Posts Tagged ‘Matt Forte contract’

This whole Matt Forte sitch and the Bears off-season

March 23, 2012 1 comment


Ok, first things first…I LOVE the Michael Bush signing by the Bears.  In this day and age, even though the NFL is a passing league, you need two running backs.  I think Bears will shift back to being a physical offense with Mike Tice calling the shots, and Michael Bush is his type of back.  He is a big physical bruiser that can be more than just a short yardage back.  Great pick up.  It’s been one of many solid acquisitions this offseason.  The Brandon Marshall deal has a lot of red flags, but the positives out-weigh the negatives.  The Bears also signed Jason Campbell to be Jay Cutler’s backup.  I mean, that might be the most glaring sign that the Bears are becoming a competent organization right before our eyes.  They didn’t over pay for a Mario Williams or Vincent Jackson, and have put themselves in a good position to address other needs via the draft.  They aren’t the Patriots, but at least they aren’t the Jets.

Even though the Bush signing was a positive thing for the 53-man roster…it was still inappropriate.  Matt Forte has been the team’s best player for years, and has been a model teammate and citizen.  Yet the Bears have failed to give him the long-term contract that he has earned.  Forte expressed his frustration via twitter yesterday.


Hard to take issue with anything Forte said here.  The Bears continue to bring in high-priced backups (Bush, Barber, Jones, Taylor), when they should really just pay Matt Forte.  The Bears defense is aging rapidly, and soon the Bears offense will need to carry the team.  Running backs and citizens like Forte don’t grow on trees.  Forte was a second round pick and has delivered incredible value.  Totally out-performed that contract and never held out.  In my humble expert opinion he is a top 3 running back in the NFL.  Pay the man.


PS: To all those morons who say things like “I’d like to be disrespected like Forte”…shut the hell up.  No you wouldn’t.  Yeah he is going to make $7.7m this year on the franchise tag…but that’s not the point.  Even though this is 100% about the money…it really isn’t.  So yeah he is making bank this year, but he still deserves to cash in and get his guaranteed skrilla.  It’s all relative.


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NFL Week 7 Recap

October 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Tim Tebow is so good that he proves the first 55 minutes of a football game are irrelevant.  I mean the guy is a winner first and foremost.  Nobody should be questioning his ability at this point.  Even when he sucks he is great.  I mean look at his form here in this picture.  Just effing terrible.  Ball is starting way too low in his delivery.  Awful mechanics.  What you can’t see in this picture is his heart.Probably threw a TD pass here.

Colts are the leaders at the quarter-pole in the “Suck For Luck” Derby.  The Rams and Dolphins are hot on their tail though.  Manning face right there.  Peyton might realize that his days are numbered.  Colts should be embarrassed.  The Dolphins at least tried to win, but Tebow was simply too perfect…hard to beat a team with Jesus on their side.

I don’t want to be a prisoner of the moment, but Matt Forte is the best running back in the NFL.  He can do everything.  He is the only thing worth watching on the Bears offense.  I can’t wait to see how Jerry Angelo manages to piss him off enough to walk away at the end of this contract.

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They are who we thought they were.  Two losses in a row now and Matt Stafford is scheduled to have an MRI.  Too late to enter the Suck For Luck Derby.  Lions could find themselves on the outside looking in again.

The Chargers are the softest/dumbest team in the league hands down.  They had an opportunity to win a statement game and stand up for their coach after he was insulted during the week and they choked.  With a chance to win the game on a last-minute drive, the Chargers ran one of the worst 2 minute drills I have ever seen.  They are totally pathetic.  Anybody who thinks they are capable of rising up and winning a big game is a moron.

Cam Newton is AWESOME



That’s about all you need to know.  That…and that games in London are stupid.



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