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Offensive Issue: Ground Game Gash

RB Matt Forte (Nam Y. Huh/AP)

Credit Matt Forte for being a force on offense last year for the Chicago Bears, but the running game as a whole was below average and must improve. Offensive coordinator Ron Turner needs to find a secondary option in the backfield he can trust. In Part II of a five-part series, we look at the RBs.

The Skinny Even though they got a dynamite debut season from Matt Forte, the Monsters of the Midway were not nearly as good on the ground as they needed to be in 2008. A second-round draft choice out of Tulane, the former Green Wave rushed for 1,238 yards and led all backs in the NFL with 63 receptions for 477 more yards – he scored 12 total touchdowns, eight on the ground and four through the...

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