Chicago Bears have gone through a major overhaul during the offseason. The Bears lost veteran receiver Brandon Marshall during free agency while John Fox replaced Marc Trestman as head coach.
The arrival of Fox, the former Denver Broncos head coach, will bring new ways of thinking, and Chicago fans will see plenty of changes on the offensive side of the ball.
One of the major changes they could see is to the Bears' running back division, with premier tailback Matt Forte likely to see his role change somewhat headed into the new season.
Offensive coordinator Adam Gase, a man who followed Fox to Chicago, spoke out today and explained that usually him and Fox deploy a multi-back system, a fact which could threaten Forte's game-time moving forward.
"Well this is an unusual situation just because Matt has been in such great shape and has been so dynamic as far as staying on the field," said Gase at rookie minicamp over the weekend, via ESPN.com.
"We've just got to see how it plays out. In Denver, C.J. would hate me for saying this, but he got tired and was a little chubby sometimes. I mean, he got worn down quick and then we had to rotate backs in last year. Matt's an unusual situation in that position because he's able to play every play, or has."
John Fox, however, played down the idea of changing Forte's role straight away. But the Broncos head coach did admit that he's looking for one of his backs deeper on the roster to challenge for reps alongside Forte.
"It's a positive that he's had a number of carries and the production he's had, both catching the ball and running the ball," Fox explained. "We've always been believers in kind of a one-two punch and rolling guys through there whether it's the defensive line; a wave of those guys to stay fresh. I've always had the approach the same thing with running backs.
So Chicago fans, should the Bears continue with Matt Forte as a workhorse back like last year or take some carries off him to keep him fresh? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
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