears RB Matt Forte is the most underrated running back in the NFL

Matt Forte is the most underrated running back in the NFL.  I am sick of him being pushed around and not getting enough credit.  The kid is a man among boys on the field.  Last year Matt Forte finished second in the NFL in rushing yards behind only LeSean McCoy.  Forte was not too far […] The post Bears RB Matt Forte is the most underrated running back in the NFL appeared first...
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Bears will bring the fireworks

Last season’s offense put up 27.8 points per game. That was good for second in the NFL behind the AFC Champions the Denver Broncos. The Bears will able to put up a large amount of points despite it being the first season in Marc Trestman’s offense and two quarterbacks shuffled in and out of the lineup. Expect the Bears to take a bigger step this season. Brandon Marshall is focused...
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Bears QB coach: ‘I’ve seen incredible progress’ with Jay Cutler

Chicago Bears quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh said Jay Cutler fundamentals continue to improve. “I’ve seen incredible progress,” Cavanaugh said last week, via “When we got in here last year & evaluated him we had a real good conversation with him about certain things that every quarterback should do. We said, ‘Jay it might not be natural, but we want...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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