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Re: Matt Forte - Update: new contract

Postby Cowboys 4 life » Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:18 am

Mike Tice wants 1,000 yards each from Matt Forte and Michael Bush

By MJD | Shutdown Corner – 23 hours ago

When the Chicago Bears signed Matt Forte to a big new contract in July, Michael Bush, who had just signed with the Bears in March, was worried about his role in the offense. He didn't want to be just a short-yardage back.

But Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice doesn't see him as that. Tice sees Bush as a 1,000-yard back. He sees him as one of the Bears' two 1,000-yard backs, actually. Bush shared Tice's plan with the Chicago Sun-Times: when he arrived at Halas Hall for a free-agent visit, Bush was fascinated when new offensive coordinator Mike Tice informed him that he wanted two 1,000-yard running backs.

"He said he wanted to do it,'' Bush recalled Tice saying, "and I said, 'Well, you got the right two people.' "

Both guys are unquestionably capable of a 1,000-yard season if they stay healthy. Forte's done it twice before, and while Bush hasn't, it's mainly because he hasn't had the opportunity. Last year with Oakland, he was just 23 yards short of 1,000, and he got there on 256 carries. He added 37 receptions for 418 yards, too, giving him a total of 1,395 yards from scrimmage. He's got the talent if he gets the touches. ... --nfl.html

Drop him down a bit.
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