Matt Forte is the one player who can save the Chicago Bears 2014-15 football season and likely the jobs of quarterback Jay Cutler and coach Mark Trestman.
Jay Cutler is a turnover machine for the Chicago Bears, a high risk quarterback who has not proven able to deal with pressure and adverse scenarios very well. The Chicago Bears defense has bigger holes in it than a slice of Swiss cheese and there is no help on the way.
How do you limit the possibility of turnovers, keep your 'suspect' defence off the field as much as possible and give your offensive line and huge wide receivers the opportunity to be as successful as possible? By running the football and it has to be with your stud running back for more than the average 20-25 times per game.
The Chicago Bears need to go back to the past and run Matt Forte a minimum of 8 times per quarter and establish themselves as a running team. In their most recent win against the Minnesota Vikings he carried the ball 26 times for 117 yards. However, of their first 15 plays he only carried the ball twice and as Michael C. Wright, the ESPN Chicago Bears reporter correctly noted how that is not enough to get their star running back into the rhythm of the game nor does it give the offensive line an opportunity to create an identity.
When Matt Forte runs over 100 yards the team has a record of 18 wins and 5 losses. If this Chicago Bears team establishes success running the ball early it will force opponents to bring more players closer to the line of scrimmage and give their big wide receivers more freedom over the middle of the field and easier passes for Jay Cutler which every Bears football fan dreams of for their QB.
It is time for the Chicago Bears to 'dust off' the old game plan of the Dallas Cowboys during the Emmitt Smith years and run Matt Forte a minimum of 32 times per game and preferably 36-40.
Forget waiting until next year coach Mark Trestman. Put the ball into the hands of your best offensive player, Matt Forte, let your lineman hit someone in the mouth on consecutive plays and save your season and the 'hair' of Chicago Bears fans.