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And so it begins...

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Matt Forte unhappy losing carries to Michael Bush

By Marc Sessler
Around the League Writer
Published: Sept. 10, 2012 at 11:09 a.m.

Matt Forte pumped out 80 yards off 16 carries Sunday, but the Chicago Bears running back was more concerned about the touches he didn't receive in the team's 41-21 win over the Indianapolis Colts.

Namely those money-in-the-bank opportunities down at the goal line, awarded to his new backfield mate Michael Bush. Forte didn't sound happy about it.

"It's been happening my whole career here, so I don't know," Forte told the Chicago Sun-Times. "That's (coordinator Mike Tice's) call."

Tice pulled his workhorse repeatedly in goal-line situations. After Forte barreled for a 32-yard gain on the opening drive, he ripped off a 15-yarder to hand the Bears a first-and-goal from the 1. Tice proceeded to feed the ball to Bush two straight times, leading to Chicago's first touchdown of the game. Bush scored again from the 1-yard line before halftime.

Forte had eight more carries than Bush and the problem isn't between the two of them. "Mike can do it all, as well," Forte said. "He can catch the ball on third downs, so there are no limitations when I come out of the game. It's not like if I come out on third down, he can't do the same thing."

Even if Bush can do what Forte can do, Forte would rather do it himself.


September 11th, 2012, 2:59 pm
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Matt Forte is coming off as a huge freakin' malcontent. First he doesn't think he's getting paid fairly, now he wants the ball all the time. What's next, his soup is too hot?

Talented kid, but he is a crybaby.

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I love it!

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Post Re: Matt Forte unhappy losing carries to Michael Bush
They asked him if he liked it, and he gave an honest answer. There's been no discord. Forte had a TD and 120 all purpose yards. Bush is a beast at the goal line. Forte not so much. Forte isn't losing TDs to Bush - Matt will get all the TDs this year he ever gets. Gould is going to lose FGs to Bush. And there's nothing wrong with that... unless you're the opposition.


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Post Re: Matt Forte unhappy losing carries to Michael Bush
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They asked him if he liked it, and he gave an honest answer. There's been no discord. Forte had a TD and 120 all purpose yards. Bush is a beast at the goal line. Forte not so much. Forte isn't losing TDs to Bush - Matt will get all the TDs this year he ever gets. Gould is going to lose FGs to Bush. And there's nothing wrong with that... unless you're the opposition.


Pretty much what my co-worker who sits next to me and is n intelligent bears fan said. Forte is a beast, but has always had issues getting those 1-3 yd TDs, so Bush is the more logical choice. Hes been great at it since College. Nothing to see here (as much as we wish there was).


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It's okay now, Forte got hurt tonight.

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Post Re: Matt Forte unhappy losing carries to Michael Bush
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It's okay now, Forte got hurt tonight.


High ankle sprain - out 2-4 weeks. He'll be back for the MNF game.

They re-signed Kahlil Bell to back up Bush.


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