Is Matt Forte Back in the Lineup?


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Despite missing practice yesterday and being listed as Questionable, it appears Matt Forte might be ready for the Broncos game. Of course, John Fox plays the “bob and weave” with the media not showing his hand. He did admit it would be tricky managing three running backs if Forte is a go. The Broncos are a tough defense, especially against the pass, so I believe we will see more of Jeremy Langford and Ka’Deem Carey than Matt Forte if he really is a go.

The Bears organization will not put Matt in harm’s way if the knee is still sore, so for now, 50-50 he plays.

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Here is an interview with Antrel Rolle regarding Jay Cutler and if this doesn’t dispel the lack of leadership myth nothing will.

Rolle on Cutler’s leadership

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Per Bleacher Report the Bears’ Eddie Goldman and Adrian Amos are in the Top 50 Rookies. Goldman is ranked 18th over all and first at his position, DT. Amos is 19th overall and comes in second to Byron Jones of Dallas at S.

The Bears re-signed Terrance Mitchell to the practice squad as expected.

Injuries: Alshon Jeffery has two now, his groin and shoulder but expect him to play. Pernell McPhee is still out, as well as, wide receiver Eddie Royal. It appears Hroniss Grasu is getting better and was limited in practice. His return would be huge, getting Matt Slauson back to RG relieves a huge burden on the offensive line.

The Bears face a tough opponent in the Broncos. Over the last two weeks I have called the defensive line as the key to the game. This week it will be the offensive line. The Broncos rank first against the pass and are good against the run. With De’Marcus Ware out they become more vulnerable to the Bears running game. With Jeremy Langford and Ka’Deem Carey’s unique running styles it makes it harder for defenses to key on one of them. The Bears will need to be effective early to open up the passing game for Cutler. We need the offensive line to be on point throughout.

The Bears have been underdogs all season and for me I like that. Over at the have made their picks for Sunday. It’s a split decision, three for the Bears and three for the Broncos. It will be interesting to see the other picks. I will tell you now, ESPN other than Mike Ditka, will have the Broncos.

Other news:

Bears offensive line is ranked 5th in pass protection by Football Outsiders.

Yesterday DC Fangio spoke about Shea McClellin, who HC Fox is now labeling a defensive leader. Here is Fangio comments about Shea:

“Shea’s a stud,” Fangio said Wednesday after practice at Halas Hall. “That was a four-to-six-week injury, and he came back right on the four-week mark. A lot of time guys are at the six- or seven-week mark, and he came right back as early as he could. [He] went out there and played good [against the Rams] and made his presence felt early with a big strip-fumble there.”