Forte working overtime

Forte working overtime

Posted by Bob LeGere on Wed, 09/24/2008 - 23:59
Sure, rookie running back Matt Forte is off to an excellent start. His 409 yards from scrimmage are second in the NFL only to Frank Gore's 412. But it might be time to start thinking about cutting back a bit on the 22-year-old Forte's workload and using veteran Kevin Jones a little more. Jones got 13 carries in the season opener but has touched the ball just four times since. Forte leads the NFL in rushing attempts with 73, which, over the course of an entire season, works out to 389 carries (and 1,621 yards). But no one in the NFL last season carried the ball more times than the Redskins' Clinton Portis, who had 325. Only six players in the league carried more than 300 times. No running back in Bears history has ever carried the ball 389 times in one season, not even Walter Payton, the most durable runner in NFL history. Payton has the four busiest seasons in team history, carrying 381 times in 1984, 369 times in 1979 and 339 times in 1977 and 1981.
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