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Forte sick of 'frustrating' Bears running game

Posted on: October 7, 2010 7:36 pm
Edited on: October 7, 2010 8:09 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

The Bears rushing attack isn't what one would call "potent." In fact, at 68.8 yards per game and 275 total yards, they don't just average less yards than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (who feature Cadillac Williams who features a 2.5 yards per carry average!), and Tampa's only played three games. 

Or put more simply, the Bears are in next-to-last. And it's starting to get frustrating, of course.

"It's frustrating to the nth power," running back Matt Forte said to the Chicago Sun-Times. "It's very disappointing and frustrating. I'm a running back; you want to run the ball."

Adding to Forte's frustration is that the Bears have only even tried to run the ball 84 times; Denver, in dead last in yards per game is at least over 100 attempts on the season (and not to mention they aren't repeatedly punching their quarterback depth chart in the side of the head, metaphorically speaking). 

He's not the only one frustrated either -- Olin Kruetz, Mike Tice, Lovie Smith, Chester Taylor and pretty much everyone except Mike Martz made it seem kind of silly that they weren't at least trying to tote the rock a little bit. Indeed, the point of the article seemed to involve some sort of "tipping point" for everyone's gaskets getting blown about passing on every down.

But, hey, Martz is the guy who got them to a division-leading 3-1, and, well, now's certainly not the time to question his strategy. After all, look how safe and healthy and his quarterbacks are! 
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