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Forte Looks Like a Better Benson

RB Cedric Benson (Jonathan Daniel/Getty)

The Chicago Bears had one of the worst running games in the NFL this past season, and a terrible offensive line was largely to blame. But that didn't stop Jerry Angelo from investing a second-round pick on Tulane tailback Matt Forte. Cedric Benson, you have officially been put on notice.

From Gale Sayers to Walter Payton, and to a lesser degree from Neal Anderson to Thomas Jones, the Monsters of the Midway always have been and always will be a running football team. And just in case head coach Lovie Smith is reading this column right now, let's all say it together just to make him happy: "We get off the bus running the football." After a slow start on the ground in 2006, the...

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