Chicago Bears’ RB Matt Forte: Ready To Rumble

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Published: July 14, 2009

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It is merely a myth. Michael Turner, Frank Gore, Adrian Peterson, Clinton Portis, Brian Westbrook, Willie Parker, Willis Mcgahee, Deuce Mcallister, Laurence Maroney, and some guy over in San Diego all give the lie to this assumption.

Why should Matt Forte be any different?

Forte had a sensational rookie season, winning the Rookie of the Year award, and being the spark for a sometimes lifeless Chicago Bears offense.

Forte averaged 3.9 yards per carry on almost twenty attempts per game.

Not mind-blowing numbers, by any means, but solid.

That is a better ypc average than either Tomlinson or Willie Parker, just to put it into perspective.

He had 77 yards per game rushing, more than Parker and Tomlinson, again, and Larry Johnson.

Forte amassed 1,238 yards rushing, putting him at seventh in the league.

Why would one assume he will have a "sophomore slump?"

I watched some highlights of Forte today, and, time after ...

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