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He is having terrific game for the Bears.


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I'll trade Reggie Bush for Matt right now.

Maybe the Saints will get lucky, and Ditka will become the Bears' head coach again. Then, Iron Mike (more like IRON HEAD) will throw in ten other players to send to the Saints. Hey, he was dumb enough to do about the same thing years ago to get Ricky Williams. Why not now?
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Matt's a great guy. We played golf together at the Tulane Ray Hester golf outing a few years ago. He deserves alot better from the Bears.
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Forte out of game with possible ACL tear.

Let's hope for the best.
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OC Mike Martz resigned from the Bears. His offense opened up all of Matt's talents. Any new guy coming in is most likely to change that. Matt should go the free agent route at this point to get his just payment. The Bears should have worked out a deal during this past season. Martz leaving is bad news.
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Matt back in town passing out the $$$
http://www.nola.com/tulane/index.ssf/20 ... cart_river
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oops.
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Franchise tag goin on him at 7.7 mill one season and 9.2 the next.
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JDTulane wrote:Franchise tag goin on him at 7.7 mill one season and 9.2 the next.
but a scarred individual...or so he say's
http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumo ... =hp_bf2_a4
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Extremely close to a long term deal with "da" Bears.....
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Be a Hero Today.... Adopt a Shelter Pet... The Beatles once sang "Can't Buy Me Love"... I disagree, unconditional Love can be bought, for the nominal adoption fee at your local Pet Shelter !
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Matt TAF needs you.............. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Resigned for 4 years, 32 million. Unreal. Nice if he would donate for an indoor practice facility.
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Left the game hurt, but has now returned...
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tpstulane wrote:Left the game hurt, but has now returned...
We need some ex Tulane players who made it to the NFL to make the trip back and help motivate the team.
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Matt was on the Dan Patrick Show this morning. He came across as funny and a very low key, nice guy. Tulane even got some pub- Dan asked Matt "Why Tulane?" Matt said his Dad played there, we were his only offer besides McNeese (where his brother played) , Tulane is 30 minutes from home, and great academics. "Easy decision" according to Matt.

He is a great representative for Tulane in the NFL.

Hope he has a 100 yard game next week- in a losing effort vs. the Saints. ;)
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Gruden giving Forte huge props on MNF. "Best blocking rb in Football"
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102 rushing
70 something receiving with a TD catch

Nice night, Matt
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Having a really good season. Over 1k rushing and 500 receiving. Only guy in the league with that right now.
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tnelly15 wrote:Having a really good season. Over 1k rushing and 500 receiving. Only guy in the league with that right now.
Forte looked awesome last night. Too bad he never could get the D'Angelo Williams type contract. However after watching the Saints-Panthers game, I understand the Bears position (which by the way is cheap.)

What is interesting is if Forte had played out his contract to true free agency. He would have been franchised last year at around $7mm and again this year at about $9mm. If he stays healthy, he would have come on the market still in his prime as a top 5 running back in the league. I understand why he signed with the Bears but it would have been really interesting to see him on the market next spring.

I assume he is a Bear for life unless traded or waived. His next free agency window will be at age 30 or so. Very old for a running back to get a mega contract. Meanwhile let's hope his career stays strong.
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Forte has been the workhorse for the Bears since he got there. Last year, summer of 2012 he signed the following deal:
7/16/2012: Signed a four-year, $30.4 million contract. The deal contains $13.8 million guaranteed -- a $4 million signing bonus, $5 million first-year roster bonus, all of Forte's first-year base salary, and his $4 million offseason roster bonus in 2013. Forte is eligible for an annual $100,000 workout bonus in years two through four. Another $4 million is available through incentives. 2013: $1.7 million (+ $4 million roster bonus due 3/31 + $500,000 in per-game roster bonuses), 2014: $5.55 million (+ $1 million in per-game roster bonuses), 2015: $6.65 million (+ $1.05 million in per-game roster bonuses), 2016: Free Agent. Source: Rotoworld.com
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