moochman wrote:They did play a couple of pretty good Ds too. In game one, Cutler went crazy and that may have helped curtail Forte's PT. As for Peterson, it could be that the Stillers D let down a bit when he was in the game. It is a real concern at this point. How many catches did Forte get? Why is he not getting move involved in the pass game. That is a concern as well. Not good signs.
In the 4th Forte was a great defensive play from breaking a dump off for a TD. Steeler LB forced a fumble from behind on a great (but risky) strip play. Looked as if Forte was in the open field with a blocker and 1 guy to beat, Steeler LB had an angle and successfully whacked the ball out of his hands from behind (Olsen recovered the fumble).
He still finsihed w/ 18 touches (13 carries, 5 catches) and 62 total yards - and it was the Steelers (who held Chris Johnson ot similar numbers week 1).
I think the next 2 weeks will be telling for Forte and the Bears running game - @ Seattle (who just got gashed by Frank Gore) & vs Detroit (they're still the Lions). If he doesn't put up RB1 numbers in the next 2 weeks, that's when I'd start worrying.