Why Matt Forte Will Be Key to Chicago Bears’ Success in 2010

May 20, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After a tremendous rookie season in 2008, Matt Forte had a rather bad sophomore year in 2009.
In 2008, he rushed for 1,238 yards and eight touchdowns. He also had 63 receptions for 477 yards and four touchdowns.
Those are real good numbers for a rookie running back.
But what happened in 2009? Was it poor blocking? Poor play calling at times? Or was it just poor running on the part of Forte?
He rushed for only 929 yards on 258 attempts, with just four touchdowns. His receiving numbers were real close, except for the goose egg in the touchdown category.
I should also mention that Forte had just one fumble in 2008, but had six fumbles in 2009.
There is hope though for Forte.
In a Mike Martz offense, we know Forte won't get a boatload of carries again, but his activity in the receiving game will be elevated. It's obvious that Martz likes to pass the ball, with short passing being a primary thing in the offense.
If Martz can use Forte like he used ...

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