"In the last couple seasons, the Chicago Bears have made it a point to not run their franchise running back into the ground, giving him 3-4 series off per game to keep his legs fresh. They've also also tried to have a #2 guy who can be more of a muscle-- A back who can be inserted in short-yardage situations-- because that is not Forte's specialty.
Since Forte was drafted, the team has made it a point to have that complimentary #2, and 2012 was the first year that they really hit a home run. Not only could Michael Bush handle the heavy lifting, he would have been the starter if the Bears had decided no to pay the man during Matt Forte's public contract dispute.
Unfortunately for Chicago, Michael Bush was only available this past week for emergency situations due to a rib injury, and Forte was spelled by Armando Allen. Not exactly the 1-2 punch the team has in mind."
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