Who Should Be the Chicago Bears’ Primary Back—Matt Forte Or Chester Taylor?

June 20, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It's an admittedly nice problem to have, and, in fact, probably a necessity in the NFL these days: having two competent running backs.
The Bears could have had this previously if they had kept Thomas Jones or Cedric Benson, but that is muddy water under the bridge.  
Still, it is a question that seems to be important to the modern NFL player: Why can't both players get an equal number of snaps? Well, it's not that easy.
Today's contract issues and player egos almost demand to know who is No. 1. Plus, if there is to be clubhouse chemistry, players need to accept their roles.
Isn't that why Benson is no longer here? I mean, other than the fact that he did not produce with the Bears?
In baseball, you don't see many teams having two closers. Well, it's a similar issue to have two backs, except when one knows he is the backup.
The obvious candidate to be the second banana would be Taylor, since he is much older and has only carried the ball as a primary ba...

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