Chicago Bears: Five Myths Surrounding the 2015 Team

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Nov 29, 2014; University Park, PA, USA; Michigan State Spartans running back Jeremy Langford (33) runs the ball into the end zone for a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium. Michigan State defeated Penn State 34-10. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O

Myth 3: Jeremy Langford was drafted to replace Matt Forte

Could he end up replacing Forte on a full-time basis? Absolutely. However, that’s not the reason he was drafted.

Jeremy Langford was drafted because the front office is not sure if 2nd year back Ka’Deem Carey is the answer. Also, they do not know what they’re going to do with Matt Forte after 2015 and there’s no proven depth at the position.

The drafting of Langford is going to either push Carey out the door or push Carey to the next level.

People already want to write off Carey after a season in which he was never really given an opportunity. He has turned into “old news” to many Bears’ fans which is absolutely absurd seeing that he has not even gotten a real opportunity.

Personally, I think Carey is the better all-around back and will win the position battle.

Many scouts and critics of Langford state that he’s not a physical runner, almost timid at times, and struggles to break tackles.

The Bears drafted a running back in the 4th round – calm down, people. Before we start building a statue of the guy and retiring his jersey number, lets let him carry a football in the NFL first, okay? Sorry, but I’m not drinking the Langford Kool-aid yet.

Next: Myth 4: Kyle Long should and will be moved to tackle